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Board of Directors

Cheryl Hughes, Chair, is owner of The Whole Wheatery in Lancaster, CA and has been with the store since 1983. Cheryl has been in the industry for 35 years and has been on NPA Regional and National, Original Citizens for Health, FMI Shared Group, and the OTI Retail Boards.

John Pittari, Vice Chair, is the Owner of New Morning Market in Woodbury, CT. John serves on the Board of the Connecticut Farmstead Dairy Alliance, the Advisory Board for BuyCTGrown.com, and has been a local Audubon Board Member for seven years.

Kimberly Hallinan, Treasurer, was with New Leaf Community Markets in CA and has been working with INFRA since New Leaf helped found INFRA in 2004. Prior to her work with New Leaf, Kimberly worked at a worker-owned nutbutter manufacturer in a variety of capacities.

Aaron Gottschalk, Secretary, has been with Wildberries Marketplace in Arcata, CA since 1995, and was their Store Manager for 13 years, and has been their General Manager since 2011. Aaron has been working with INFRA since Wildberries joined in 2006. Prior to his work with Wildberries, Aaron had six years in the industry working at Quincy Natural Foods in Quincy, CA.

Terry Brett, Director, is the Owner of Kimberton Whole Foods in Kimberton, Downingtown, Douglassville, Ottsville, and Malvern, PA. Kimberton joined INFRA in 2005.

Aaron Gottlieb, Director, is the Owner of Native Sun Natural Foods Markets in Jacksonville and Jacksonville Beach, FL. Native Sun was founded in 1996 and joined INFRA in 2014.

Michael Kanter, Director, is the President of Cambridge Naturals in Cambridge, MA. Michael has been in the organic and natural food industry for 42 years and has served on many boards in his community. Cambridge Naturals joined INFRA in 2013.  

Donna Layburn, Director, is the Owner of Alameda Natural Grocery in Alameda, CA. Alameda has been an INFRA Member since 2010.

Paku Misra, Director, is the General Manager at Sunflower Natural Foods Market in Woodstock and Rhinebeck, NY. Sunflower has been an INFRA Member since 2012.

Adam Stark, Director, is the Chief Miscellaneous Officer and Co-Owner of Debra's Natural Gourmet in Concord, MA. Debra's Natural Gourmet is one of INFRA's oldest members, joining in 2005.

Mylese Tucker, Director, is the Owner of Nature's Cupboard in Michigan City and Chersterton, IN. Nature's Cupboard joined INFRA in 2006.