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  • Bonnie Brown

    President and Chief Financial Officer

    Bonnie is an experienced business executive, CPA, CEO and Cofounder of New Earth Partners and Passion Placement. She has extensive experience in US and global finance, raising funds, in both private and public markets, SEC reporting, taxes and leadership.  Bonnie is a plant based investor and provides outsourced CFO/CAO services to mission-aligned companies. You can connect with Bonnie via email at or on LinkedIn.     

    Bonnie grew up on a small family farm in Massachusetts where she developed her love and empathy for animals. She obtained a Bachelor of Science in Accountancy from Bentley College and soon after became licensed as a Certified Public Account (CPA). Later she earned a Master of Science in Computer Information Systems from Boston University.

    Bonnie became a vegetarian as a teenager and vegan years later, for the animals. In her efforts to better apply her skills to her passion and change the world, she identified the need for an employment platform with resources to help those so inclined to follow their heart into their work, paid or volunteer, where the mission of an organization connects with their passion. Thus Passion Placement was born.

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  • Paul Turcotte, PHR

    CoFounder and Director of Development & HR Services

    Paul is an entrepreneur and business executive that built, owned, operated for twenty years, and sold a successful, high volume, real estate brokerage of up to seventy five sales associates with offices in Cambridge and Boston Massachusetts. 

    As CEO Paul was responsible for all aspects of business operations and what it takes to create a positive and vibrant company culture. As sales manager he was hands-on in recruiting, coaching and managing the sales associates. He was involved in all major staff related issues and is experienced in all aspects of Human Resources. 

    Currently Paul is the Cofounder and the Director of HR Services for New Earth Partners, which is an outsourced professional services company that specializes in working with plant based companies and entrepreneurs. He is also the Cofounder and Director of Development & HR for Passion Placement, the largest plant based job platform. Paul helps people find meaningful work with mission driven companies focused on developing solutions to climate change as part of the global movement toward creating a plant based supply chain across all market sectors.

    Paul recently completed the Plant-Based Nutrition Certificate through T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies. He is A Professional in Human Resources (PHR) and a member of The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

    Paul was inspired through his late wife’s challenges with cancer to switch to a plant based, vegan lifestyle. Shortly thereafter he met and married his partner, Bonnie Brown Together they share a commitment to supporting people and companies dedicated to climate change, reducing factory farming and creating a healthy plant-based food system.

    Bonnie and Paul live on the coast of Massachusetts and Florida with their two cats, Lily and Carrie.

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  • Elysabeth Alfano

    Director of Marketing Strategies and PR

    After receiving degrees from Northwestern and from The Thunderbird School of Global Management, Elysabeth Alfano started her career in Brand Marketing with Special K and Frosted Mini Wheats at The Kellogg Company. She then successfully ran her own international company before exiting and focusing on investing. In 2019, she started Plant Powered Consulting to help brands launch and succeed by solidifying branding, growing brand awareness and voice, and carving out market share.

    A seasoned speaker and writer, Elysabeth combines her business acumen, journalism and on-camera skills to host The Plantbased Business Hour and The Plantbased Business Minute.

    Citing clients such as vegconomist-the vegan business magazine, vKind, The Vegan Museum and Change Foods, Elysabeth has been with Passion Placement since the early days. She focuses on marketing and media strategies, assisting with client relations and connections in the plant-based landscape, and, along with Plant Powered Consulting Team Member, Jackie Lutze, developing and executing the branded social media platforms.

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