Lisanne Finston is executive director of Gould Farm, an intentional community for those with serious mental illness, located in the Berkshire Hills in Massachusetts. She oversees, in that capacity, the therapeutic dynamics of the intentional community, the provision of clinical services, and the general management of the community itself (including the residences, working farm, bakery, and roadside café). (For more details, please see the Gould Farm website.) Prior to taking up her position at Gould Farm, Lisanne was executive director of Elijah’s Promise, a multi-service agency in New Brunswick, New Jersey, which assists homeless and low income individuals and families with food, social services, job training and other support. She was active, in that role, with numerous groups that assist and advocate for low-income and homeless people, including the New Jersey Anti-Hunger Coalition. She is also an ordained Methodist minister and previously served as associate pastor at the United Methodist Church at New Brunswick.