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.

Meet The Board

Scott Kammerer

President
Term Ends 2022

Daniel Whiteley

Vice President
Term Ends 2024

James Ringswald

Secretary/Treasurer
Term Ends 2022

Carla Bauman

Term Ends 2024

As the landscape of Fort Wayne changes, the co-op continues to find different ways to provide products and education that support the community. Serving on the board during this time is a wonderful opportunity to learn from the rich history of the co-op and help ensure its vital work moving forward.

Arwen Kimmell

Term Ends 2023

I believe that food can be a positive force for human health and for planet health, or a negative force, and that the 3 Rivers Food Co-op plays an integral role in the region, making it possible for people to make more choices that make food a positive force by providing access to local, healthy, fresh, natural options and helping educate them on ways to improve their health and well-being..

Ketu Oladuwa

Term Ends 2022

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

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 2022

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.