Your Board of Directors

NOFC’s Board of Directors are Owners like you! Because NOFC is a co-op, your board ensures that the co-ops long-term planning and operations support the needs and vision of our Member-Owners, and the broader community.

What does the Board of Directors do and does not do?

The Board of Directors does do the following:
The Board of Directors is the governing body for the owners of The New Orleans Food Co-op (NOFC). It is composed of five to nine people, all individual share owners (in good standing), elected by owners or appointed. Terms for directors may range from two to three years as needed to ensure the required five board directors are always filled. The Board is responsible for ensuring organizational performance on behalf of all of NOFC owners.

This work includes developing clearly stated expectations through written policies; delegating responsibility for, and authority over, the achievement of performance objectives; and monitoring compliance with written policies in the form of reports submitted by the general manager.

The Board of Directors does not do the following:
The Board of Directors does not make decisions about, become involved with, or take part in any of the day-to-day activities or decisions regarding the operation of New Orleans Food Co-op. The Board’s sole official connection to the operations of the cooperative is through the General Manager of the co-op.

Board meetings are held on the 3rd Tuesday of the month. They open to all NOFC members, and are announced on the calendar of events on this website. Many meetings’ minutes are also available online.

How to Run for the Board: Every current Member-Owner (in good standing) is eligible to run for the Board of Directors.  If you are interested in running for the 2016 election, please read and fill out the Board of Directors Application and Informational Packet.  Email for more information.

Elections: The Board of Director is elected elected annually by all members, and operating under the by-laws under which we are incorporated.

Current directors are:

  • Jodi Dyer – Board President – term:  August 2014 – January 2017  (board appointment)
  • Jennifer Hughes – Board Secretary – term: October 2013 – January 2017 – (board appointment)
  • Patrick Daniel – Board Treasurer – term: January 2016 – January 2018 – (board appointment)
  • Julie Holmanterm: December 2015 – January 2018 (board appointment)
  • Carlos Leonterm: January 2015  – January 2018 (board appointment)
  • Sangeetha Kandan – term: January 2014 – January 2017 (board appointment / no longer on board)

Write the Board: To contact the board email


2013-14 Board:

  • Jennifer Hughes – Board President – term:  October 2013 – January 2016 (board appointment)
  • Jodi Dyer – Board Treasurer – term: August 2014 – January 2017 – (board appointment)
  • Janine Metoyer – Board Secretary – term: September 2014 – January 2017 – (board appointment, no longer on board)
  • Sangeetha Kandan – term: January 2014 – (board appointment)
  • Kelley Williams – term: January 2013 – January 2016 (no longer on board)
  • Mac Lemann  – term: January 2013 – January 2016 (no longer on board)
  • Alex LeLarge – term: January 2014 – (board appointment, no longer on board))
  • Simone K. Cifuentes  –term: January 2014 – January 2017 (no longer on board)
  • Dominique Adansi-Bona – term: January 2014 – January 2017 (no longer on board)
  • Allen L. Coq – term: January 2014 – January 2017 (no longer on board)


2012-13 Board:

  • Rachel Riezman – President – term began October 2010 
  • Mac Lemann – Secretary – term began January 2013 
  • Kelley Williams  Treasurer – term began January 2013 
  • Jennifer Hughes – term runs October 2013 – January 2016 (board appointment)


2011-12 Board: Rachel Riezman (President), John Calhoun (Vice President), Jessica Meehan (Treasurer), Siddhartha Padmanabha (Secretary), Mimi DiMassa, Greta Gladney (term began: Jan ’12), Julian Mutter, Phyllis Waiters (term began: Jan ’12), Tamah Yisrael (term began: July ’12 by board appointment)


2010-11 Board: Mac Lemann (Chairperson), Rachel Riezman (President), Jessica Meehan (Treasurer), Siddhartha Padmanabha,(Secretary), Mimi DiMassa (Vice President), Angelo Edwards, Julian Mutter, Elizabeth Kirk, & Michael Smith.


2009-10 Board: Mac Lemann (Chairperson), Rachel Riezman (Treasurer), Heather Fifie (Secretary), John Calhoun, Mimi DiMassa, Scott Galante, & Michael Smith (President).


2008-9 Board: Amanda Zug-moore (Chairperson), John Calhoun (President), Michael Smith (Secretary), Sarrah Schoenewald(Treasurer), & Mimi Dimassa.


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