Communications, Community Engagement, Community Fund, Democratizing Work, General and Greenhouse Circles

“It is not enough to be compassionate. You must act.” – His Holiness The Dalai Lama.   I am a woman, a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother and a friend. I am an artist, an activist, a musician, a hiker, a kayaker, a gardener, a music lover, a sports fanatic and a damn good cook. I am an agent of change. We all must act!

During her career, Aja has held a number of professional positions from Art Director to Distillery Consultant, and has spent more than twenty years volunteering throughout the Hudson Valley. While she enjoyed all of these jobs enormously, she knew there was something missing. Aja was yearning for a position that combined her passion for social justice reform, her absolute love for the Hudson Valley, and her unique skill set. GWI has given her that opportunity to bring her values, drives, and talents together in her work. She strongly believes that a successful community is not made up of individuals working separately, but of individuals working collaboratively on all fronts. That is why her roles at GWI are so meaningful to her. Creating avenues for people to come together to build healthier, thriving, more sustainable communities benefits us all. 

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