Brooke McConnell

Development & Communications

Brooke manages fund development, communications, and public relations for the Farm. Prior to joining Pitney Meadows in early 2019, she was Vice President of Community Relations & Strategy at Alliance for Better Health in Troy, working to address social determinants of health, including food insecurity, by catalyzing Capital Region collaborations between mainstream health institutions and community-based organizations. Other experience includes leading fund development and marketing efforts for a decade at Provide, a national reproductive health organization, as well supporting donor relations work at the Harvard University Kennedy School of Government as Assistant Director of Major Gifts. Brooke holds a Juris Doctor from Albany Law School and is a graduate of Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business New Strategies Executive Education Program for non-profit leaders. Brooke sits on the Saratoga Institute Board and was a co-founder and chief strategist of SAVE Saratoga, a grassroots citizens movement that stopped the siting of a Las Vegas-style casino in town. She runs her own consulting business, Ballast Strategies, supporting non-profit missions like the Farm. Brooke was born and raised in Saratoga Springs and lives in town with her husband and two young daughters.

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