Our Team


Abigail Hevey, MA
(508) 979 -1500

Abby holds a B.A. in Political Science from Buffalo State College and a Master’s in Professional Writing from UMass Dartmouth. After a year of service as an AmeriCorps Vista writing grants, Abby continued her work with non-profits developing marketing and communications materials, fundraising, and writing grants. Abby joined the MiM NB team in 2014 to write grants and manage communications. She also serves as Chair of the Fairhaven Cultural Council.

Food Access Consultant

Stephanie Perks, MA, RD, LDN
(508) 979 -1500

Stephanie is a native Southcoast MA resident with a passion for educating communities about healthy and sustainable eating. For more than eight years, she worked on her local farm in Rochester, gaining a great appreciation for current agricultural realities. She earned a B.S. in Nutrition and Dietetics to learn about the nutritional benefits of the food she grew, and later received her M.A. in Food Culture and Communications from the University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy, the birthplace of the Slow Food Movement. As a Registered Dietitian, she is dedicated to building the bridge between farmers/producers and eaters. Stephanie started at Mass in Motion New Bedford in 2012 as a Healthy Market volunteer recruiting corner stores and officially joined the team in 2014. Her time is spent wearing many other hats in the community as the Co-Founder of Coastal Foodshed and the Coordinator for the Southeastern MA Food Security Network. 

Built Environment Coordinator

Dawn DiMarco, BS
(774) 226-0044

Dawn grew up in the small farming town of Berkley, MA and moved to Somerset in 2013. Dawn spent many years of her childhood on her great-grandfather’s potato farm in Millville, MA which sparked her interest in sustainable eating and healthy living. Dawn recently earned her B.S. in Public Health with a concentration in Nutrition from Bridgewater State University in May 2016. In 2014, She spent a semester in Los Angeles studying Nutrition at California State University Northridge. While in Los Angeles, she completed an internship with The National Multiple Sclerosis Society learning the effects diet and lifestyle have on the disease. Dawn joined the Mass In Motion team in June 2015 as an intern for the New Bedford Farmer’s Market. She is now the Market Manager for the New Bedford Farmers Markets operated by Coastal Foodshed.


Advisory Team 

Kimberly Ferreira & Pauline Hamel