Detroit People's Food Co-op

Board/Governance

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

TERM 3 YEARS, 2020-2023

Angela Lugo-Thomas,
Board Member, Elections Committee

TERM 3 YEARS, 2022-2025

Jamii Tata,
Board Member,
Chair of the Operations Committee

TERM 3 YEARS, 2021-2024

Malik Yakini

DBCFSN APPOINTEE
Board Appointee,
Chair of the Elections, Scholarships, and Black Caucus Committees

Shakara Tyler

DBCFSN Board Appointee and Chair of the Elections, Scholarships, and Black Caucus Committees

Tepfirah Rusdan

DBCFSN Board Appointee and Chair of the Finance Committee

The Detroit People’s Food Co-op is a Black-led and 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.