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 can be sent to the Board as email or given to staff at the store. If you are interested in running for the Board, you must have been a member for at least six months and must have attended two Board meetings.

Board Candidate Application Packet

Questions for the board? Email

Michael DeSantis, President
Elected Term: March 2016 – February 2019

Gontran Zepeda, Vice President
Elected Term: March 2016 – February 2018

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

David Miller, Treasurer                                                                                                                           Elected Term: March 2017 – February 2020

Guru Das Bock                                                                                                                                   Elected Term: March 2015 – February 2018

Fiore Iannacone
Elected Term: March 2016 – February 2019

Susan Silverman                                                                                                                                          Elected Term: March 2017 – February 2020

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 Time Commitment:

  • 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 6:30 p.m., and each runs about 3 hours).
  • Attend Board Retreats (generally one full day or two half-days per year).
  • Attend at least two Board events during the year (these are generally outreach events with owners).
  • Attend the Annual Meeting.
  • Attend a regional conference with other Co-op boards to help orient and train new board members (all expenses paid for by Co-op, optional).
  • Be excited, motivated and willing to share your great ideas for how our Co-op can be even more than it already is!