This fall, Glynwood welcomed two new members to round out our Development and Communications Team. Jenn Hayden came on board in September as Director of Development, and Megan McGuinness joined the team in October as Development and Communications Coordinator.
Jenn has been working with Glynwood since 2017, as a program planning, grant writing and evaluation consultant. In her new role, she showcases Glynwood’s wide array of programs and their impacts, as she cultivates and maintains relationships with Glynwood’s foundation, government, and other institutional funders and funding partners.
Jenn brings a deep well of knowledge and experience to the job. While earning a Ph.D. in rural sociology from Penn State, she researched how farmers make soil health management decisions, while also organizing field days for the Pennsylvania Women’s Agricultural Network. At the University of Oxford, where she earned a Master of Science degree in Human Geography, she studied the effects of CSA membership, while also volunteering at a very sluggy English market garden. Her bachelor’s degree is in Communications from William Paterson University in New Jersey.
A former resident of Garrison Landing, Jenn now calls mid-coast Maine home and enjoys visiting Glynwood seasonally to see the “beeves” and marvel at the beauty of the Hudson Valley. When she is not typing furiously, she has a micro-scale cut flower market garden that serves her island home’s tiny grocery store with fresh bouquets in the summer season.
Megan, in her new role, will manage the donor database, coordinate communication and social media initiatives, and provide administrative support for the Development & Communications team. A lifelong Hudson Valley resident, Megan grew up in Westchester County and holds a bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications from the State University New York at Oneonta. When she’s not working you can find her nose deep in a good book, exploring new hiking trails, and hanging out with her bunny, cat and dog.
Join us in giving Jenn and Megan a warm Glynwood welcome!