Our Co-op’s April election returned two incumbents to the Board: Victoria Fullerton and Donald Kreis. It also brought on two new members, one a former Co-op employee and the other a local businessperson.
After 22 years as a Co-op employee, Rosemary Fifield retired from her position as the Co-op’s Education Director in 2015. Prior to joining the Co-op’s staff, she worked in clinical pathology at Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital and cancer research at Dartmouth Medical School. With her husband, Don, she owned Vermont Everlastings, growing certified organic perennials, annuals, herbs, and dried flowers. Rosemary has served on the boards of several area non-profits, as well as the Norwich Farmers Market and the Thetford School Board. She enjoyed several years on the board of the Cooperative Development Institute, an organization assisting consumer cooperatives, worker cooperatives, and resident-owned housing cooperatives across New England and New York. Rosemary began her involvement with the cooperative movement in 1971, as a young mother portioning out raisins and oatmeal at her buying club in Madison, Wisconsin. In 1974, Rosemary came to the Upper Valley, where she was thrilled to find a full-fledged food co-op with a real storefront and paid employees.
Jessica Saturley-Hall is the owner and founder of the Upper Valley Compost Company and the New Hampshire Compost Company, which provide residential and commercial composting services and consulting. Jessica received her undergraduate degree in English Literature from Dartmouth College and her MBA from Cornell University. She has spent 15 years working in the food, agriculture, and grocery businesses, and has held positions in new product development, marketing, and operations. Jessica lives in Lebanon with her husband, Harrison, and their two dogs.
Our new Board members look forward to hearing from Co-op members and serving our Co-op community!
William Craig, President
HCCS Board of Directors