Board of Directors

The Board of Directors (BOD) is elected by the ownership, with each member serving a term no longer than three years. BOD Meetings are held on the first Wednesday of every month, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. at The Hoff Building, 425 E. Seventh St. All owners are welcome to attend meetings, and 10 minutes of open owner time is scheduled on every meeting agenda.

Board elections are held each February, and applications are accepted at the store. If you are interested in running for a position on the Board, and have been a member for at least six months.

Board Candidate Application Packet

Questions for the board? Email

Board Members

Rob McLane, President
Elected Term: March 2016 – February 2019

Gontran Zepeda
Elected Term: March 2016 – February 2017

David Miller
Elected Term: March 2015 – February 2017

Michael DeSantis
Elected Term: March 2016 – February 2019

Guru Das Bock
Elected Term: March 2015 – February 2018

Fiore Iannacone
Elected Term: March 2016 – February 2019

Jessica Hersh-Ballering
Elected Term: March 2014 – February 2017

Glenn Furnier
Elected Term: March 2014 – February 2017

Shefali Milczarek-Desai
Elected Term: March 2015 – February 2018

As a Board Member you will:
-Ensure that our Co-op stays true to its values and its members.
-Monitor the Co-op’s performance through “Policy Governance,” the Board’s governance process (please see reverse side for a description of Policy Governance).
-Actively participate in visioning and shaping how our Co-op will continue to fulfill its goals in the future, including new ways the Co-op can make connections in our community and region.
-Find a new community of friends on the Board and at the Co-op.

Board Member Duties:
-Review board packet several days prior to Board Meeting and ask any questions in advance of the meeting (takes about 2 hours).
-Attend and be prepared to participate at monthly Board Meeting (there are 11 meetings per year the first Wed. of every month  beginning at 6:30pm, and each runs about 3 hours).
-Attend annual Board Retreat (generally one day in April).
-Attend a regional conference with other Co-op boards to help orient and train new board members (all expenses paid for by Co-op).
-Attend other Board events that may be scheduled that month (some months have no events, others have several).
-Be excited, motivated and willing to share your great ideas for how our Co-op can be even more than it already is!