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 directors

Members are welcome to attend the board meetings on the third Thursday of each month at 5:30 upstairs in the Movement & Learning Center. If you want to contact the co-op's Board of Directors, please use the emails listed below:


  1) Bob LeRoy, Treasurer,


  2) Justina Prenatt, President


  3) Jennifer Heeder, Secretary


  4) Danielle Goldstein, Vice President


  5) Sarah Oram


   6) Pauline Heyne


  7) Kelly Fain

 8) Alanna Hibbard 

  9) Josh Littlejohn



  10) Daav Wheeler




  11) Rosemary Fletcher



Jean Karpen, Board Assistant,



stay in touch

MON.-SAT. 8am to 9pm

SUN. 11am to 7pm