3 Rivers Food Co­op is governed by an elected Board of Directors. A total of nine owners comprise the board and open seats are voted on by the member ­owners each October. They meet regularly and report, along with the General Manager, on the state of the co­op at the Annual Meeting of owners every autumn. The Board also offers news in our monthly newsletter, Currents. The Board operates using policy governance methods by which they create and monitor policies given to the General Manager to interpret and implement. Learn more about what it means to serve on the board and how to run HERE. Applications are due each year on August 15.

Meet The Board

Scott Kammerer

Term Ends 2022

Carla Bauman

Term Ends 2024

Arwen Kimmell

Term Ends 2023

Ketu Oladuwa

Term Ends 2025

My foremost skill set is in communications. I served on the board some 25 years ago. The co-op is one institution with which I have a longstanding relationship, and respect.

Kimberly Seiss

Term Ends 2024

I love the co-op and the people that shop there. It’s such an inclusive group! I love giving back to the community and this is one way I can do that. In a time when the world seems crazy, the co-op feels like a safe welcoming space. The co-op has provided excellent food options, service, and opportunity to myself and our community. I want to continue spreading the word on our amazing store and community!

Amy Vanover

Vice President
Term Ends 2023

I am interested in overall wellness practices and would like to help others. I want to be a positive advocate in a community striving to support economic and environmentally sustainable practices.

James Young

Term Ends 2023

What we do every day, and how we treat the people we interact with every day makes a difference. Commitment is key. Committing to an idea is different.” Involved since its inception, James says: “The co-op has been, and still is, a great source for information about nutrition and wellness. We have a great product and we have a staff that cares.

Donna Kline

Term Ends 2025

This is an exciting time for food in Fort Wayne, and the momentum is only going to increase. I’m very interested in helping the Co-op maintain and expand its unique presence in the mix of traditional grocers, farmers markets and the proposed Public Market at Electric Works.

One of my passions is trying to get to the root of dis-ease in our world; bad food choices, inadequate food education, and lack of easy access to healthy food options all contribute to so many problems. I would love to be part of the Co-op team as we continue and grow our role in these areas and more.

In my experience with other boards, I was seen as someone who could pull disparate views and ideas together to develop something viable. Project management is also a skill of mine, as is writing and editing. I would love to put these skills, my passion for viable food sources for all, and my thoughts on how the Co-op might look toward the future into practice as a Co-op board member.