Board of Directors

Join the Board!

The board meets the 2nd Tuesday from 6:00 - 7:30pm at The Commons. If you are a member-owner and plan to attend, please email to confirm in case the meeting time or location has changed.

The Board of Directors for the Columbus Food Co-op is currently
comprised of seven member-owners residing in the local community.

If you would like an opportunity to join the board,
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Co-op Board of Directors

William (Mike) Johnston - President
Mike is an IT Director at Cummins Inc. He has worked for Cummins for 28 years in various IT andmanagement roles. His experience includes strategy development, financial planning and leadership of multi-million-dollar global business transformation
programs. Past Board service includes three years as Treasurer of the Columbus Food Co-op and four years on the Board of the local Red Cross Chapter. Mike and his wife are co-owners of Second Act Farm, a small organic farm in Columbus, IN

Jon Bachmeyer – Vice President
Jon moved to Columbus in 2012 with his wife and kids after being impressed by the context it provides for its citizens of all ages, especially families. They joined the Co-op, through at introduction at the Farmer’s Market, shortly after moving to Columbus. The one box Columbus didn’t check off their “quality of life” list, at that point, was easy access to good food. They found the Co-op provided a lot of hope that would change this. Jon continues to work with a small family paper business, has started a small farm
with his wife, and serves on the Board of Directors for the Co-op as Vice President in 2017.

Beth Schroeder - Treasurer

Beth is an IT Business Integration Leader at Cummins Inc., a Fortune 200 manufacturing company headquartered in Columbus. She is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA) and MBA with 28 years’ work experience in Finance, Audit, IT, and business process design. She has lived in Columbus for 4 years and joined the Co-op when she first moved here because she and her husband feel strongly that locally produce food provides more nutrition and stimulates the local economy. They are very interested in seeing the Co-op store open. Her business career started while working for Junior Achievement as she attended Purdue. That turned into 15 years serving as a JA Advisor after her graduation. While in Columbus, Beth has also volunteered as an iGrad mentor and
lead several volunteer events with her work team at DSI.

Sarah Grey - Board Member
Sarah is a long-time activist on a broad range of social justice issues. In despair over the lack of access to good food, she became actively involved in the effort to bring a food co-op to Columbus, IN. She works from a close interest in grassroots efforts for  sustainable democratic development, not only in the global south, but also for us here. Thus, she sees the cooperative model as
the most promising form of community building

Dan Fleming - Board Member
Dan has lived near Columbus his entire life. He is a retired elementary school teacher and also works as a farm broadcaster for a local radio station. Prior to teaching, he operated a large feedlot in Bartholomew County, Indiana. He and his wife own and
operate Fleming Family Beef, Inc. through which freezer beef is delivered directly to customers. Dan is currently a
Board Member of the Bartholomew County Rural Electric Cooperative. He would like to see farm raised foods more
available to a broader customer base.

Shirley Trapp - Board Member
Shirley has been a resident of Columbus for over 40 years. She has been an employee of the school corporation for 35 years and currently a Pupil Service Teacher at Taylorsville Elementary. She was voted by students as Wal-Mart’s Teacher of the Year. Trapp
has served on the Board of Heritage Fund, graduate of Leadership Bartholomew County, attended Culinary Institute of Arts Boot Camp, member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church and lifetime member of NAACP.

Andrea Mikrut - Board Member
Andrea and her family have lived in Bartholomew County for over 5 years. She made a conscious choice to raise her family in Columbus, but joining the Columbus Food Co-op (CFC) was the step that really started to make her personally feel like she was a part of this community. She joined the CFC to help the overall mission of bringing more options for local foods and goods to Columbus, because she wanted healthier, better food choices for her family. Since becoming involved, she has had the opportunity to meet and get to know several producers in and around Bartholomew County, and she looks forward to strengthening these relationships and building new ones. Andrea’s job working as a civil engineer has given her experience that will be very helpful to the Co-op in the coming months. Andrea has a great deal of personal interest in opening the doors to this store and very
motivated to helping the community as a whole.

Jen Corsi - Board Member

Terry Law - Board Member

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