Village Harvest is a volunteer-powered organization with 35 volunteer leaders, a part-time staff of four, and thousands of volunteers contributing their time, talents and passions to strengthen our community. We are guided by a nonprofit Board of Directors.

Staff Members

 

Craig Diserens

Executive Director

Craig is one of the founding volunteers of Village Harvest and became the leader and Executive Director in 2011 after ten years managing the business side as Secretary/Treasurer.  His professional background is in Silicon Valley engineering and business management.

Susan Osofsky

Susan Osofsky

Orchard Harvest Coordinator

Susan began volunteering in our first year - 2001 - and became our Orchard Coordinator in 2005. She is the former co-director of Green Fork, a project of Conexions which celebrates and connects people to their local sources of food. In this case food literally in people's own backyards! Susan's entire backyard is landscaped with edibles which she grows organically. She is a model of the celebration of abundance and sharing with her community.

Tracy Mitchell

Office Administrator

Tracy joined Village Harvest in 2019 as our office administrator. She and her daughters found us while volunteering with a local National Charity League chapter. Having spent her childhood on a farm in rural Nevada, Tracy connects with our mission to help and educate others through backyard and orchard harvests. She enjoys her interactions with staff, volunteers, and homeowners - all essential to the success Village Harvest.

Judy Cooks

Neighborhood Harvest Coordinator

Judy and her son began volunteering with us in 2019 after learning about Village Harvest through their involvement in the Young Men's Service League in Los Altos. She became a member of our staff for the 2020 Neighborhood Harvest season. In addition to her volunteering with YMSL and Village Harvest, Judy has been organizing summer swim meets, and in her work in the tech industry Judy has been a web designer and technical writer.

 

Volunteer Leaders

 

Tamara Abrams

Harvest Leader

Christel Casjens

Harvest Leader, Van Driver

Joyce Che

Harvest Planner

Ji-Hwa Chen

Harvest Assistant

Jennifer Deghuee

Harvest Leader, Van Driver

Craig Diserens

Harvest Planner, Harvest Leader, Van Driver

Sippie Dykstra

Harvest Assistant

Mike Fales

Harvest Assistant

Nancy Fales

Harvest Assistant

Kendra Hershey

Harvest Assistant, Van Driver

Karen Hurst

Harvest Leader, Van Driver

Henry Jeong

Harvest Leader

Nikki Kim

Harvest Leader

Molly Kinder

Harvest Leader

Kathy Kreidler

Harvest Assistant

Dennis LaRue

Van Driver

Jim Lee

Van Driver

Ellen Loebl

Van Driver, Harvest Leader

Jim Murray

Van Driver, Harvest Assistant

Bonnie Natsuhara

Harvest Leader

Susan Osofsky

Harvest Leader, Van Driver

Joe Palmer

Harvest Leader

Bud Pyle

Harvest Leader

Linda Ryan

Harvest Assistant

Jim Sengstock

Harvest Leader

Robyn Shalinsky

Harvest Planner

Dave Spektor

Harvest Assistant

Joanne Spektor

Harvest Assistant

Ginny Turner

Harvest Assistant

John Turner

Van Driver, Harvest Leader

Sanjeev Varaha

Harvest Leader, Van Driver

Dana Warren

Harvest Leader

Wendelyn Wells

Harvest Assistant

Bill Young

Harvest Assistant