Mariposa is governed, in part, by an elected Board of Delegates. Elected by Mariposa owners, the Board oversees and evaluates management, reports on the state of the Co-op, oversees bylaws changes, and approves the budget.

Board meetings are open to all owners and occur on the first Monday of every month from 6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.  

How to serve on the Board  

Mariposa encourage all owners to participate in the elections to help us shape the future of our food co-op. A minimum of nine and maximum of eleven delegates sit on the Board and elections occur annually during the month of March. All Board members serve a three year term.

Meet our Board of Delegates

During the 2017 - 2018 year, the Board will focus on:

  • Aligning Mariposa's growth with our mission and values
  • Committee structures, including:
    • Appointing a Food Justice & Anti Racism committee delegate
    • Creating an Expansion Committee
  • Engaging new and existing owners
  • Amending aspects of our Policy Register
  • Creating a structure to hold each other accountable
  • Updating the Articles of Incorporation
  • Strengthening board recruitment, training and the election process

Vice Convener

Morgan Robinson

Morgan Robinson

 

Member since: 2013
Favorite product at Mariposa: Scallions
Term: 2017 – 2020

Morgan has been a working member at Mariposa since 2013, when she moved to Philadelphia from Detroit. As Treasurer, Morgan works with the Board, finance committee, and staff/management to ensure the co op’s fiscal well-being. In her non Co-op time, Morgan herds data and makes maps; and very occasionally tends to her container garden.

Treasurer

Ari Rosenberg

Ari Rosenberg

 

Member since: 2011
Favorite product at Mariposa: Local popcorn
Term: 2016 – 2018

Ari became obsessed with cooperatives while co-founding the faire bande a part housing cooperative in Lewiston, Maine in 2007.  After moving to Philly, in 2011, she quickly became an owner of Mariposa and was excited to join the board in 2015. When not in meetings you can find her out in a garden or riding her bicycle.

Secretary

Michaela Holmes

Michaela Holmes

 

Member since: 2014
Favorite product at Mariposa: Equal Exchange Love Buzz Coffee
Term: 2017 – 2019

Michaela was raised on a farm in rural Oregon. Since then, she has lived in a number of different places – her favorite, of course, is West Philadelphia where she lives with her partner, Scott, their dog, Lou, and their cat, Piper. She studied Organizational Change Management at the New School in New York and is dedicated to supporting cooperative business models, which she believes are a tool for social and economic change.

 
Jody Mailer

Jody Mailer

Member since: 2016
Term: Staff Delegate, 2017 – 2020

 
Alison Miner

Alison Miner

Member since: 2009
Favorite product at Mariposa: Colby cheddar cheese
Term: 2016 – 2019

I am an archivist, librarian, and food grower living in the LCA House with a bunch of awesome cooperators in Cedar Park. My interests lie in public history, Philadelphia, public food systems that pay living wages, subverting capitalism's false scarcity, increasing social justice and living in the hammock whenever possible. 

Nancy Geryk

Nancy Geryk

Member since: 2014
Favorite product at Mariposa: Liberte Yogurt
Term: 2017 – 2020

I have lived in West Philadelphia since 1994. I enjoy gardening, bike riding and cooking.  

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Liz Gross

Member since: 1981
Favorite product at Mariposa: Chilly Philly Ice Cream
Term: Staff Delegate, 2017 – 2019

Liz loved her work shift for many years before she became part of the Co-op staff over four years ago. Currently she works in the Grocery department and as a manager-on-duty. She is still interested in the working owner program and in figuring out how to get more owners involved.

Clayton Ruley

Clayton Ruley

Member since: 2015
Favorite product at Mariposa: Colby cheddar cheese
Term: 2017 – 2020

A life long Philadelphian, Clayton has been involved in the cooperative community since 2015. In addition to his board work with Mariposa, Clayton is a social worker and administrator at Prevention Point Philadelphia, a social service agency based in the Kensington section of the city. Currently, Clayton lives in Southwest Philadelphia with his two dogs, Foster and Change.