Board of Directors

Meet Our Board

2022 Board members (from left) Dick Bodman, Page Nelson, Michael Pursell, Carla Johnson, Derek Meyers, Morgan Morton and Christine Fankhanel.





2022 Board of Directors election results

Just Food Co-op welcomes four new members to its Board of Directors. Elected to three-year terms were Tessa Parks, Molly Christopher and Jacob Morton. Maia Homstad was elected to a one-year term.

A proposed change to the co-op's by-laws passed by a vote of 337 to 57. The results were announced at the Annual Meeting last Saturday.

Just Food Co-op extends its thanks to all Board candidates, and to all member/owners who participated in the election.


The Just Food Board of directors has four core responsibilities:

  1. Ensure sound management of the Co-op by hiring, supervising, and evaluating the Co-op’s General Manager
  2. Enact governing policies, carry out the directives of Co-op’s Articles and Bylaws and update all of the above as necessary
  3. Act as trustees of member-owners by providing oversight of the Co-op’s finances
  4. Engage in long-range strategic planning for the Co-op’s future

In addition, the Board is tasked with perpetuating itself through elections and recruitment; upholding a rigorous code of ethics and conduct, and assessing its own performance and policies.

Attend a Meeting to Learn More or Share Your Views!
The Just Food Board meets on the fourth Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m., and members are always welcome to attend, observe, and share their perspective during the Owners' Forum at the top pf the meeting. Board meetings are currently held in-person at Imminent Brewing at 519 Division St. Sm Unit 2 (Sixth St. entrance) in Northfield. Please note that the brewery is not open to the public at this time and beverages are not available for purchase. 
Reach out to the Board of Directors with questions, feedback, or concerns at any time at Please note that operational matters should be addressed to store managers.

Interested in Serving?

Any Co-op member in good standing can become a candidate to serve on the Just Food Board of Directors, and the Board is always striving to broaden its perspective and better represent the community it serves. Joining the Board is an excellent opportunity to learn and practice good leadership and governance, serve your community, and to help steer the future of our cooperative.

Interested members can learn more about Board responsibilities and apply to be a candidate by clicking the link above. Elections to fill vacant seats on the Board are held each year from August through the beginning of the Annual Meeting in October. Results are announced at the Annual Meeting. New director tenures generally begin the following January.

Prospective candidates for the Board are strongly encouraged to get in touch with the current Board and attend one or more meetings before applying.