Meet the Candidates in our 2020 Board Election and vote online here! Voting is open from April 30-May 14 2020.
Current Board Members
Wayne Ruggles, President of The Board
President Ruggles is a retired business owner who formerly owned and operated his own supermarket and an oil company. He’s served as the President of the Board of Directors at Littleton Regional Healthcare (formerly Littleton Regional Hospital). Wayne also served for seven years as Chairman of the Board at Associated Grocers of New England, which is one of the Co-op’s main suppliers and a cooperative.
Alyssa Sherburn, Vice President
Vice President Sherburn is a native of Franconia, NH. The Sherburns have owned and operated Pinestead Farm (RTE 116, Franconia) for the past 191 years, and Alyssa is the seventh generation to farm Pinestead. She has been working as a hands-on vegetable farmer for more than a decade and has recently expanded her operation to include beef, small animal proteins and value added products. Alyssa has been a produce vendor with the Littleton Food Co-op for the better part of the past decade, all the while actively attending meetings and conferences about many issues and challenges pertaining to small-scale farming including season extension, marketing and holistic farm management.
Luther Kinney, Treasurer
Luther was born and raised on a fourth-generation dairy farm in Northern Vermont. He’s currently the Director of Property Management at AHEAD (Affordable Housing, Education & Development). Prior to joining AHEAD, Luther and his wife Zora owned and operated Ski Hearth Farm in Sugar Hill, where they raised organic produce for more than a decade. Luther is intensely involved in the community — he’s served on the Lafayette Elementary School Board, Pemi Valley Search and Rescue, and the University of New Hampshire Advisory Council for Grafton County.
Stephanie Bournival, Secretary
Born and raised in New Hampshire, Stephanie grew up spending the majority of her years living in the Seacoast Region. She currently works at Tender Corporation as their Director of Human Resources. Stephanie holds a Professional in Human Resources credential through the Human Resources Certification Institute, as well as the Society of Human Resources Management. In addition to her HR certifications, Stephanie is also a certified life-coach who enjoys connecting with people and communities and helping them prosper.
Marcie Hornick, Director
Marcie first came to Littleton in 1988 from Meredith to open a restaurant. She fell in love with the community, and after finishing law school, she decided to stick around. Marcie is the Managing Attorney of the Littleton office of the New Hampshire Public Defender — covering the areas of northern Grafton County and all of Coos County. She has also served as a Littleton Library Trustee and is a member of the Littleton Conservation Commission. Marcie loves locally grown food and has a very real appreciation for knowing where food comes from, who raised it, and how it was produced. She feels a particular affinity for the community aspect of the Co-op. When she’s not working, she loves to play tennis, hike, bike, laugh, go to the Library, and walk her dogs.
Danielle Shaw, Director
Danielle is a current employee here at the co-op, where most everyone knows her as Dani. She has worked in customer service for five years, nearly always in some sort of educational capacity. Dani describes herself as an environmentalist and conservationist who is always looking for new and innovative ways to reduce our environmental impact and to help to protect our planet.
Angela Figallo-McShane, Director
Angela currently teaches physical education at Profile High School in Franconia, NH. She is the Director of the North Country Soccer Camp, and is currently on the Board for Friends of Profile Trails. She previously served on the Board of Directors for the New Hampshire Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance. She is deeply interested in sustainability and advocates for green initiatives here at the co-op.
Deb Rosetti-Sullivan, Director
Deb has spent a lifetime in the culinary industry, from family grocery stores to eateries. She’s a semi-retired Certified Executive Chef and has owned and operated her own restaurants, cafes, catering businesses, and as a specialty shop. She was the first and only woman executive chef for the Appalachian Mountain Club, and has written for food blogs as well as a cookbook. Deb is also deeply involved with the drowning prevention initiative Infant Swimming Resource. In her spare time, Deb enjoys hiking, kayaking, biking, and fronting her band, The Barnyard Incident.