Richarda (she/her) is a social impact consultant with a background in conservation, sustainable agriculture, health equity and community organizing. She has a constant and deep curiosity about systems and structures, and believes that in order to experience different outcomes, we need to change the tools and approaches we are using. Richarda has centered a systems-change approach in the work she has done as a non-profit leader for more than 20 years with organizations such as the Northern Forest Alliance, the Land Stewardship Project, and the Vermont Youth Conservation Corps. Most recently, she was the Deputy Director of the Vermont River Conservancy, where she enjoyed planning inclusive access to spaces along Vermont’s rivers, and led the state-wide Face the River campaign to connect people across all lived experiences to the rivers that flow through their cities and town centers. Richarda is also a personal trainer, competitive runner, mom to three active teenagers, and a poetry enthusiast.