Join this panel discussion of people currently working to tell their cooperative’s stories. This 90 minutes webinar will feature 4 cooperators talking about what works for their co-op, lessons learned, and how to create a cooperative advantage.
We will be updating our presenters and bios as we get closer to the date.
Jonah Barrett, Orca Books Cooperative, Olympia, WA
Nora Edge, Capital Homecare Cooperative, Olympia, WA
Rachel Morrow, Blue Scorcher Bakery, Astoria, OR
Annie Hoy, Ashland Food Co-op, Ashland, OR
Nora Edge is a caregiver, member and the General Manager at Capital Homecare Cooperative in Olympia Washington. Before joining the CHC project and working to launch the co-op, Nora spent time exploring different arenas of human services work. In high school, she provided in home-support to her grandfather, and after a 4-year stint studying philosophy at St. John’s College MD, Nora quickly returned to caregiving. She spent time managing group homes for adults with disabilities, spent time on a human rights board which provided oversight to different agency quality care practices and coordinated a STARR Program for kids who had rescinded in the system and were waiting for permanent placement. Nora’s experience in these fields and in her personal caregiving experience lead her to believe that the system needed to be revamped (seriously!). So she came to Capital Homecare Cooperative, where she has found a home working with similarly passionate people trying to provide equitable employment as well as exceptional support to vulnerable people in the community. When Nora is not working for the cooperative, she can be found singing karaoke or playing ukulele, whistling, taking walks, cooking soup, and telling jokes.
Annie Hoy, Cooperative Artist, Ashland Food Co-op, Ashland, OR
Rachel Morrow, Blue Scorcher Bakery and Cafe, Astoria, OR