Board & Administrative Coordinators

Current NoBAWC Board Members (see their statements below):

Adrionna Fike [Mandela Foods Cooperative]

Heather Farnham [Arizmendi 9th Ave.]

Jameelah Lane [The Dig Grocery Cooperative]

Jay Cumberland [Sustainable Economies Law Center]

Yassi Eskandari-Qajar [Sustainable Economies Law Center]

Staff (see their bios below):

Jeffy Noven     info@nobawc.org

Board Member Statements:

Adrionna Fike (Mandela Foods Cooperative) I hope to serve the Network of Bay Area Worker Cooperatives (NoBAWC)offering insight, creative ideas and will to learn from each member organization and potential member organizations. We shall be a well-connected and radically supportive community that provides thoughtful and artful resources meeting the needs of each member organization, while attracting and educating the Bay Area’s transforming workforce at large.  A personal goal in this leadership process is learning well enough to teach cooperative education within public education systems and as popular education, touching the hearts and imaginations of youth and workers everywhere. Thank you for the opportunity to serve in this important way.

Heather Farnham (Arizmendi 9th Ave) I have been a member of Arizmendi Bakery 9th Avenue SF for fourteen years. I currently serve on the Policy Council for the Arizmendi Association of Cooperatives, representing my bakery in Association-wide cooperative development & support, as well as visioning future goals for expanding co-op business opportunities in the Bay Area. I recently worked with a group at Sustainable Economies Law Center to advocate a policy change in current California workers comp legislation to further protect worker cooperatives as viable, growing businesses. I am inspired to continue bridging and building communities within our sustainable and vibrant worker cooperative culture.

Staff Bios:

Jeffy Noven was introduced to the cooperative movement through the Berkeley Student Food Collective, the youth-governed nonprofit grocery & organizing center where they currently serve as Executive Director. They previously launched UC Berkeley’s only accredited class on cooperatives, toured the country presenting with the Cooperative Youth Council, wrote two theses on cooperative development, and served on the board of the Berkeley Student Cooperatives and the Western Workers Cooperative Conference. They’ve studied electoral organizing as a Justice Democrats Movement School Fellow and brings a decade of experience studying and practicing community organizing with emphases on democratic governance and youth development.

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