Andrew W. Kendall, Executive Director

Andy is the Executive Director of the Henry P. Kendall Foundation and together with his colleagues is helping to launch its new program focused on helping build a stronger local food system in New England.

Andy joined the foundation in 2012 after spending 12 years as President of The Trustees of Reservations, a revered, Massachusetts institution founded in 1891 dedicated to protecting properties of exceptional ecological, historic, or scenic value. Amongst his accomplishments, Andy led the development of a network of community farms and gardens across Massachusetts that engaged thousands of people in the sustainable production of local food. Prior to his time at TTOR, Andy worked at both the New Hampshire and Massachusetts Audubon as well as in Costa Rica where he worked on global conservation issues.

Andy is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Business School. In 2011, Andy received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Amherst College for his commitment to the environment.


Kalila Booker-Cassano, Program Associate

As the Program Associate at the Kendall Foundation, Kalila supports the work of the program team, manages the grants process and conducts research on key issues and trends. Before joining the Kendall Foundation, Kalila worked as a food educator at Allergic to Salad, a nutrition education nonprofit based in New York City, where she taught after school cooking classes with a focus on seasonal, vegetarian, and culturally diverse food to students of all ages. Kalila previously worked as a research assistant in the Department of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University, where she provided support on a project that centered on SNAP benefits and the Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, as well as a study comparing CSA produce prices to various local supermarkets in the area.

Kalila graduated with a B.A. in History and German from Williams College, where she was a member of the Williams Environmental Coalition, and served as a student representative to the Dining Committee.


Board of Trustees

Andrew W. Kendall

John P. Kendall

Kenneth F. Meyers

Tore Nelson

Phoebe S. Winder