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. The Board uses the Policy Governance model, designed in major part to allow for accountability within the organization as a whole while emphasizing innovative leadership to support our overarching mission.

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.  

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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. All Board members serve a three year term. Board elections occur annually during the month of March and are coming up on Sunday, March 17th! Any member-owner can run for the Board and represent the interests, values, and vision for the future of our co-op community. This is a great way to get involved and we encourage everyone to learn more during this election season!

Meet our Board of Delegates


Nidhi Krishen

Nidhi Krishen

Year joined: 2018
Favorite product at Mariposa: Yellow House, PA Whole Milk Yogurt
Term: 2018 – 2021

Nidhi has a Master’s in Environmental Studies from the University of Pennsylvania, with a focus on sustainability. She currently works for a global consultancy that specializes in sustainable development, working with organizations around the world to help them manage their environmental and social responsibilities. She believes strongly in building and supporting healthy, responsible and sustainable food systems that reduce their environmental impact and contribute positively to healthier, inclusive and stronger societies. Nidhi lives on Lancaster Avenue with her dog, Pig and her two cats Mr. Smelly and Ms. Clumsy.



Clayton Ruley

Clayton Ruley

Year joined: 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.

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Franceska Rouzard

Year joined: 2016
Term: At-large member, 2019 – 2022


Meaghan F. Washington

Year joined: 2017
Favorite product at Mariposa: Crust Vegan Apple Spice Muffin
Term: At-large member, 2019 – 2022

Meaghan became a member of the Co-op through its Food for All program, in 2017. She is a full-time staff member and serves as the Marketing and Communications Coordinator. For the last decade, she has been in marketing/communications arena in both professional and freelance capacities, and was delighted to use those skills to further the mission of Mariposa. Meaghan is a native West Philadelphian, residing in Powelton Village, where she raises her two children.


Meg Carrol

Year joined: 2013
Term: Staff Delegate, 2017 – 2020

Meg has been a member of the Co-op and a full-time staff member since the fall of 2013. She started as a cashier, worked as an MOD, and has since been working in the Finance Department for the past three years. In June of 2019 she completed a Certificate in Cooperative Management at Saint Mary's University. Meg is passionate about workplace democracy and growing the cooperative movement. She has served on the Staff Collaboration and Democracy Council, Personnel Committee and the Finance Committee.