Get to Know the Nominees
Below are the Shareholders on the ballot to be added to the Abundance Food Co-op Board of Directors. You can vote for one or all of the candidates on the ballot. One ballot per shareholder.
Chris is a Rochester native and South Wedge resident. He has developed an interest in becoming a better consumer in the community and in trying to eat organic and local when possible. He began shopping at the co-op in 2019 and continues to love the atmosphere and community impact of the store. He enjoys engaging with others and being an active voice. He particularly enjoys spending time with his partner, Kelly, and their dog, Banana.
Krystian Opalinski works as an attorney at the Monroe County Public Defender‘s office, and has been shopping at the Co-op since he moved to Rochester in 2014. He joined the board because he believes engaging with the community where one lives is extremely important. He enjoys spending his time outdoors as much as possible whether it’s working in his garden or hiking in the Adirondacks.
Tara is a business advisor with over 20 years of general management and business operations experience. She has a successful track record of building and implementing new innovative programs, services, business expansions, and startups. As a purpose-driven leader, she guides the effective alignment of strategy, people, and performance for progressive organizations. She is a lifelong learner with enthusiasm for health and wellness. Her passion is in the development of person-centered services and supports for targeted stakeholders, associated leadership development, mentoring, and coaching.
Kay has seen the possibility and potential in well-developed co-ops and looks forward to being a part of growing Abundance to its fullest potential. She is passionate about quality and bringing locally sourced quality food to urban markets like Abundance, nurturing the community, its economy, and the people at the heart of it. As a healthcare professional, she will bring a commitment to teamwork, customer service, and leadership to the Board of Directors.