Board of Directors and Officers
Peter Angilello – Library Media Specialist, Green Bay Area Public Schools
I have been a Library Media Specialist with Green Bay Area Public Schools for the past twelve years and previous to that, worked for the Brown County Library for fourteen years. I was involved in Green Bay's first food co-op both as a board member and president of the Evergreen Grocery Co-op for several years. I am excited to be a part of this community initiative to help reestablish our connection with our food sources and how they are grown.
With my grant-writing, networking and event planning skills, I hope to ensure that the New Leaf Market will be a vital urban community center that will stimulate a demand for healthy foods and sustainable growing. I am especially hopeful that New Leaf will serve diverse and low-income communities, both addressing food access disparities and increasing fresh and healthy choices in the food support system (i.e. food banks). We will need to be active partners with other businesses and organizations in the area to share both our mission and goals of helping to provide an economic livelihood for Northeast Wisconsin sustainable farmers and food businesses.
Karen Early (Vice-President) – Nutrition Education Program Coordinator with University of Wisconsin-Cooperative Extension in Brown County
I have been involved in the conception and development of New Leaf Market since its inception and currently serve chair of the Membership and Marketing Committee.
As a registered dietician and food advocate for my entire career, I have been passionate about sustainable eating, sustainable food systems and their benefits to the health of individuals and the environment. My work with U-W Extension has addressed food security, food systems, poverty awareness and nutrition education with a special interest in hunger and obesity. I conduct applied research to address community initiatives for improving food security in low-income populations through developing community partnerships and collaborations.
Sue Harju – Owner, The Urban Frog
Based on my education, work experience, concern for the local community/economy, as well as my personal philosophy, I believe I can contribute to the New Leaf Market Board of Directors. Here is some information about my background: Education: BS in Business/Accounting, San Jose State University; Farm Business & Production Management, NWTC; UW Oshkosh current part time MBA student. Personal Experience: 25+ years of financial and cost accounting management at paper industry manufacturers in Green Bay; Co-own with my husband an organic crop farm in Forestville, WI; Owner of Aromatic Gourmet All-Natural Herbs and Spices sold at the local farmer’s markets; Owner of the Urban Frog restaurant which serves local and organic foods. Community Involvement: Serving as Treasurer of Acts 1:8 Ministry in Green Bay, Serving on Music Team at Heartland Church in Howard; Serving on “On Broadway” Farmer’s Market committee. Philosophy: I believe in buying, eating and serving local fresh foods as much as possible because they are healthier and buying local helps sustain farmers, businesses, and families in the area. My philosophy is very much in line with the mission of New Leaf Market Cooperative. I have already committed to give a 5% discount to New Leaf Market members at my restaurant.
Carol Karls – Business & Community Development Manager, Wisconsin Public Service
I have been involved with New Leaf Market since its origin, past president and currently serve as Chair of the Finance Committee. Co-ops are new to me so I’ve had a large learning curve but I’m tremendously excited about the grass roots nature of this effort which in economic development terms we would call “community initiated development.” I have used a lot of my skills on this effort so far like project management, real estate development, and economic development but what’s been most critical for all us intensely involved up to this point is our total commitment to making this happen.
Like so many of us, I have a passion for food. I see New Leaf Market as the core component of a larger vision to rebuild our local food economy and a healthier food system. In the last few years we have experienced unprecedented dialogue on local food, food systems and food security. The result has been a wide array of new and unique initiatives that address improving how and what we eat. The timing for this couldn’t be better. When we bring our community together with their food-related initiatives under one roof there will be greater synergy and impact for the community.
I have over 20 years experience in economic development including commercial real estate development. My employment background covers not-for-profit, government, small business and large business endeavors, and I have experience assisting other start up for-profit and not-for-profit ventures. I am a UWGB grad with a degree in Urban Design.
Rich Krieg – Biology Teacher, East High School
I am a Biology and Environmental Science Teacher at Green Bay East High School; Board Member of the Fox Valley Sierra Club; Member of the Mayor's Sustainable Green Bay Task Force.
