Ruffin Slater, General Manager
Ruffin is a founder of Weaver Street Market and has been General Manager since it opened in 1988. Before that he was the manager of the Durham Food Co-op and a director of the Mountain Warehouse, a co-op warehouse in Durham. Ruffin is board member of the National Co-op Grocers Association. He lives in the Arcadia, a co-housing community in Carrboro.
Alice teaches and researches about nutrition and health at UNC with a focus on disease prevention, particularly among underserved populations, and via community engagement. She partners with community organizations (such as health centers), advises on health issues, and is a co-chair of UNC’s Food for All program.
Charles is serving his first-term as an elected worker-owner representative. He helps in the produce department in Carrboro, and he is grateful to work beside so many beautiful people.
Dave, a consumer owner, joined the co-op in 1996, served as an elected Director from 2009 to 2011, and since 2012, has served as an appointed Director. He can normally be seen volunteering at the Carrboro store on Saturday mornings. He finds volunteering to be a great way to meet and talk with other owners. Dave loves the sense of community that Weaver Street brings to Carrboro and the way that it has helped the Local movement.
Linda is a consumer-owner who has served WSM as a volunteer or Board member since the Carrboro store opened. She has been an elected consumer-owner representative and is now an appointed member on the Board and Chair of the Elections Committee. She is an innovator in the field of governance and accountability, bringing her experience professionally and with WSM to empower great process and people in realizing a future that expresses who we are.
Jon McDonald, Board Chair
Jon is serving his second term as an elected worker-owner representative on the Board and sits on the Recruitment Committee. He works in the bread bakery which affords him a worker’s perspective as WSM makes plans for the future. He is also involved with local community organizing efforts and his church. In his free time Jon cooks, paints, and plays ultimate frisbee and basketball.
Hank is a first-term consumer owner on the Board. A retired sociologist, he lives with his wife near Carrboro and is active with the Friends of the Chapel Hill Public Library, the Shared Learning Association, and TABLE. He is an advocate for expanding ways that consumer owners can participate in the market.