2021 Board Meeting Dates
All board meetings are held on the last Monday of the month at 6pm in the Ever'man Educational Center at our Garden Street store, unless otherwise noted.
Members are invited to attend and permitted 3 minutes to address the board during Open Forum.
February 22nd, 2021
March 29th, 2021
April 26th, 2021
May 24th, 2021 - Due to Memorial Day
June 28th, 2021 - Spring Membership Meeting
July Retreat scheduled
August 30th, 2021
September 27th, 2021
October 25th, 2021
December 6th, 2021
Meet the Board of Directors
I began my business and co-op career in 1974 as a member of Nature’s Bakery coop in Madison, Wisc. In 1976, along with my wife, Kate, we opened a macrobiotic organic foods restaurant and bakery and operated them until 1990 when we moved to Pensacola. I started a carpet cleaning company here in Pensacola, Pro Clean Restoration and Cleaning, which I continue to own and operate. My wife and I (and our daughter and now son-in-law and grandchildren) have been eating a macrobiotic diet since 1974 and love the fact that we can purchase all the necessary food to maintain that diet at Ever’man. As a board member, my desire is to see the store run as efficiently as possible in order to have the lowest prices, the most pleasant atmosphere and the happiest employees. I also would like to see Ever’man lead the way in educating the community about the benefits of eating organic foods.
I’ve been privileged to serve on the Ever’man Board of Directors for the last three years. In that time, I’ve learned how to best work on a cooperative board and the dedication it takes to align decision making with both our Ends Statement and the seven cooperative principles. I’m proud to be a part of Ever’mans’ vital health and wellness work in the community and to continue in my role as a director. I have been interested in healthy living for over 25 years and I love the fact that Ever’man is a trusted source for those looking to eat wholesome, nutritious food and learn new skills for developing a healthy mind, body and spirit. For the past ten years, I have led the creative team of a local publishing company. This experience has helped me to hone my leadership and organizational skills and has given me a broad understanding of our community as a whole, as well as the opportunity to develop valuable contacts at all levels of local government and industry. My daughter and I shop at Ever’man daily and we love the sense of community offered by our local cooperative and the friendly, knowledgeable staff.
With my 17 years as an Ever’man member and prior 7 years as an Ever’man board member, I am committed to representing the Ever’man membership by promoting member value and a higher quality natural food shopping experience. I have held various positions on the Ever’man Board and understand that a cohesive Board provides the synergy for a quality member experience. The critical difference for Ever’man to stay competitive is to provide more quality organic and all-natural product options at a reasonable cost with customer education and satisfaction as a core value. I was engaged in the planning process for expanding the current store and believe that Ever’man is set to expand further into the community (locally and beyond) as an educational and local product outlet for the environmentally aware consumer. I have an interest in seeing Ever’man utilize creative concepts to promote healthy lifestyles to the underprivileged community as well.
It has been my privilege to serve on the Ever’man Board of Directors for the past six years. I am a native Pensacolian and lifetime member of Ever’man. I love this area and have a commitment to see our community thrive, especially in the areas of health and wellness. My long-time experience as a member, teacher, business owner, retreat presenter and leader in the local health and wellness community gives me a unique insight into the needs of the Ever’man community. I have studied and applied many whole food and wellness principles to create a healthy lifestyle for myself, my family, my many students and business clients. My year of experience in the field of health and wellness is a valuable asset to the Ever’man Board. I am honored and thrilled to continue to serve on the Ever’man board!
It is my honor and privilege to serve on the Board of Directors for Ever’man Natural Foods Co-op. Healthy organic food is a priority for my family as it is for yours. Supporting local suppliers through economic partnerships is a connection I highly value for the community. To maintain the momentum of Ever’man, we must collectively push for more market share of downtown Pensacola. I will use my background in marketing and sales to further educate the community on the value of a local co-op. I hope to bring ideas which will facilitate partnerships with other organizations that hold the same social responsibilities as Ever’man. Together we can streamline the balance of healthy living for all of Pensacola.
As an Ever’man Board member, I am interested in contributing to the long-term health of our community. I admire the co-op’s educational and outreach programs, and participating in realizing its vision is exciting. As a participant of the City of Pensacola’s International Relations Advisory Board, the University of West Florida International Advisory Council, and Board of Directors of the North Hill Preservation Association, I see the opportunity to serve on your Board as a wonderful growth opportunity. And, as executive director of a local nonprofit, I want to put my organizational talents towards a cause I admire, as change starts at the local level.
I became involved with Ever’man Cooperative Grocery and Cafe from an outside professional service role to the co-op. I was privileged to have been selected as the design architect for the Downtown Store renovation and as the designer of the wonderful new Nine Mile location. Through these several years I was able to learn a great deal about how a co-op arrangement works and spent time directly with the board members advising them as they made decisions for a responsibly sustainable and energy efficient set of facilities. It became clear to me through this process that Ever’man is more than a grocery store; it’s a destination for your whole health. That comes in the form of not only the foods but the learning and community outreach that they provide. Having been diagnosed with an acoustic neuroma in 2019, my health and how to take care of myself became critical for me and having a place to get clean, wholesome and vitamin rich unprocessed foods is beyond valuable. I see my role and value as someone that understands the process of making decisions in a board setting and what it takes to work as a team to serve the overall membership so that the mission and core values of Ever’man Cooperative Grocery and Cafe are delivered consistently.
Dr. Sandra Winborne
Dr. Sandra Winborne’s life is filled with excitement to sample opportunity through people, food, places, and experience with all of them. She arrives at this opportunity for consideration to become a member of the Ever’man Board of Directors with many years as a shopper at the co-op. Dr. Winborne was born and raised in New York and holds a doctorate in Adult Education. She loves music and singing makes her very happy. If elected to the Ever’man Board of Directors, she wants to rally for the diverse communities who may need additional attention to include affordability, food choices that increase better health along with decrease illnesses, and vitamin usage.