The Board of Directors


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Left to right, Back Row: Susan Hoffman, Debbie Diegoli, Rachel Obbard, Ray Brewster, Cat Buxton, Lydia Carr. Seated, L to R: Rio Pires, Elizabeth Feinberg, Charlotte Hultquist, Kye Cochran.2015-2016 Roster

  • Ray Brewster, Lyme, NH
  • Cat Buxton, Sharon, VT
  • Lydia Carr, Hartford, VT
  • Kye Cochran, Hartford, VT
  • Debbie Diegoli, President, Weathersfield, VT
  • Elizabeth Feinberg, Clerk, White River Junction, VT
  • Susan Hoffman, Chelsea, VT
  • Charlotte Hultquist, Hartford, VT
  • Rachel Obbard, Treasurer, Hartland, VT
  • Rio Pires, Thetford, VT
  • Kerry Rosenthal, Vice President, Taftsville, VT

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The Incumbents for Election 2016


Ray Brewster

Ray Brewster has been a UVFC member for several years, and has served on the Board for the last three years. He originally joined a UVFC working committee on the building and facilities, and helped guide and bring resources to the last three years’ structural reinforcements, the roofing and siding repair and painting, and various other improvements. (UVFC is blessed to have the in-house staff to oversee this work.)

Ray worked in the field of affordable housing for a third of a century, including 25 years working primarily in Vermont, along the entire length of the Connecticut River Valley, from Windham County to Caledonia County. He currently does independent projects in Montpelier and Morrisville, VT. Ray lives in Lyme, NH.

Ray currently contributes to the WILLING HANDS food salvage and donation group, picking up food and bringing it to important agencies, housing developments, and people in need.


Lydia CarrLydia Carr

Having grown up in Woodstock, VT, I was thrilled to return to the Upper Valley to raise my family in such a vibrant community. Joining the UVFC Board of Directors is a way for me to be more involved in the community and to give back to it. I have been on the UVFC Board for a few months, finishing out the year for a Board director who resigned, and I hope to complete a full term so that I can contribute more to the Co-op and its community values.


board 2016 3 elizabethElizabeth Feinberg

Hello, I’ve been a Co-op board member for three years now.  I’ve learned so much about our amazing co-op and I proudly put my name in for another three years.  I’ve been an Upper Valley resident for almost 20 years, and I’ve been shopping at the co-op for almost that long.   Going back to my pastry chef roots, I recently started a small candy company, Vermont Amber Organic Toffee.  I have two teens living at home (one of whom works at the Co-op).  When not cooking yummy dinners with cool coop ingredients, I enjoy kayaking, hiking and snowboarding and many more of the outdoor pursuits the Upper Valley has to offer. 

Don’t miss the Annual Meeting on Saturday, October 1st from 5 to 9pm!

Upper Valley Food Cooperative Board Meetings

Board Meetings are held on the 4th Tuesday of every month, on the second floor of the Co-op from 6:00-8pm.

All Members are welcome!

Approved Board Meeting Minutes

Click date to download a PDF.

May 24, 2016

April 26, 2016

March 22, 2016

February 23, 2016

January 26, 2016

December 8, 2015 draft

October 27, 2015 draft  (November meeting combined with October)

Annual Meeting October 3, 2015 

September 22, 2015 

August 25, 2015 

July 28, 2015

June 23, 2015 draft 

May 26, 2015

April 21,2015

March 24, 2015

February 24, 2015

February 3, 2015 (January Meeting postponed)

December 30, 2014

November 18, 2014

October 28, 2014

September 23, 2014

August 26, 2014

July 29, 2014

June 24, 2014

May 27, 2014

April 22, 2014

March 22, 2014

February 25, 2014

January 21, 2014

December 4, 2013

November 19, 2013

October 22, 2013

September 24, 2013

August 27, 2013

July 30, 2013

June 25, 2013

June 4, 2013

April 30, 2013

March 26, 2013

February 26, 2013

January 29, 2013

December 18, 2012

November 20, 2012

October meeting cancelled due to Hurricane Sandy

September 25, 2012

August 28, 2012

July 24, 2012

June 26, 2012

May 22, 2012

April 24, 2012

March 27, 2012

February 28, 2012

January 24, 2012