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James HaffermanPlease join us in welcoming James Hafferman, CERF+s new Deputy Director. In this newly created position, James will lead all internal operations, including finance, planning, budgeting, grants management, office administration, human resources, and technology.

“We’re so lucky to have James on the CERF+ team,” says Executive Director Cornelia Carey. “James will play a key role as CERF+ strengthens the Artists Safety Net. His wealth of experience and expertise are incredible assets to help achieve this goal.

“I’m thrilled to join the CERF+ team and support the craft community,” expresses James. “This is an incredible opportunity to contribute to the meaningful work of helping artists facing career-threatening emergencies and becoming more ready and resilient. It’s a privilege to be part of CERF+ and assist craft artists during times of need and beyond.”

Prior to joining CERF+, James served as the Executive Director of Green Mountain Farm-to-School where he helped restore and strengthen food systems in the Northeast Kingdom of Vermont.  Over his 18-year career, James has held key leadership positions including serving as Chief Operating Officer at CLASP, an international energy efficiency NGO in Washington, D.C where he was instrumental in developing that organization from a small start-up to a global presence. He has worked with a variety of nonprofits addressing issues related to health and human services, education, energy-efficiency and the arts. James lives off-the-grid in Woodbury, Vermont.



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