Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society Announces Board Officers

The Co-op Seats Board Members for 2017 - 2018 Term

Friday, June 2, 2017 — At a special meeting of the board on Thursday, June 2, the Hanover Consumer Cooperative Society, commonly known as the Co-op Food Stores, announced its election of board officers.

The executive team is: 

William Craig - President

William Craig of Thetford Center, Vermont has be elected by the Co-op board to serve in the role of president for the coming year. William is a writer and educator. He is the author of Yankee Come Home: On the Road from San Juan Hill to Guantanamo, and teaches writing at Dartmouth College. Many in the Upper Valley remember him as a former Valley News writer and editor. He is a former Headrest staffer and board member. You can find him playing bass in bands around the region. Term expires 2019Term ends in 2019.

Liz Blum- Vice President

Liz Blum of Norwich, Vermont will serve the Co-op as its board vice president. Co-op principles and values are important to Liz Blum and that is why she serves on the Board. Liz is a retired Occupational Therapist. She worked in many settings in Vermont and New Hampshire: Visiting Nurse, nursing homes, schools, hospitals, and clinics. She likens occupational therapy to a jigsaw puzzle because it concerns problem solving and putting the pieces into place. Liz was a member of the Boston Women's Health Collective that produced the groundbreaking book: Our Bodies, Ourselves. She has been an advocate for universal, single-payer health care for 30 years and continues to work for it. Liz has served on a number of Boards including the Norwich (VT) Selectboard and the Norwich Board of Listers. She is on the State Committee of the Vermont Progressive Party. In the summer you may find her riding her bike or in the garden. Term ends 2020.

Benoit Roisin - Treasurer 

Benoit Roisin of Croydon, New Hampshire will continue in his role as treasurer of the cooperative. Benoit is Professor of Engineering Sciences at Dartmouth College (under the name of Benoit Cushman-Roisin, having hyphenated his wife’s name to his for all professional activities), where he has developed new courses in sustainable design and industrial ecology. Some of his students’ projects have been adopted by the Co-op and the Town of Hanover to reduce their environmental footprint.  He is the author of three books and is working on a fourth. In addition, Roisin maintains an active consultancy in water issues and energy efficiency. He has volunteered his expertise for several non-profit organizations, including The Haven and COVER.  He has served on the Co-op’s Board of Directors intermittently since 2003. Term ends in 2020.

Dana Grossman- Secretary

Dana Grossman of East Thetford, Vermont now serves as the cooperative society's secretary. Dana is director of publications emerita of Dartmouth Medical School, where for 25 years she edited the award-winning quarterly magazine Dartmouth Medicine. Since 2011, she has been a full-time freelance editor and writer; her clients include PBS Nova, the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and the Association of American Medical Colleges. She's also been very active in civic affairs, including chairing the Thetford, Vt., School Board. Dana and her husband, Dan, have lived in Thetford since 1972 and been members of the Co-op since 1973; they have two grown daughters and four grandchildren. Term ends in 2019.

William Craig
Liz Blum
Benoit Roisin
Dana Grossman