The Board of Directors is made up of passionate volunteers who work in all areas of composting. Please take a moment to learn about them and reach out if you have any questions.

To learn more about the NCCC Board Member Roles and Responsibilities, please view this document.

Committee Leadership

Executive: Gary Gittere | Jim Lanier | Analis Fulghum
Advisory: Kat Pohlman | Marie Davis
Outreach: Karl Warmkoski | Bianca Howard | Brian Rosa
Communications: Kate Sullivan
Compost Operations Training Course: Analis Fulghum

To become involved in one of the committees, please let us know, you do not need to be a board member to do so. Please email us at

Gary Gittere, Board President
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Gary Gittere heads sales and marketing for McGill Premium Compost Products, drawing from over 15 years of regional and national sales managerial & marketing expertise to expand McGill’s 20-year competency.  Gary is charge with leading McGill’s compost market development team as the company prepares to open additional industrial-scale compost manufacturing facilities.  He has focused on the development and presentation of technical training programs for professionals in the Turfgrass, landscaping, agriculture, and environmental industries, including engineers and specification writers tasked with the development and management of programs for stormwater and erosion control in the NC, VA, and SC markets.

Jim Lanier, Board Treasurer
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Jim is the President and CEO of Earth Farms Soil and Compost in Dallas, NC, established 2005.  Jim participated in the “Compost Stakeholder Steering Committee for Stormwater Management”.   He currently sits on the NCSTA Board and has been appointed by the Governor to sit on the North Carolina Onsite Waste Water Contractor Inspector Certification Board.  Owner of Stanley Environmental Solutions Inc.  Established 1969, Stanley installs commercial wastewater systems, pump and service restaurant grease traps, industrial waste and septic systems.

Analis Fulghum, Board Secretary
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As Program Manager for NC State University’s Waste Reduction and Recycling Office, Analis works with the staff of WRR and the campus community to develop extensive waste reduction and recycling programs.  She manages ongoing programs and improves results through re-branding, promoting, managing, and communicating impacts to diverse audiences.  Management of waste diversion programs to include budgets, reporting and tracking, marketing, logistics, and collaboration at multiple levels.  During her 6 years at NC State University she has developed and integrated a zero waste event program for the campus and is concentrated on furthering food waste minimization and diversion efforts on campus.

Bianca Howard, Board Member

Bianca Howard has served Raleigh’s citizens since 2004. She “talked trash” for eleven years as the Community Education Specialist in the Solid Waste Services Department. As Environmental Coordinator, she currently collaborates on cross-departmental initiatives to expand multifamily recycling programs and reduce waste citywide. Her love for composting began as a participant in the Mecklenburg County Master Composter volunteer program. Bianca earned a B.S. in environmental science at North Carolina State University.  She also earned an M.S. in ecology at the University of Florida. She is a NC Certified Environmental Educator and has taught vermicomposting and backyard composting to diverse audiences.


Karl Warkomski, Board Member
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Karl has been actively involved in the composting and waste reduction sector since 1994. He is currently the GM of  of Tar River Trading Post, LLC a Louisburg-based company specializing in bioconversion technologies, composting systems and off-grid supplies. He also teaches workshops on Black Soldier Fly cultivation to help small farmers reduce their chicken and fish feed expenses while additionally diverting food waste from landfills.  Karl manages all aspects of manufacturing, distribution and sales out of the North Carolina office.  He is an avid gardener and holds degrees from University of California, Irvine and University of Southern California.

Kat Pohlman, Board Member
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As the University of North Carolina Wilmington’s Sustainability Captain, Kat works with students, faculty and staff to decrease the “talonprint” as a university and as individuals through education, programming and implementing practices. In the past two years, she has worked on UNCW’s Greenhouse Gas Inventory, Sustainability Action Plan, and drafting policies that reduce the carbon output. Working with the Coastal Composting Council, she coordinated efforts between UNCW, Cape Fear Community College and New Hanover County to apply for a demonstration permit for a large-scale composting facility. Outside of the university, Kat works closely with the Plastic Ocean Project, Surfrider, Feast Down East, Audubon and other environmentally focused organizations.

Brian M. Rosa, Board Member
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Brian brings more than 25 years of experience in waste reduction, recycling and composting. His career started in grassroots recycling, instituting the local recycling drop off center in his community. Brian owned a successful company, consulting and selling compost equipment. Recently, he retired after 11 years with NC Department of the Environment and Natural Resources (NCDENR, now NC Department of Environmental Quality, NCDEQ) as the “Organics Recycling Specialist”. While with NCDENR, Brian provided technical assistance to businesses and communities with a focus of food waste diversion from the landfill; including education, collection, processing and regulatory issues. Additionally, over the last decade as owner of BE New Organic World, Brian has delivered organics waste solutions to urban and agricultural clients globally. He is now focused on “The Wormery”, manufacturing certified organic worm castings for the local farm and garden industry.

Noah Marsh, Board Member
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Noah Marsh began and owns Food FWD with his wife Sarah. After working in the restaurant industry for seven years Noah wanted to make the restaurant more sustainable. He quickly realized there were others like him looking to be run more sustainable restaurants, but not able to find a way to do it. Noah quit his job as a kitchen manager, bought a garbage truck, began picking up food waste, and distributing compostable serviceware. Now Food FWD collects from more than 60 businesses throughout the Triangle and is both Green Plus Certified and Durham Living Wage Certified.

We thank all the past members of the multiple iterations of this nonprofit organization for their commitments, ideas, and actions to make this a better state for composting!

Founding Members of the North Carolina Composting Council

Frank Franciosi, Rhonda Sherman, and Craig Coker.

Past Board Members of the North Carolina Composting Council

Jorge Montezuma PE, Lyndell PateAmy Brooks, Mike Rowland, Eric Wallace, and John Janes.

Past Members of the Carolina Recycling Association – NC Organics Recycling Council (Prior to 2007)

Frank Franciosi, Rhonda Sherman, Ron Alexander, Cindy Salter, and Tom Glendinning.