INITIAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS – Under the bylaws of Apple Street Market Cooperative, there shall be an initial Board of Directors chosen by the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative until the membership classes reach capacity. As defined in the bylaws, the Community-Owner class shall reach capacity when one hundred (100) members have vested and the Worker-Owner Class shall reach capacity when seven (7) Worker-Owners have vested. Additionally, there shall be a Founder seat chosen by the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative to maintain the unique governance and social values of the Cincinnati Union Cooperative Initiative. However, the Founder shall be prohibited from profiting from Apple Street Market Cooperative except through being a Community-Owner with no special privileges.

Staff

Christopher DeAngelis

Christopher DeAngelis

GENERAL MANAGER (currently Project Manager)

Christopher DeAngelis brings 19 years of management and governance experience in coopera...

Board of Directors

Kristen Barker

Kristen Barker

FOUNDER SEAT / President

Kristen Barker is a social entrepreneur and the President and Co-Founder of the Cincinnati Union Co-op Initiative (CUCI).

Marilyn Evans

Marilyn Evans

Vice-President

Marilyn Evans is President of the South Cumminsville Community Council and Senior Commu...

Heather Zoller

Heather Zoller

Secretary

Heather M. Zoller (Ph.D.) is a Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Communication Department at the Univer...

Ellen Vera

Ellen Vera

Treasurer

Ellen Vera graduated with a MBA from Northern Kentucky University and has over 7 years of experience creat...

Donna Porter-Jones

Donna Porter-Jones

Emeritus

Donna Porter-Jones is an experienced volunteer coordinator and field canvass organizer who has worked for AFSCME International and...

Nichole Banks

Nichole Banks

Community-Owner Representative

Nichole Banks is a community organizer who understands firsthand the need for an affordable, local grocery store. She...

Caitlin Burnett

Caitlin Burnett

Community-Owner Representative

Caitlin Burnett continues her work here in Cincinnati on human rights and social justice issues after being an employee and volunteer...

Pam Reike

Pam Reike

Community-Owner Representative

Pam Reike has over 15 years of experience working with adults with disabilities and is very active in the community with experience...