FBFC Board of Directors

French Broad Food Co-op is owned by more than 1500 Owners, governed by a Board of Directors, and operated by a paid staff. Owners have always been the backbone of

the Co-op, supporting it financially and participating in governance. As a cooperative, we are committed to being responsive to our Owners and shoppers. This can best be accomplished when the Board reflects the wide diversity and interests of our Owners.

Board of Directors elections are held each year at the Annual Meeting & Party.   

The Board has three primary duties.

  • To ensure sound management of the co-op
  • To act as trustees on behalf of the membership
  • To set long-range goals and plan for the future

To fulfill these responsibilities, the Board of Directors focuses on four key areas:

  • Hiring and evaluating the CEO
  • Financial oversight
  • Long-range strategic planning
  • Recruitment of replacement director

Members are welcome to attend the board meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 upstairs in the Movement & Learning Center.

Click here for an application to join the FBFC Board.

If you want to contact the co-op's Board of Directors, please use the emails listed below:



Stephanie Swepson-Twitty, President        stephanie.emsdc@gmail.com

 Josh Littlejohn,  Vice President   jslittlejohn@gmail.com
 Bob LeRoy, Treasurer bob1040@juno.com
 Jennifer Heeder, Secretary  jenheeder@gmail.com
Pauline Heyne  pauline@appalachian.org
 Kelly Fain   moonstonekelly@gmail.com
 Alanna Hibbard  nuts4nutella@gmail.com
  Daav Wheeler   daav77@gmail.com
Josh O'Connor            josh.oconner@gmail.com
 Paul Gallimore      paul@longbrancheec.org

Danielle Goldstein


   Jean Karpen, Board Assistant,   jeankarpen@gmail.com



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MON.-SAT. 8am to 9pm

SUN. 11am to 7pm