Advisory Committee

Since its founding in 1962, the University of Wisconsin Center for Cooperatives has benefited from the guidance of an advisory committee. Comprised of cooperative leaders and cooperative development professionals, the committee members play an important role in UWCC’s strategic direction and provide counsel on education, outreach, and research initiatives. Additionally, committee members provide perspective on developments within their cooperative sector and important linkages to the broader cooperative community.

We are grateful for their support and guidance.

Margaret Bau
Cooperative Development Specialist
USDA Rural Development

Frida Ballard
Worker Organizer
Worker Justice Wisconsin

Matthew Brandrup
President & CEO 
Rural Electric Supply Cooperative

Jim Dell
Chief Executive Officer
Alcivia

Anya Firszt
General Manager
Willy Street Co-op

Jason Geils
Worker-owner
Flora Cooperative

Mark Huth, MD
President & Chief Executive Officer
Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin

Alicia Leinberger
Firekeeper and Founder
Ethos Green Solar Cooperative

Jeff Lyon
General Manager
FarmFirst Dairy Cooperative

William Nelson
Board Chair
Ralph K. Morris Foundation

Ole Olson
Engineer
Isthmus Engineering and Manufacturing

Ray Simpkins
CEO
Outpost Natural Foods

Jesse Singerhouse
General Manager/CEO
Dunn Energy Cooperative

Daniel Smith
President & CEO
Cooperative Network

April Stevens
Executive Director
Cooperative Care

Kimberly Turnmire
Vice President of Organizational Development
CROPP Cooperative/Organic Valley

Monica White
Assistant Professor
Gaylord Nelson Institute for Environmental Studies and Department of Community & Environmental SociologyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison