Leadership

Staff

Nick Szumowski, Director of Operations
Lena Melnick, Lead Market Manager
Doran Hadan, Programs Manager
Joel Portmann, Accountant & Market Coordinator
Anisa Hermosillo, Market Manager
Heidi Grande, Market Manager
Red Jessup, Market Coordinator

Pedro Romaño of Pedrography, Market Photographer
Creative Slice, Website

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Charles A. Davis Jr., Board Member
Param Dedhia, MD, Board Member
Susan Fulton, Board Member
Manish Shah, Board Member
Deborah Tenino, Secretary/Treasurer
Janet Taylor, Board Member
Brian Warde, President
Jaye Wells, Chair
Frank Williams, Vice Chair

STAFF

Nick Szumowski

Director of Operations

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Nick Szumowski hails from the snowy climes of northern Minnesota. With a Bachelor’s degree in Education and his experience in working with at-risk youth, he acquired his skills in communication, coordination, and conflict resolution. Nick’s passion for local, organic food led him to join the Heirloom Farmers Market team in 2010. As Director of Operations, he helped nurture the growth and development of Heirloom FM to include five successful markets in Tucson, Oro Valley, Rincon Valley, and Green Valley.  Nick is also a lifelong musician, and has cultivated deep roots in the Tucson music community, curating great local music at the farmers markets. Over the last ten years, Nick has become intimately familiar with our regional food system and has developed strong relationships with farmers, vendors, community groups, and colleagues. Nick’s vision is to work in close collaboration with the farmers market community, staff, and board of directors to make Heirloom FM the premier non-profit farmers market system in the Southwest.

Lena Melnick

Lead Market Manager

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Lena joined the HeirloomFM family in the spring of 2017. As Lead Market Manager, she brings passion and skill to helping local farms and small businesses thrive. Lena moved to Tucson from Prescott, Arizona to pursue a B.A. from the University of Arizona. During her time studying, she fell in love with the Tucson community and has lived here ever since. Lena’s favorite thing about working for HeirloomFM is the opportunity to develop relationships with a diverse group of people in a shared mission to empower communities. Her knowledge and rapport with the many varied businesses in the HFM system contributes to a great market experience for customers and vendors alike.

Doran Hadan

Programs Manager

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Doran moved to Tucson from Nebraska in the summer of 2017 and has since fallen in love with the desert landscape. With a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and a Holistic Health Coach Certification, she has the knowledge, passion, and education to work with people from all socio-economic backgrounds. She is also passionate about educating and coaching her community on the importance of eating foods straight from their source. She loves collaborating with the market vendors to develop healthy seasonal recipes for market customers to taste, and hopefully prepare in their own home kitchens. She gets excited seeing customers try new farmers market foods and love them! Promoting health and wellness is her passion, and working as the Programs Manager for Heirloom Farmers Markets is the perfect fit. She wants to help people from all backgrounds find health and happiness in the community in which they live. Find her every Sunday at the Taste of the Market booth for all your holistic health and wellness needs!