Our Co-op

Board of Directors

The co-op’s board of directors is excited to hear from you. They are available to answer questions, give updates on the progress of the People's Food Co-op, and provide more information. Feel free to send the board of directors a message using the form at the bottom of this page.

PFC Board Candidates

If you are interested in running for a seat on the People's Food Co-op Board, please download the Candidate Information Packet here. This document includes application forms and information for prospective candidates.

 

Verna Simon
President

Rochester 
Biologist, Genomics Researcher
Four years on board

I’ve been an active member and shopper of food co-operatives since just after graduate school and I’ve always been interested in good food. As a vegetarian, I try to make good tasting, healthy food a big part of my regular diet. I enjoy cooking and entertaining, especially when I can showcase healthy food in the process. I generally keep myself busy by serving on my housing board, now serving on the Co-op board, sports, classic car shows, reading, listening to music and dancing (Middle Eastern dance and recently, Mohiniyattam). Professionally, I’m trained as a biologist and I work at the Mayo Clinic where I do genomics research.

Laurie Logan

La Crosse 
Family Physician
One year on board

 

Monica Lunde
Treasurer

La Crosse 
Accountant
Five years on board

I am a LaCrosse native and an active member of the community. I have over 18 years of experience in retail accounting and will use this knowledge to further the growth of the co-op community. I am an advocate for fresh, local, and organically grown food. Our co-op provides a great opportunity for healthy choices while supporting many local suppliers. Cooperation between our two communities will strengthen the positive impact we can make in each of our local economies.

Cynthia Carr
 

 

La Crosse
First year on board

 

Jacob Davidson
Vice President

Rochester
First year on board

Lisa Wiste

La Crosse
Three years on board

 

Andrea Niesen
Secretary

Rochester
Attorney
One year on board