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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.

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...

Linda Harig

Linda Harig

Member

Linda Harig had a thirty year career in consumer cooperatives including retail and wholesale food co-ops and credit unions. She served on the Board of Directors of Central States Cooperatives and Federation of Ohio River Cooperatives. Though now retired she has agreed to bring her experience and knowledge to the Board of Apple Street Market.

Clement Tsao

Clement Tsao

Member

Northside resident Clement Tsao is an attorney practicing labor and employment law representing labor unions, employees, and benefit plans. Prior to this, he was a union organizer with public and private sector unions in New York, Washington D.C., and...

Andrés Contreras

Andrés Contreras

Andrés Contreras is a Venezuelan social entrepreneur who brings his savvy for financial modeling and business strategy to our team, and develops financial models to assess the viability of businesses...