Beth Zschau Appointed as H. P. Kendall Foundation Program Officer

February 14, 2023


I am pleased to announce that Beth Zschau has been appointed Program Officer for the H. P. Kendall Foundation.  Beth will begin on March 15, 2023.

Beth’s 15-year career includes roles in conservation, horticulture, agriculture, leadership development, and education.

Over the past five years, Beth emerged as a strong, visionary, impactful leader at FoodCorps, a national nonprofit who partners with schools and communities to provide students with nourishing meals, food education, and culturally affirming experiences with food that celebrate and nurture the whole child.  FoodCorps also develops leaders, grows networks, and advocates for policy change in service of every student’s health and wellbeing.

Beth’s most recent role at FoodCorps has been National Impact Partnerships Director, where she led the strategic direction for all program partnerships.  Prior to that, she was co-director of national programs and Massachusetts state program director.

Beth brings a wonderful combination of positive energy, strategic thinking, excellent communications skills, and entrepreneurial inclinations, all of which will serve her well as Program Officer at the H. P. Kendall Foundation.



Kristen Vale Appointed as H. P. Kendall Foundation Program Associate 

March 6, 2023 


I am pleased to announce that Kristen Vale has been appointed Program Associate for the H. P. Kendall Foundation.  Kristen began on March 1, 2023. 

For more than 14 years, Kristen has served in a variety of capacities for Faneuil Hall Associates, Inc., most recently as Property & Information Technology Manager.  Kristen’s aptitude for all things IT shone in this role where she handled the procurement and regular update of all software and hardware resources, including the company’s migration to Cloud-based technology.  Kristen also provided day-to-day management of several rental properties and was the tenant liaison, overseeing lease renewals and various property improvement projects throughout the year.  Always ready to pitch in, Kristen worked with the Office Manager and Vice President, Finance & Administration, among other staff, on research and other special projects to round out her responsibilities.  Kristen’s positivity is infectious, and there is no problem too difficult for her to tackle.   

As Program Associate, she will ensure the smooth operation of the Foundation office, maintain our grants management system and website, and serve as the first point of contact for many new and returning grantees.  The H. P. Kendall Foundation is excited to welcome Kristen to its team.   

Our Staff

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.

Board of Trustees

  • Andrew W. Kendall
  • John P. Kendall
  • Kenneth F. Meyers
  • Tore Nelson
  • Phoebe S. Winder