Board & Staff

NFCA Board of Directors, 2016

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NEIGHBORING FOOD CO-OP ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Back Row (L to R): Suzette Snow-Cobb (Marketing & Membership Manager, Franklin Community Co-op), Erbin Crowell (Staff, Executive Director), Glenn Lower (General Manager, Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op), Michael Wells (Board President, Putney Food Coop), Kari Bradley (General Manager, Hunger Mountain Co-op), David Durfee (General Manager, Wild Oats Market)

Front Row (L to R): Kay Litten (Board Member, Co-op Food Stores), Faye Conte (Board Member, City Market / Onion River Co-op), Bonnie Hudspeth (Staff, Member Programs Manager), Sue Miller (General Management Team, Upper Valley Food Co-op)

Not Pictured: Joanne Todd (Board Member, The Willimantic Food Co-op)


OUR STAFF

Erbin Crowell

Executive Director, Neighboring Food Co-op Association

Erbin Crowell serves as Executive Director of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA), a network of more than 30 food co-ops and start-up initiatives with a combined membership of more than 90,000 people across Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. 

Prior to joining the association, Erbin worked with the Cooperative Fund of New England and the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops and as an independent consultant.  For more than a decade, he was a member of Equal Exchange, a worker co-operative and pioneer in the Fair Trade movement, and serves on the boards of the New England Farmers Union and the National Cooperative Business Association.  Erbin holds a Master of Management: Co-operatives & Credit Unions from Saint Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, and is as an adjunct lecturer at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where he teaches courses on the co-operative movement.


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Bonnie Hudspeth

Member Programs Manager, Neighboring Food Co-op Association

Bonnie Hudspeth serves as Member Programs Manager of the Neighboring Food Co-op Association (NFCA), a network of more than 30 food co-ops and start-up initiatives with a combined membership of over 90,000 people across Vermont, New Hampshire, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Together, the co-ops of the NFCA are working toward a vision of a thriving co-operative economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system and collaboration among co-ops.  

Prior to joining the NFCA, Bonnie served as Project Manager for the Monadnock Food Co-op, creating the founding organizational structure and overseeing pre-operational development and fundraising to create a co-operatively owned grocery store in Keene, NH that opened in April, 2013.  She serves on the Board of The Cooperative Fund of New England (CFNE), a community development loan fund that facilitates socially responsible investing in co-operatives, community-oriented nonprofits, and worker-owned businesses in New England and adjacent communities in New York.  Bonnie holds a master's degree in Sustainable Community Development through Antioch University New England.


PAST BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NFCA Board of Directors, 2015

NEIGHBORING FOOD CO-OP ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Back Row (L to R): Erbin Crowell (Staff, Executive Director), Kay Litten (Board Member, Co-op Food Stores), Faye Conte (Board Member, City Market / Onion River Food Co-op), Bonnie Hudspeth (Staff, Member Programs Manager)

Front Row (L to R): Glenn Lower (General Manager, Middlebury Food Co-op), Suzette Snow-Cobb (Marketing & Membership Manager, Franklin Community Co-op), Kari Bradley (General Manager, Hunger Mountain Co-op and Board President, NFCA), Michael Wells (Board President, Putney Food Co-op), Ed King (General Manager, Littleton Food Co-op)

Not Pictured: Joanne Todd (Board Member, Willimantic Food Co-op), Sue Miller (General Management Team, Upper Valley Food Co-op)


NFCA Board of Directors, 2014

NEIGHBORING FOOD CO-OP ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Back Row (L to R): Bonnie Hudspeth (Staff, Member Programs Manager), Erbin Crowell (Staff, Executive Director), Alex Gyori (General Manager, Brattleboro Food Co-op), Molly O'Brien (Board President, City Market / Onion River Food Co-op), Joanne Todd (Board Member, Willimantic Food Co-op)

Front Row (L to R): Glenn Lower (General Manager, Middlebury Food Co-op and Board President, NFCA), Annie Gaillard (Management Collective, Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op), Ed King (General Manager, Littleton Food Co-op), Kari Bradley (General Manager, Hunger Mountain Co-op), Kay Litten (Board Member, Co-op Food Stores), Suzette Snow-Cobb (Marketing & Membership Manager, Franklin Community Co-op)


NFCA Board of Directors, 2013

NEIGHBORING FOOD CO-OP ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Back Row (L to R): Robyn O'Brien (General Manager, Putney Food Co-op), Erbin Crowell (Staff, Executive Director), Molly O'Brien (Board Member, City Market / Onion River Food Co-op), Glenn Lower (General Manager, Middlebury Food Co-op and Board President, NFCA), Alex Gyori (General Manager, Brattleboro Food Co-op)

Front Row (L to R): Annie Gaillard (Management Collective, Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op), Kari Bradley (General Manager, Hunger Mountain Co-op), Bonnie Hudspeth (Staff, Member Programs Manager), Ed King (General Manager, Littleton Food Co-op), Kay Litten (Board President, Co-op Food Stores), Suzette Snow-Cobb (Marketing & Membership Manager, Franklin Community Co-op)


NFCA Board of Directors, 2012

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NEIGHBORING FOOD CO-OP ASSOCIATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS & STAFF

Back Row (L to R): Ed King (General Manager, Littleton Food Co-op), Suzette Snow-Cobb (General Management Team, Franklin Community Co-op), Alex Gyori (General Manager, Brattleboro Food Co-op), Kari Bradley (General Manager, Hunger Mountain Co-op), Erbin Crowell (Staff, Executive Director)

Middle Row (L to R): Robyn O'Brien (General Manager, Putney Food Co-op), Annie Gaillard (Management Collective, Buffalo Mountain Food Co-op)

Front Row (L to R): Kay Litten (Board President, Co-op Food Stores), Glenn Lower (General Manager, Middlebury Food Co-op and Board President, NFCA), Molly O'Brien (Board Member, City Market / Onion River Food Co-op), Bonnie Hudspeth (Staff, Member Programs Manager)