LeAnna Nieratko

Position title: General Manager/CEO

Website: Erie Food Co-op

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LeAnna Nieratko is the CEO/GM of Erie Food Co-op; a medium-sized community owned grocery store in the rust belt. While her degree and early work experience was in psychology, she spent most of her career in retail leadership roles, learning through a lot of trial-and-error. In her time with the Erie Food Co-op, she has focused on increasing staff wages, as well as community accessibility and connection to the Co-op. She has also served on the NCG DEI committee since 2021, and completed a term on the NCG Board. She is active in her local community as a member of the Athena Circle of Trust and a Board director for Meals on Wheels, Erie. In 2018 she completed Erie Ambassador training, and in 2019 was named as one of Erie’s 40 under 40. In her spare time, LeAnna enjoys spending time with her 3 children, Lilly, Lyle and Rosie. As well as categorizing things onto color coded spreadsheets, and making niche playlists for every mood.