Phoebe Schreiner joined CADE as Executive Director in 2018. Building on the organization’s legacy as a key player in NY’s agricultural sector, Schreiner is leading the organization into its next phase of growth and impact by supporting agricultural development across NYS, strengthening farm and food businesses, and maturing the food supply chain.
Schreiner brings to CADE 20 years of global-to-local experience leading social and economic development programs around the world--from the former Soviet Union, to the Middle East, to South Asia, and to New York--including with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the United Nations, the Open Society Foundations, among others.
Schreiner is a currently a member of Congressman Delgado’s Agricultural Advisory Committee for the 19th Congressional District, the Otsego County Agriculture and Farmland Protection Committee, the Farm-to-School Task Force of Delaware County, the Otsego County Energy Task Force Sub-Committee on Economic Development, Technical Committee of the Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, the Schoharie County Land Trust, and Gilboa Historical Society.
She is 8th generation on her family’s homestead in Cornell Hollow, settled in 1795 by her 5x great grandfather, William Cornell, in Gilboa (Schoharie County), NY. A local history buff, antique aficionado, and family ancestry enthusiast, she takes great delight in (slowly but surely) renovating her family’s Greek Revival farmhouse built by her 3x great grandfather, Simon Cornell in 1853. She is a beekeeping hobbyist and mother of a young son.
Schreiner earned her M.A. from Columbia University and B.A. from Smith College.