Leaders

Our board of directors and management team democratically lead our co-op together.

Linden Hills Co-op uses policy based management to ensure success. The ends policies, or the long-term vision and goals of the co-op, are integrated into four main initiatives. We provide and promote healthful choices for members and shoppers. We provide, use, and promote earth-friendly, sustainable products. We encourage activism on sustainability, health and nutrition. We build community within Linden Hills and neighboring communities.

Nine board directors, each with three-year terms, govern the board at Linden Hills Co-op. Terms rotate so that approximately one third of the seats on the board are open each year.

Guided by the ends policies of the co-op, the job of the board is to:

  • Set long-range goals and make strategic decisions about the co-op’s future
  • Ensure sound management of the co-op’s resources
  • Safeguard the interests of our member-owners

To fulfill these responsibilities, the board focuses on these key areas: 

  • Hiring, supervising and evaluating the co-op’s general manager
  • Maintaining and upholding the co-op’s policies
  • Planning for the co-op’s future
  • Understanding the needs and desires of member-owners
  • Approving capital and operating budgets
  • Recruiting new directors to ensure a well-qualified board

Any member of the co-op, in good standing, who is not currently an employee of the co-op or has a household member already on the board, may apply to be on the board of directors. It is the board’s responsibility to recommend a slate of candidates for each year’s election, which is held at the annual member meeting in October.The board can be reached via email: board@lindenhills.coop

All members are welcome to attend monthly board meetings. The board requests that they receive notice prior to attending, as a meal will be provided. Meetings are usually on the on third Wednesday of each month at 6 pm. 

2015 | 2016 Elected Board of Directors

 

Alex Slichter, president

Sarita Parikh, vice president

Matthew Larson, treasurer

Scott Devens, secretary

John Hatzung

Lindsey Powell

Emily Paul

Sam Sundermeyer

Wendy Ponte

Board Meetings:

Our board of directors meet the second Wednesday of each month and any co-op member is welcome to attend. Please email or call the co-op three days in advance at board@lindenhills.coop or 612.279.2451

Upcoming Meetings:

January 11, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

February 8, 2017, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Staff Leaders

Department managers support the daily operations of the co-op. Each department leader reports to our store general manager, whose overall performance is overseen by the co-op’s board of directors.  Every role at the co-op is critical and valuable; our management team is here to facilitate the success of each individual employee and of the co-op as a whole. 

Linden Hills Co-op managers

Doug Peterson

store manager

dpeterson@lindenhills.coop 

 

Jolene Parker
operations manager

jparker@lindenhills.coop

 

Megan Petrowski

human resources manager

mpetrowski@lindenhills.coop

 

Deborah Kermeen

finance manager

dkermeen@lindenhills.coop

 

Madeleine Isaacson

marketing manager

misaacson@lindenhills.coop

 

Nolan Greene

produce manager

ngreene@lindenhills.coop

 

Emily Kaster

health and body care manager

ekaster@lindenhills.coop

 

 

Chris True

customer service manager

ctrue@lindenhills.coop

 

 Charlie Shandley

meat and seafood manager

cshandley@lindenhills.coop

 

Perry Jurek

prepared foods manager

pjurek@lindenhills.coop