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Maria Bonner is Zero Waste Program Manager

Maria Bonner joined Rural Action in 2021 as the Zero Waste Program Manager. She was first introduced to the world of zero waste ... Read More

Karam Sheban is Director of Sustainable Forestry

Karam Sheban is the Director of Sustainable Forestry at Rural Action. He served first as an AmeriCorps member with Rural Action’s ... Read More

Madison Donohue is RA’s Tourism Specialist

Madison Donohue didn’t waste time when she started the first of her two AmeriCorps terms with Rural Action. She pitched a bike tour ... Read More

Bryn Sowash is Rural Action’s National Service Program Planner

Bryn Sowash joined the team this year to help develop an expansion of Rural Action’s National Service programming. Specifically looking to increase the team’s ... Read More

Amy Lipka Is Rural Action’s New Development Director

Amy Lipka returned to Rural Action in 2021 as the Development Director. She began her non-profit career in 1998 when she joined Rural ... Read More

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Molly Sowash is Sustainable Agriculture Manager

Molly Sowash is the new Sustainable Agriculture Program Manager. She began with Rural Action in 2019 as an AmeriCorps member, serving two terms ... Read More

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Loomis-Amrhein is new Makerspace Manager

Emma Loomis-Amrhein is a maker. She’s done straw bale construction. She loves woodworking. And she is a published poet. She’s also the new manager of ... Read More

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Polanosky is Rural Action’s new Media Director

Alexandria Polanosky is the Media and Communications Director at Rural Action. She has a passion for community organizing, creative direction, multimedia production, marketing ... Read More

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Pugh Joins Rural Action as Finance Director

Christy Pugh joined Rural Action in May as the Director of Finance. During her accounting career she has specialized in financial management for ... Read More

So Long For Now Rural Action, and Thanks!

By Susi Acord, Media & Communications Director

On a phone call with Mom one day, she said, “Rural Action is looking for AmeriCorps members. Why don’t ... Read More

Media Contact

For media inquiries please contact:
Alexandria Polanosky | Media and Communications Director | 740-677-4047 ext. 140 |