I am a long-time conservationist and environmental activist. I have recently become very interested in food issues. Providing access to organic and locally produced food is probably the most powerful thing that communities can do to help solve our environmental problems. I also believe that strong downtowns and traditional neighborhoods go a long way in terms of meeting sustainable community goals. I strongly support the effort to bring a food cooperative to downtown Green Bay and feel it is badly needed by the people who live and/or work downtown. One of my goals, as a board member, will be to make sure that the healthy food choices sold at the New Leaf Market, are accessible and available to everyone, despite their income levels.
Alan McAfee – Vice President, Director of Cash Management, Baylake Bank
I joined Baylake Bank in 2010 and have nine years of experience in the financial services industry. My work experience includes trust administration for institutional clients, commercial client services, and treasury management/cash management.
I earned a Bachelors of Music — Music Education degree from St. Olaf College in May of 1993, a Masters of Architecture from University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in May of 2003, and the Certified Treasury Professional accreditation in July 2009.
I volunteered and served on the Board of Directors at Third Coast Design Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Also, I served as the Student Representative to the Masters of Architecture Admissions Committee for UWM School of Architecture and Urban Planning. Finally, I volunteered and was a committee member for the United Way Campaign while living and working in Madison, Wisconsin.
Crystal Osman (Secretary) – Downtown Green Bay, Inc. & Olde Main Street, Inc.
I am the Program Manager at Downtown Green Bay, Inc. and Olde Main Street, Inc. I help coordinate many of our volunteer committees and some of the special projects like the East River Trail Connection. I am an active participate in issues related to sustainability and the environment in the community, a few of them include the Sustainable Green Bay Committee and Baird Creek Preservation Foundation. I am currently the Secretary for the Board of Directors for New Leaf Market Co-op. I am a UW-Green Bay graduate in Environmental Policy & Planning. Downtown Green Bay, Inc. is very supportive of this initiative and has been involved from the beginning by providing administrative support, file storage as well as been the fiscal receiver for the Wisconsin Department of Commerce grant, received in 2009 among others things. We know that the impact a grocery store and food hub will have on downtown revitalization will be key to continuing to advance downtown.
I also have a strong personal commitment to sustainability and the enhancement of the environment as a system and food issues are a key piece of the puzzle. I have been part of this initiative since the first meetings and am very excited about the progress thus far and the enthusiasm of everyone involved. I look forward to a food hub in Downtown Green Bay!
Marilyn Sagrillo (Treasurer) – Associate Professor of Accounting (Retired), UW-Green Bay
I am the recently retired, Director of the Cofrin School of Business and Chair of Business, Chair of Accounting and Associate Professor of Accounting at UW-Green Bay. Currently, Treasurer of the Interim Board of Directors for New Leaf Market Cooperative.
I have been interested in sustainability and locally raised foods since moving to northeast Wisconsin many years ago. My husband and I have five acres of land that allows us to grow most of our own vegetables and a lot of our own fruit. I also support locally grown organic foods by buying from a local organic farmer.
Lynn Walter (President) – Founding Director, UW-Green Bay Center for Food in Community and Culture
I am Founding Director of UWGB’s Center for Food in Community and Culture; Chair of the Food and Local Health Sub-Committee of Sustainable Green Bay; co-editor of Critical Food Issues: Problems and State of the Art Solutions. I grew up on a farm and worked my way through school as cook at the Green Lantern Co-op restaurant in Madison, WI.
My experience and passion for promoting healthy, local food will help sustain the time-consuming and complicated project of establishing New Leaf Market Cooperative and creating a thriving and vital community food hub. My vision for New Leaf Market Co-op is that it serve as a food hub for Northeast Wisconsin, connecting consumers, growers, and artisan producers to support health and wellness, prosperous local farm and food businesses, good jobs, equitable communities, and a thriving local food economy.Sub-Committee Members
||Carol Karls||Karen Early|
|Karen Kohlbeck||Laura Baker||Janet Hinkfuss|
|Glen Slaats||Roz Barker||Rosalie Shier|
|Chuck Brys||Tracy Heaser||Joe Vanedistine|
|Bettina Schuster||Crystal Osman||Stephanie Hyer|
|Tami Dawidowski||Kathy Takahashi||Molly Vandervest|
|Jodi Arndt||Kim Diaz||Tina Mercier|
|Rich Krieg||Gini Mitchell
|Chuck Riley||Chuck Lacasse
|Alan McAfee||Marilyn Sagrillo|