Meet the Board

Marnie Rhen
Board President

Why I joined the co-op: I joined because I wanted to be more involved in bringing the WC Community together, and feel strongly about being able to buy fresh local food more easily. The co-op felt like the perfect match for me when I learned of it.


Favorite recipe: Shrimp & Grits

Favorite Veggie: Asparagus

Sue Patterson

Why I joined the co-op: I joined the co-op because I believe in the value of cooperative ownership as an alternative economic model, the value of access to locally and ethically produced food, and the value of creating something that is not just a store, but is also a community hub for education, shared interests, and social action. 

Favorite recipe: Crab Cakes

Favorite Veggie: Sweet Potato

Regina Pfohl

Why I joined the co-op: I deeply believe in the democratic economic cooperative model and I know a food co-op will be the perfect addition to our already fantastic community!


Favorite recipe: Marrakesh Carrots (find the recipe here!)


Favorite Veggie: Cucumbers. oh, and, carrots.

Cecile Adkins
Board Member

I am a registered dietitian nutritionist by profession, having worked in clinical and community nutrition, and private practice counseling for more than 20 years. I currently am an assistant professor and nutrition curriculum program director at Immaculata University. Originally from the west coast, I have lived in West Chester for more than 15 years and in England for 11 years.

I have been married for more than 28 years. We have two boys who are both at university. I am a people person and have always been an educator. I am passionate about food and nutrition as a means to prevent chronic disease and bring communities together.

Kaitlin Kovell
Board Member

Why I joined the co-op: I joined the co-op because I believe it is an initiative that continues to unite and support the West Chester community! 


Favorite recipe: Aloo Gobi


Favorite Veggie: Eggplant

Renee Ryan
Board Member

Why I joined the co-op: I grew up in West Chester and am now a resident of the West Chester Borough, having purchased my first home last summer. I am in love with and fully entrenched in this community and would be honored to help grow the West Chester Cooperative. I am passionate about sustainability and forging an equitable society through our food choices.


Favorite recipe: those my Grandmother passed down to me, including her spaghetti with a German twist: mixing in oxtail soup to the meat sauce for an extra savory and umami flavor.​


Favorite Veggie: Spinach

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