The member-owners of the DPFC will exercise control of the business through selection of a Board of Directors, as laid out in the organization’s by-laws. The board will select a General Manager who will be responsible for the operations of the store. Member-owners in good standing are eligible to run for a position on the Board of Directors in our annual elections.
Lanay Gilbert-Williams, Board President
TERM 2 YEARS, 2022-2024
Dr. Velonda Anderson, Board Member, Chair of Operations Committee
TERM 3 YEARS, 2020-2023
Karen Brown, Board Member, Fundraising and FinanceCommittee
Jamii Tata, Board Member, Chair of the Operations Committee
TERM 3 YEARS, 2021-2024
DBCFSN APPOINTEE Board Appointee, Chair of the Elections, Scholarships, and Black Caucus Committees
DBCFSN Board Appointee and Chair of the Elections, Scholarships, and Black Caucus Committees
DBCFSN Board Appointee and Chair of the Finance Committee
The Detroit People’s Food Co-op is an African American led, community-owned grocery cooperative. The co-op’s purpose is to provide improved access to healthy food and food education to Detroit residents. Meeting the needs of the community is achieved through the democratic control of the co-op by its member/owners.