Board & Staff

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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, Membership/Outreach)

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.Together, the co-ops of the NFCA are working toward a vision of a thriving regional economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system and collaboration among co-ops.

Prior to joining the association, Erbin worked with the Cooperative Fund of New England as manager of Marketing and Co-op Relations, and as an independent consultant in partnership with organizations such as the Valley Alliance of Worker Co-ops. For more than a decade, he was a member of Equal Exchange, a worker co-operative and pioneer in the fair trade movement. Erbin holds a master’s degree in management: co-operatives & credit Unions from St. Mary’s University in Nova Scotia, and serves on the boards of the Cooperative Fund of New England, the New England Farmers Union and the National Cooperative Business Association.


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Bonnie Hudspeth

Membership & Outreach Manager, Neighboring Food Co-op Association

Bonnie Hudspeth serves as Membership & Outreach 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 more than 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 regional economy, rooted in a healthy, just and sustainable food system and collaboration among co-ops.  

Prior to joining the association, Bonnie served as Project Manager, managing the organizational structure and pre-operational development for the Monadnock Food Co-op, a co-operatively owned grocery store located in Keene, NH that opened in April, 2013, and served on the Board of Monadnock Buy Local, a network of locally-owned businesses, nonprofits & citizens working together to build a stronger local economy and a more vibrant community.  Bonnie holds a master's degree in Sustainable Community Development through Antioch University New England.