571 South Avenue
Rochester, Ny 14620
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Board of Directors

Meet the Abundance Board of Directors

The Abundance Board of Directors is what makes Abundance Food Co-op a democratic form of business.

The Board is made up of shareholders who are elected by fellow shareholders to represent their interests.

Term limits, regular meetings, and other conditions outlining how the Board works can be found in the Abundance Food Co-op By-laws.

The vision for the co-op outlining it’s purpose is contained in the Abundance Food Co-op Global Ends Policy.


Tuesday, July 13th, 2021
6:30PM – 8:30PM


The Abundance Food Co-op exists to provide safe, healthful, nutritious food and other products at a reasonable price to the Rochester community.

We strive to operate our business in a manner which supports a sustainable food system, sound ecological practices, responsible corporate practices, and just employment procedures.

We strive to be a community center which provides reliable food, education, and extraordinary customer service benefiting our shareholders, our shoppers, our neighborhood, and the whole community.

Meet the Board of Directors

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Max Gianniny


Term: 2021-2023
Committees: Linkage, Board Dev, Governance

Max is a Rochester native currently working in real estate. He became interested in Abundance because of an interest in both healthy food and cooperative ownership. During his tenure he worked closely with the move to the new store on South ave and with the hiring of our current GM. He believes we have only begun to realize the potential of the new store and looks forward to helping guide the co-op to become a staple of the South wedge and known across the city. If elected, this will be his third term on the board.

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Peter House

Vice President

Term: 2019-2021
Committee: Governance

Peter has lived in Rochester since 1990. He was a member of the former Genesee Co-Op Food Store, and has been on the Abundance Board for most of the past 10 years. He is a special education teacher, and a minister, serving as the Summer Minister at the First Universalist Church. Peter has sung with the Rochester Gay Men’s Chorus since 1990, serving several terms on that organization’s Board of Directors. Peter and his partner Michael, an avid gardener, live in the Upper Monroe neighborhood with their dog Ollie, and their cats Lauren and Mary Beth.

Jon Greenbaum

Term: 2019-2022
Committees: Linkage, Board Dev

Jon Greenbaum lives in the city with his family. This is his second stint on the Abundance board. He first learned about coops as a freshman in college and has been involved ever since. As the produce manager of the Foodstore on Monroe Avenue, Jon got baptized in the business and helped the effort to launch Abundance after the Foodstore collapsed (while working as a management trainee in the produce department of Wegmans). In addition to the Abundance board, Jon also served on the Mayor’s Owner Worker Network, an initiative focused on launching worker coops. Look for Jon on the 2019 Board elections ballot.

Philippa Proudfoot

Philippa Proudfoot

Term: 2019-2022
Committee: Linkage

Philippa Proudfoot has been involved with Abundance Coop since its beginning and shopped at the old Genesee Coop Foodstore in the 1970’s. She served on the Abundance board of directors from around 2009 to 2013, early in the search for a new location. She lives in Rochester and is a clinical social worker in private practice. 

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Cate Concannon


Term: 2021-2023

Cate Concannon is a shareholder who began shopping at Abundance when she moved to the neighborhood in 2017. She joined to Board because she believes in being an active member of the community in which she lives. She was a manager of a Farmers’ Market for six years, which gave her a real appreciation of eating local. She and her husband David enjoy growing some of their own food in their garden. She works as a clinical trial coordinator at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

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Krystian Opalinski

Appointed 2021
Will be included in 2021 Elections

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.

Chris Diaz

Chris Diaz

Appointed 2021
Will be included in 2021 Elections

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.

Benefits of Co-Op Ownership

All are welcome at Abundance. You don’t have to be an owner to shop, but once you’ve discovered the benefits of shopping with us, you might be interested in the benefits of becoming an owner, too.


Find Us:

571 South Avenue
Rochester NY, 14620


Our Hours:

Monday:8AM - 8PM
Tuesday: 8AM - 8PM
Wednesday: 8AM - 8PM
Thursday: 8AM - 8PM
Friday: 8AM - 8PM
Saturday: 8AM - 8PM
Sunday: 8AM - 8PM

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