Board of Directors


Hard work is painful when life is devoid of purpose. But when you live for something greater than yourself and the gratification of your own ego, then hard work becomes a labor of love.”

-Steve Pavlina

Welcome to our new website! Please feel free to explore the exciting things MoCo has in store for our community.

It’s hard to imagine it’s been 6 years of passion to get us to this point. Reflection is a great way to remember all the extraordinary efforts volunteers stretched themselves to do in pursuit of a common goal. So many have given so much of their time, resources, and expertise to bring MoCo from dream to reality. It would be difficult to thank each and every person who helped us find our way to 46 Pleasant Street. With that said, thank you!

Please know that the community asked and a group of dedicated volunteers delivered. We look forward to welcoming you to enjoy the bounty of the community's efforts: local food at the peak of freshness, available every day, in a market staffed with customer service experts focused on securing and offering the best food they can find. As we open, grow, and develop into a community meeting place, feel free to reach out anytime with feedback. We work hard every day to make sure you’re pleased with MoCo.

Enjoy the harvest!

Best Regards,

Nancy Banks, Chair

Morrisville Food Cooperative

A Message from MoCo Board Chair, Nancy Banks


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Nancy Banks

BOARD CHAIR & TREASURER /// Nancy 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.

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Carol Lauber

VICE CHAIR /// Carol's father grew up on a dairy farm and her mother on a crop and livestock farm, both still in operation. Her respect for farming and farmers brought Carol to join our board, as 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 past ten years, Morrisville.

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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.

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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 organizations 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.

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Jack Pickett

Jack passionately believes that MoCo will help to make Morrisville a "whole community." By having access to a market 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 extensive catering experience with local clients for private events. Jack also 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.

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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.  

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Cheryl Hartt

Having been a member of the Morrisville community for 38 years, Cheryl feels that a co-op would bring a much needed addition to the county as a whole. A part of the MoCo Task Force since Day 1, she knows that MoCo will 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. She has taught children and adults alike about the benefits of medicinal herbs through camps and conferences like 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.

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Susanna Keefer

A 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 of such a network.  Susanna brings passion for good food and healthy eating habits to the MoCo table.

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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 of the United Way Board for 10 years and recently stepped off the Lamoille Region Chamber after 9 years. 

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  • The Morrisville Food Co-op Board of Directors meets on the 1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. 
  • We abide by a strict code of conduct. Read it here: Board Process : Directors' Code of Conduct

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