New Genesis Farm Board Members
February 20, 2010
The Genesis Farm Board of Trustees is happy to announce two new Board members, Beth Lambert and Paul Nick. They attended their first meeting as Board members on Saturday, February 20, at the Farm.
is the chief executive officer of Herbalist & Alchemist
, a Washington, NJ company that makes products from organically grown or ethically wild-crafted botanicals. She is also president of Blueberry Health, a technology transfers partnership of NJ Blueberry growers, Rutgers University and Herbalist & Alchemist. In addition, she serves on the executive committee and the board of the American Herbal Products Association and chairs its education committee. She is also on the Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association board.
A graduate of Wellesley College (BA-Economics & Political Science), she holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and was formerly a managing director of the Investment Banking firm PaineWebber, an adjunct professor at Cook College at Rutgers University, and an organic farmer of medicinal herbs. She co-founded Permaculture Resources, a publishing company dedicated to conservation of the earth's resources and sustainable development; it was sold to Rodale Institute in 1997. She managed Asbury’s Natural Village Farm, a community supported agricultural program from 1993-1994. A 2008 interview with Beth stated: “The herbal sector of the industry has a number of notable women whose long-term commitment and expertise, along with their inclusive and consensus-building management styles, have significantly impacted the growth and development of the botanical product category. One of the women in this sector who has had impact on every herbal product manufacturer [is] Beth Lambert.”
Beth will serve as treasurer of the Board and also chair the finance committee.
is a career technologist by day. As director of software development for Maximus, Inc., he is the principal technical architect of a software package being used by the largest public school districts in the United States. By night and on weekends, he is a grassroots organizer, activist, and rock climber.
He serves as a volunteer dental assistant and member of the board for the Amazon Dental Project
, a grassroots organization partnering with indigenous communities in the Amazon region to provide culturally respectful and environmentally sustainable health and medical care. He has made four multi-week trips to the Peruvian Amazon for this project, and has initiated the development of a model for “local living dental/medical care” that will minimize reliance on Western corporate dental products. Paul was a regional co-coordinator for several years of the New York City Metropolitan Area Awakening the Dreamer Pachamama Symposium Community and continues to be involved as a Symposium trainer. He is also an organizer for Community Green
, a local grassroots organization promoting green living in multiple areas such as food, agriculture, and bee keeping. He is helping to bring the Transition Movement to this region, promoting it as a new strategic focus for the Community Green. Paul has authored several guidebooks to rock climbing, including Rock Climbing New Jersey (Falcon Press). He recently co-founded the Permaculture Network of New Jersey and has provided significant support for initiating new permaculture courses at the Farm.
Paul holds a BS in computer engineering from Carnegie-Mellon University and an MBA from Rutgers University.