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 Ammerman, Secretary
Alice teaches and researches about nutrition and health at UNC with a focus on health promotion and disease prevention, particularly among underserved populations, and via community engagement. She partners with community organizations (such as health centers and food pantries) and advises on health issues. Alice is the board secretary.
Nazmin Alani, Treasurer
Nazmin is a newly elected Board member as a consumer owner. Until December 2019, he was a Partner with a Venture Capital firm investing in early-stage technology companies along with other venture capital firms. On the personal side, he has been involved with a number of community organizations including Greensboro Day Care, Toastmasters, Children’s Hospital (CHEO), and Help Lesotho, a non-profit organization with a vision to promote gender equity in an HIV/AIDS-free Lesotho. In his spare time, Nazmin enjoys hiking, biking, and traveling. His favorite activity is snorkeling.
Linda Stier, Chair
Linda is a consumer owner since 1988. She served as an elected Director and now serves as an appointed Director, Board Chair, and Board Liaison to the Elections Committee. She teaches and consults in distinguishing governance that effects organizations and communities fulfilling on why they exist.
Allanah is a worker-owner that served behind the Carrboro pastry counter for nine years before transitioning to her current Food House position as the data coordinator. The combination of these roles has given her dual perspective, allowing for bridging of store customer service and the inner processes of Weaver Street Market. She elevates this with her new role as one of the four founding members of the E.Q.U.I.T.Y. Alliance, formed on a mission of increasing diversity and inclusion within the company.
Caroline Anders is a graduate of UNC Chapel Hill and has worked in the Weaver Street Market Bread Department for over five years. She served on the Elections Committee since 2017 and was recently appointed to the Board as a Worker Owner. She is passionate about all food issues, especially the ways in which biodynamic farming, regenerative agriculture, and supporting local food economies can help protect our environment. She enjoys reading cookbooks and baking muffins.
Anna Cates Williams
Anna is a consumer-owner since 2016 and was appointed as a Board member in 2021. In 2020 she co-founded Cedar Grove Law, a law firm focused on serving farmers, artisans, land owners and land users who are passionate about “do good” food and sustainable agriculture. In addition to serving farmers and farm-facing businesses, Anna coaches law firms and lawyers on finding joy and balance in the practice of law. In her spare time, you’ll find Anna homesteading with her family in Cedar Grove, NC.