The MNFC Board of Directors

What is the Governance Model?

The Middlebury Natural Foods Co-op is governed by an eleven-member Board of Directors that is elected by its member-owners. The Board is directly accountable to member-owners for all of the activities and accomplishments of the Co-op, including the store. However, the Board does not “micro-manage” the Co-op or its General Manager, but sets policies by which the Co-op (and the Board) are run.

What is the Board Responsible For?

The MNFC Board is responsible for:

  • Developing, monitoring, and revising policies that guide the store to achieve outcomes that are consistent with the members’ values and vision.
  • Ensuring (through consistent monitoring) that management achieves goals set by the Board and that the Board operates according to its established processes.
  • Acting as a representative for all of the Co-op’s member-owners.

Board members hold their positions for three-year terms, and elections are held every Spring. If you are interested in becoming a Board member, please contact the Board at or call the office at 802-388-7276.


How Do I Bring An Issue Before the Board?

We encourage members to be active in their participation.
To Learn More Click Here


Who Are Our Board Members?

Tam Stewart

RJ Adler

Louise Vojtisek

Lynn Dunton

Jay Leshinsky

Ilaria Brancoli Busdraghi

Ross Conrad

Nadine Barnicle

Kate Gridley

Ann LaFiandra

Amanda Warren

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