Meet the board

Nancy Banks - Board Chair and Treasurer

IMG_0215_(2).JPGNancy has over 30 years financial management experience including work as an internal auditor. Most recently she worked as the Business Manager for a non-profit collective in Boston. In addition, she has served on numerous boards including two school committees and a local farmers market when she lived in Massachusetts.


Carol Lauber - Vice Chair

Carol comes from Illinois farming families, her father grew up on a dairy farm and her mother on a crop and livestock farm, and those farms continue to be operated by her family. Having a garden is how you eat all year. It’s because of her respect for  farming and farmers that she joins MoCo’s board, because she sees MoCo as an important part of “cultivating” farming in Lamoille County. 
Carol worked as a registered nurse for 30 years and now owns a regional small business. She has lived and worked in St. Louis, Memphis, Houston, Beijing and for the last 10 years in Morrisville. She has done committee and board work for Habitat for Humanity, Girl Scouts of America, and American Health and Education Foundation. 

Caitrin Maloney - Secretary


Caitrin is a native Vermonter, and moved from the Mad River Valley to Lamoille County in 2013.  She is currently the Executive Director of the Stowe Land Trust, and has served on various boards including the Vermont Statewide Environmental Education Programs and the Warren Conservation Commission.


Sarah Thomas 


 Sarah is the co-owner of a Prosthetic and Orthotic business based out of Essex Junction, VT. She also serves on the board for one of the largest nation wide organization in her field.  Sarah is passionate about eating healthy and local and is very excited to be a part of building MoCo.  Sarah is also an active member of Onion River Coop in Burlington where she previously lived.



Jack Pickett 

Jack passionately believes that MoCo will help to make Morrisville a "whole community".  By having access to a market  that that supplies locals with quality local products, as well as the best from beyond, MoCo has the opportunity to feed the heart and soul of the community.  In addition to cooking and working in the food service for 37 years,  he also has over twenty years extensive catering experience with local clients for  private events.  As well as cooking professionally,  Jack wrote a food column for the Stowe Reporter for almost five years. Having been involved with the MoCo Task Force from Day 1, he brings passion and food industry know-how to the table.  Jack lives with his family in Morrisville.


Cheryl Hartt

Having been a member of the Morrisville community for 38 years, Cheryl feels a strong connection to the people here. She feels that a Co-op would bring a much-needed addition to the county as a whole.  Having been a part of the MoCo Task Force since Day 1, she knows that MoCo would make available the great variety of wonderful food that is produced throughout our area, provide access to over the counter health products, and create a year round stable market for farmers/growers and food producers.  As an herbalist that runs her own landscaping/gardening business for the past18 years, she has a passion for natural healing and love for organic and healthy food, and feels that a co-op would be a great asset for many people.  Cheryl also bakes and cooks in the café at Buffalo Mt. Co op in Hardwick and has run a children’s camp that was centered around medicinal herbs, have taught adult classes in medicinal herbs and work at both the Women’s Herbal Conference and the International Herb Symposium.She was also a founding member of the Free Herbal Clinic in Barre and served on the board at VCIH. (Vermont Center for Integrative Herbalism).  Cheryl lives with her family in Elmore.

Susanna Keefer

P1020763.jpegA Vermont resident for 24 years, Susanna hails from the southeast of England. Before landing in America she combined her passions for traveling and food by cheffing on a fleet of large sailing and motorboats based in the Mediterranean, Caribbean and Americas. Susanna’s Catering was started 13 years ago and has recently expanded into downtown Morrisville .  Opening a new commercial kitchen in Morrisville has been a  great opportunity for Susanna to immerse myself in the growing food culture and expanding network of passionate foodies who live and work here. She sees MoCo as another branch to such a network.  Susanna brings  passion for good food and healthy eating habits to the MoCo table.  


Bill Bourne


Bill has been working in banking in Lamoille County since 1988, primarily in residential lending. Bill has an extensive experience working with the community. He helped to start the Morrisville youth Soccer program, served as a Committee member on the Morrisville Planning committee for 10 years, was a member on the United Way board for 10 years and recently stepped off the Lamoille Region Chamber after 9 years. 




Jason McArthur

Jason grew up in Morrisville and provides a robust financial background for the board.  He previously worked for a local CPA firm and has 12 years in banking with various roles including auditing and commercial lending.  He has previously served as president of Morrisville Rotary, Board Member of Lamoille County Mental Health and currently is the Chair of Community Health Services of Lamoille Valley, Chair of VT RMA’s Young Professional group and a member of Stowe Rotary. Jason resides in Morrisville with his wife Elizabeth.  



*The Morrisville Food Co-op Board of Directors meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. 


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