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, Treasurer
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 treasurer.
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.
Glenda Clare, Secretary
Glenda Clare serves on the Board as consumer owner and secretary. A WSM member since 2007, her education and training are in the fields of public health and behavioral health. She works for the Center for Family and Community Engagement at NCSU and is the founder of the Fragile Families NETWORK. A member of the GrAND Voices Network, she advocates for grandfamilies created when grandparents and other family members raise the child/youth of a relative unable or unwilling to parent. Glenda is the board secretary.
Jon McDonald, Board Chair
Jon is serving his 4th term as an elected worker-owner representative on the Board and is the Board Chair. He has baked bread at Weaver Street for over a decade, which affords him a worker’s perspective as WSM makes plans for the future. When he’s not baking, you can find Jon in his garden or walking his dog Arty around West Hillsborough.
Linda has served as a volunteer or Board member since joining WSM in 1988. She served as an elected consumer-owner Director and is now an appointed Board member and Chair of the Elections Committee. She is an innovator in the field of governance, empowering people using effective process to realize a desired future.
Charles is serving his 3rd 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.