Karen Rich

Board President, Davis Food Co-op

Karen Rich head shot

Davis Food Co-op Board President Karen Rich has served two years on the DFC Board, assisting on the General Manager Search Task Force that successfully hired current GM, Prasanna Regmi. Under her leadership, the Board successfully rewrote aging Board Policies, and finalized the proposed restatement of the Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws—a document three years in the making. Karen received a Bachelor’s degree from UC Berkeley and a Masters from UC Davis in Agricultural Economics. She began her career as a cooperative specialist at the USDA, and was instrumental in forming Big Trees Organic Farms, an organic almond cooperative. Her board experience includes serving on the California Small Farm Conference Board and on the Oxfam America: California Advisory Board. In her current position as Rural Business and Cooperative Program Director, Rural Development USDA, she is responsible for eleven loan and grant programs that benefit rural businesses, non-profits and local governments throughout rural California.