Board of Directors

Meet the Candidates!  In Person!

  • 11-1  Saturday November 21st at the co-op
  • 1-3    Sunday November 29th at the co-op
  • 4:30-6  Monday November 30th at St Sophia's church

Interested in becoming a Board Member?

The Honest Weight Nominating Committee is soliciting applications to fill up to nine (9) open seats on the Board.  The election will be conducted at the Monday, November 30, 2015 Special Membership Meeting at St. Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, 440 Whitehall Road, Albany. 

We are looking for folks with facilitation, legal, agricultural, retail, non-profit or business experience and the interest and ability to spend 15 to 30 hours per month moving our cooperative process along.  Board Election packets are available below and copies are available at the Service Desk at the Co-op.   If you are interested in running, please contact Karen Roth at

The people below have already submitted applications to be on the HWFC Board of Directors.

Click on a name to read the application.  Please contact member services to obtain the password.

All interested member-owners are encouraged to attend Honest Weight’s board meetings.

The next board meeting is Tuesday, January 5, 2016It will be held in the Community Room of the Honest Weight Food Co-op, 100 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY.  The meeting will begin promptly at 5:45 PM. The agenda will be posted when it becomes available. (Note: this file is password protected.  Please call the co-op with your member number or email to obtain the password.)

Any HWFC member may attend and participate in a board meeting. To add an item to the agenda, please contact someone on the board at least a week in advance of the meeting.

Upcoming Board Meetings

  • Tuesday, January 5, 2016
  • Tuesday, February 2, 2016
  • Tuesday, March 1, 2016
  • Tuesday, April 5, 2016
  • Tuesday, May 3, 2016
  • Tuesday, June 7, 2016
  • Tuesday, July 5, 2016
  • Tuesday, August 2, 2016
  • Tuesday, September 6, 2016
  • Tuesday, October 4, 2016
  • Tuesday, November 1, 2016
  • Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Meetings are usually held the first Tuesday of the month at 5:45pm.  Meetings are held at Honest Weight Food Co-op, 100 Watervliet Avenue, Albany and usually last until about 10 pm. (Please call the service desk at 518-482-2667 to confirm date, time and location.)

Board of Directors
To contact the board by email:

  • Acting President / Vice President: Deborah Dennis, 518-506-7415  Term expires 2017
  • Treasurer: Leif Hartmark, 518-357-0838  Term expires 2018
  • Secretary: John Serio, 518-733-0095  Term expires 2016
  • Rossana Coto-Bates, 914-602-1665  Term expires 2018
  • Ned Depew, 518-732-7415 Term expires 2016
  • Bill Frye, 518-810-7924  Term expires 2016
  • Roman Kuchera, 518-334-0920  Term expires 2017
  • Daniel Morrissey, 518-505-0654  Term expires 2018

Committee Liaisons

  • Finance: Leif Hartmark
  • Membership: Rossana Coto-Batres
  • Nominating: Erin Walsh
  • Personnel: Daniel Morrissey
  • Nutrition and Education: Deborah Dennis
  • Communication: Roman Kuchera 
  • Strategic Planning: Deborah Dennis

Non-committee Liaisons

  • GRC: Bill Frye
  • Honest Weight Community Initiative (Non-Profit): Bill Frye
  • By-Laws Panel: Bill Frye & Ned Depew

Board Administrator:  Vicky Saraceni,