Board of Directors

The Board of Directors encourages owners to attend a board meeting.  Please contact any board member, or email, in order to receive relevant meeting documents.

Board of Directors Meeting Dates 2019

April 24, 2019

March 27, 2019

February 27, 2019

January 23, 2019

Please contact any board member to find out the start time and location of upcoming Chatham Marketplace Board meetings.


Current Board – 2018/2019

Kathleen Conroy,
David Misenheimer,
Christine Maurer,
John Jennings,
Rhonda Mathis,
Craig Kolman,
Laura Grace,


Current Board Bios

David Misenheimer, President

Photo_David Misenheimer_2016David Misenheimer has been volunteering his time and energy to Chatham Marketplace since before the store opened.  He served on the Board previously, from 2008-2011.  David has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from NCSU and has worked at the U.S. EPA for over 29 years.  His management, data, and financial experience should serve the Marketplace well.  A native North Carolinian, David has lived in Pittsboro for 32 years where, with his wife, Jan, they’ve raised their 3 sons.  His current passions are cycling, hiking, backpacking, and cooking.


John Jennings, Vice-President

John Jennings manages a group of engineers and has a strong background in technology including construction, electrical, automation, and web technologies. He also has extensive knowledge of business and financial planning – including multi-year plans and budgeting. John has a Project Management Professional (PMP) certification which is used to develop business requirements documentation, specifications, schedules and budgets.

He currently has a small side business – Turkey Creek Gardens, LLC – where he and his wife Lisa grow 70% of their families food and sell their excess to Chatham Marketplace and restaurants around Pittsboro. Growing up, his family had a large farm in southern Ohio that he worked on and learned the value of the effort it takes to bring produce to market.

Rhonda Mathis, Secretary

Rhonda Mathis grew up in Sanford but has been in Pittsboro for several years. Prior to moving here when she would visit, she would often go to Chatham Marketplace and feel jealous that she didn’t have this great co-op market near her. Rhonda joined the Board not just because she loves the Marketplace, but also because she cares deeply about supporting and growing the local economy and also about local agriculture and food. The Marketplace is such an important part of bringing safe, healthy food to this community. Another bonus is that the Marketplace supports local growers and makers by selling their products alongside other trusted providers.

Rhonda brings to the Board her experience with Community Development that she gained from serving on a Community Organization in Charlotte. She served for 5 years in the positions of Secretary, Treasurer, and President. She worked in a fragile/transitional neighborhood, applying for local and national grants and bringing improvement projects and community building events to the neighborhood. Additionally she has experience with financial planning through her job as a Commercial Project Manager.

Kathleen Conroy

Kathleen is a founding owner of Chatham Marketplace, and a returning member of the Board of Directors.  She lives with her husband and two sons, and a fair number of happy Dexter cows on Hill View Farm.  You can catch her at the Chatham Mills Farmers’ Market most Saturdays.


Laura Grace

Laura has been a realtor in the Triangle area for over 20 years.




Craig Kolman

Craig is the store staff representative on the Board.  He is currently the Front End Manager at Chatham Marketplace.




Policy Governance

The Chatham Marketplace Board of Directors uses a framework called Policy Governance to define the role and function of the Board and the General Manager. Policy Governance allows the Board to maintain complete accountability for the Co-op, but, insures that management decisions are left in the hands of the General Manager.

The principles at the core of the Policy Governance system are:

  • Governance is a function of ownership, not management;
  • Boards are the highest authority under owners;
  • Boards operate by consensus and speak with one voice;
  • Boards are accountable to owners for everything within the organization;
  • Boards need to empower those to whom they delegate authority while remaining fully accountable for the use of that authority.

Under the Policy Governance framework, the Board has defined Ends Statements, policies outlining our Governance Process, policies outlining the General Manager’s role, and policies defining the relationship between the Board and the General Manager. All owners are encouraged to read and understand our Ends and Policies

Board documents and materials

Articles of Incorporation

Policy Register

2017 Annual Report

Minutes from previous meetings

January 2019

November 2018

October 2018

September 2018

August 2018

July 2018

June 2018

May 2018

Annual Owner Update (May 1, 2018)

April 2018

March 2018

February 2018

January 2018

December 2017

November 2017

October 2017

September 2017

August 2017

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

(No December meeting.)

November 2016

October 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016

May 2016

April 2016

March 2016

February 2016

January 2016

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June  2015

May 2015 

April 2015

March 2015

February 2015

January 2015

October 22, 2014

September 2, 2014

August 26, 2014

July 28, 2014

June 25, 2014

May 27, 2014

April 29, 2014

April 1, 2014

February 4, 2014

December 2, 2013

October 21, 2013