CDS is happy to announce that Mark Goehring will be joining our Leadership Team, providing boards across the country with consultation, training and facilitation.
Mark has a knack for keeping his eye on the big picture while effectively identifying the necessary steps for getting there. He is committed to excellence in governance and is ready to provide support to co-op boards. This October, he will leave the board of the Brattleboro Food Co-op (BFC) after seven years of service; three as president.
“ I’m excited to work with co-op board members and leaders,” Mark said, “the work they do for the betterment of their communities is inspirational, and ultimately the key to a national network of thriving local co-ops. I’ve learned from experience that the effectiveness and satisfaction of board members—and the good that can be done by them—can be greatly enhanced through ongoing training and development. I look forward to helping boards excel in governance.”
“ The Hanover Co-op has benefited greatly from the learning that Mark and the BFC have accomplished through their work,” said Michael Yacavone, board president at Hanover. “Mark is adept at translating vision into practical policies and projects to build common understanding, better board effectiveness and greater collaboration. The co-op community is well served by his leadership.”
Mark can provide your board with ongoing training and consultation on governance and board leadership development by participating in your board retreats, regular board meetings and via phone consultations.
He can be reached at
MarkGoehring@cdsfood.coop or 802-380-3824.