Howard Brandstein, Executive Director
Howard is a long-time community organizer and leader of the homesteading and gardening movements of the 1970s and 80s. He has been involved with Sixth Street Community Center since its inception in 1978. He has been serving as Executive Director since 1992.
Annette Averette, Program Director & Business Manager
Annette is Sixth Street's Program Director and Business Manager, and she is also the resident legal genius and chef extraordinaire. Annette has been working with Sixth Street since 1996. As a long-time community activist and the former Director of the Lower East Side Anti-Displacement Project, Annette has spent her career working tirelessly for tenant's and women's rights. When she's not busy running the Center's finances and programs, you can find Annette cooking up delicious meals at the Organic Soul Café.
Lee Thatcher, CSA Coordinator
Alfred , Operations Manager
Leah Smith, Associate
Leah came to Sixth Street by way of the Just Food Conference in April 2014, and is our Jack-of-all-trades. From fundraising to website design, from the newsletter, to managing the Market on CSA pick-up days, she does a little bit of everything. Leah graduated from Brandeis University in May 2013 with a B.A. in Anthropology. After a brief stint fundraising for an NGO in Haiti, Leah returned to the United States and began pursuing a career in sustainable food and food justice. When she's not at Sixth Street, you can find Leah riding her bike around the City, tending to her small potted garden, or working on one of her short stories.