Although I met Anna last year I got to really know her when she approached me with a group of my colleagues to request a donation of space on the Green Star parcel for use by the County COVID-19 Food Taskforce she was helping to form to establish an emergency food hub. Access to this additional space has allowed the taskforce to better meet emergency food needs during the COVID-19 crisis. Our work together gave me the opportunity to see first-hand what Anna can accomplish. She is an adept facilitator, has a “roll up your sleeves” approach to whatever project she undertakes, communicates effectively, and is passionate about her work.
During the course of our work together on the Food Hub project, I learned that Anna is a trained nutritional epidemiologist. Her scientific expertise was clear in the talents she brought to the challenge of easing food insecurity. As the owner of a business that serves nearly 100 frail community elders, I have been gravely concerned about how to protect their health during the COVID-19 crisis. Anna was generous in sharing both her time and scientific knowledge with me. I am an enthusiastic supporter of a candidate who relies on science to formulate her positions.
- Elizabeth Classen Ambrose, City of Ithaca