New Director for Amagansett Food Institute

Kate Fullam

The Amagansett Food Institute Board of Directors announced last week that Kate Fullam has been appointed as the organization’s new Executive Director, effective January 29, 2018. Ms. Fullam will replace Kathleen Masters, who served in the same role for five years, through November 2016.

“A.F.I. turns a corner and enters the new year in great shape under the leadership of Kate Fullam. Welcome, Kate!” said Amagansett Food Institute Board Chairman John de Cuevas.

Kate Fullam

Ms. Fullam brings a broad range of experience in the nonprofit sector, having served organizations at the local, regional, and international level since 2004. Prior to joining the Amagansett Food Institute, she built her career at Group for the East End, Southampton Hospital (now Stony Brook Southampton Hospital), and most recently at the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University. To complement over a decade of experience, Ms. Fullam earned a Master of Nonprofit Administration in 2011. She is a founding member of the Good Ground Community Garden in Hampton Bays, where she resides.

“The Amagansett Food Institute’s work to promote local farming and food production nicely complements my prior experience in environmental conservation, health care, and communications,” said Ms. Fullam. “From our farmer apprentice matching and education programs to the amazing food producers leveraging our business incubator at South Fork Kitchens, I am so impressed with everything that A.F.I. has accomplished since 2012. As the new Executive Director, I am looking forward to reconnecting with my old friends and colleagues at partner organizations on the East End so we can work together to make a difference in our community.”


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