Charles Simmons

Executive Director - he/him

Charles has been a life-long resident of Rochester and has been coming to the Public Market for over 50 years. He can be found on the front lines moving donations despite being dressed in his Sunday best. Charles is the glue that holds us together, he bring experience and insight that always help us to smile and move forward.


Amy Crosier

Secretary - she/her

Originally from Buffalo, Amy has made Rochester her home since 2003. She lives with her husband, two German shepherds, and a cat. Amy also volunteers as a tutor with Literacy Volunteers of Rochester and Partners Ending Homelessness.


Eron Damercy

Treasurer - they/them -

A Rochester native, Eron enjoys slinging veggies at the Public Market as well as working behind the scenes to connect excess food with hungry humans. When they aren't teaching at Rochester Museum and Science Center, Eron loves cooking, riding their bike, and hanging out with their dorky dog.


Laura Rowley

Volunteer Coordinator - she/her

Laura grew up in Kendall NY, and is dedicated to welcoming volunteers to FCP and sharing ideas around food justice. She is passionate about books, art, food, and positive social change. Laura teaches bookbinding at RIT and in community spaces locally and around the country.


Amanda Richardson

Development Director - she/her

Born and raised in New England, Amanda began her involvement with the city’s environmental and social justice communities when she moved to Rochester in August of 2019. She is the Development Director for Flower City Pickers and works on Metro Justice’s Rochester for Energy Democracy campaign. She’s also a brewer who's interested in making the beer industry more sustainable and just.


Evan Zachary

Receiving Agency Coordinator - he/him

Evan has been involved with FCP since 2015, shortly after the group was established while obtaining his undergraduate degree at RIT. Evan believes waste is just resources in the wrong place and that food waste and hunger are solvable problems. When he is not managing food delivery and pickup for FCP's network of receiving agencies he works as the Curbside Market Operations Assistant at Foodlink.