Board of Directors
James "Jimi" Carnazza - Founder & President of FCE. Jimi is an alumna of Salem State with a B.S. in Sociology, earned a Masters Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling through Umass Boston & is an Accredited Organic Land Care Professional by the Northeast Organic Farming Association. Inspired by the natural wonders of nature, the great urgency to create a better world for his new born son, and the need to integrate environmental sustainability with students and adults of all abilities, Jimi founded FCE in 2012. He met founding board member Jeff while completing a work study program at Arcosanti in 2009 and joined forces with Estelle Rand(founding board member) in 2011 to provide composting and education resources at the Beverly Farmers Market! Currently, he is working as a Qualified Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor with the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission (MRC) and lives in Beverly, MA with his wife Bonnie, their son Paul, and daughter Una May!
Jeff Buderer - FCE Board-member, Strategy Planning and Website Development. Jeff received his degree in Political Science. As an advocate for sustainability, he has focused on the role of appropriate technology in promoting more ecologically and socially sustainable economic development. His defining experience was at Arcosanti in highlighting an alternative approach to sustainability focusing on a compact urban city design called Arcology. He also worked with a non-profit focused on how information technologies can promote more sustainable development in non-affluent regions of the world.
Curtis Dragon - FCE Board-member, AAS, AOLCP, MCA, MCH: Arborist / Horticulturist, Curt is owner of Earth Landscape & Construction. Curtis holds an Associate Degree of Applied Science in Horticulture with Honors Certificate, and has been in the Landscaping / Construction business for over forty years. In addition to serving on the FCE Board, Curtis is a consultant and advisor for the Greenscapes Program, is on the advisory board of North Shore Community College, and provides Sustainable Greenscapes consulting, workshops and presentations.
Malgorzata "Margaret" Nabialczyk Chalupowski - MD, PhD, JD, Margaret is a Takemi Fellow at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. An experienced clinician, educator, researcher, legal and science writer, avid advocate for human rights and passionate environmentalist, she presently serves as an academic advisor to current and former Harvard Takemi Fellows pursuing research in quality management and women's health. Margaret and her husband Chester, an insurance and real-estate professional, musician and documentarian, live in Beverly, MA and have extensive international experience gained while working together overseas on global health projects in Sub-Saharan Africa, the Middle East, and South-East Asia.
COMMUNITY ADVISORY TEAM
Dr. Joe Buttner - Certified Fisheries Scientist and Professor of Biology at Salem State University. His duties include Co-coordination of the NorthEastern Massachusetts Aquaculture Center and Outreach Specialist for the Cat Cove Marine Laboratory. His primary focus is on aquaculture education, outreach and research.
Richard Nastasi - Professor of Sport Science at Endicott College, Rich has expertise in curriculum development and has a keen interest in collaboration. He is building partnerships that are driving the growth of the Earth Skills Training program through the creation of a FCE Internship Program,
Sarah Nastasi - Formerly Vice President of Research Data and Systems at Comcast Spotlight, Sarah brings her organizational and project management skills to the development and execution of the FCE mission. Her focus is on the operational aspects of the organization and in particular, the growth of the Vocational Training Program for adults with disabilities.
Johanna Keefe - Professor of Integrative and Holistic Studies at Endicott’s School of Nursing; curriculum design informed by a desire to help students slow down, form an interior life, and make lifestyle choices that allow for a relationship with nature, and with the authentic, and creative, Self. Dr. Keefe has also co-designed a course “Restorative Nutrition, Regenerative Agriculture, an Ecology of Food”, and is currently involved in several creative projects, including a documentary based on her research, a companion book, and an online forum for colleges to gather and share ecologically informed curriculum.
Kevin Beckwith - Economics and Sustainability Professor at Salem State University, and avid adventurer. Kevin has served on the FCE Board and provides much needed support and a "can do" attitude to ensure FCE continues to progress and achieve its mission.
Estelle Rand - Founding Full Circle Earth Board Member and served for over 3 years on the FCE Board. Estelle is the founder of the Beverly Farmers Market, and is a dedicated citizen who believes in supporting communities achieve greater health. She continues to offer insight and support to the FCE mission.
Landi Morris - Certified Personal Accountant and Bentley Alumni, Landi served on FCE Board for 2+ years and supported FCE in obtaining its 501 c 3 tax exempt status. She continues to be open to offering insight and advice for the development of FCE.
Molly Benson - BCBA (Board Certified Behavior Analyst) is a local community advocate whom connected with FCE with a shared passion in connecting sustainable environmental opportunities to students within special education and beyond. Molly has graciously offered her expertise in the field of special education to FCE in developing an empowering Earth Skills Vocational Training Program.
Bonnie Carnazza-Certified Elementary Education Teacher with a belief in the Waldorf philosophy, and holistic mom whom enjoys the natural wonders of the world. Creates a supportive environment and provides one to one and group mentoring/teaching/earth skills job training through hands on experiential learning.
Reia Bustolin-10+ years experienced permaculture gardener/farmer/landscaper and community advocate. Works directly with the earth and people to achieve a natural balance of health and wellness. Creates a supportive environment and provides one to one and group mentoring/teaching/earth skills job training through hands on experiential learning.