Healthy World Café is looking for new Board members.
Guiding Committee of Healthy World Café information
Now is an exciting time to get involved with Healthy World Cafe. Years of visioning and hard work are bringing the café ever closer to being a reality in downtown York.
Healthy World Café’s Guiding Committee is an active board serving both service and management functions to fulfill HWC’s mission and goals listed below. Board members must reside in York County, PA.
What is the time commitment: The Guiding Committee (board) meets twice a month for two hours and members are expected to volunteer as available with events and lunches.
What types of things does the board do:
- Attend GC meetings (currently twice per month but reducing to once per month after opening and sub committee work gears up eventually moving to quarterly meetings)
- Review minutes and serve on a sub committee
- Volunteer in kitchen and for events
- Develop and organize fundraising activities
- Review and approve annual budget and financial reports
- Hire, set salary, and evaluate the Operations Manager
- Serve as advisers to operations*
- Provide specific expertise based on board member experience
- Serve as ambassadors and advocates for Healthy World Café to raise funds awareness and recruit volunteers
*The GC does not oversee the day-to-day operation of the café or hire other employees.
Who should apply: Anyone interested in contributing significant “time, talent and treasure” towards helping Healthy World Café open and operate in downtown York.
What is the size of the board and duration of term: HWC Guiding Committee has no less than 6 and no more than 15 members. The term is three years long and can be extended.
What is the procedure for applying:
- Submit your resume, along with responses to questions below, to Stephanie Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org. Your materials will be shared with entire board for consideration and follow up and a board member will contact you. Please include answers to the following questions:
- Why do you feel you are a good fit for HWC?
- What skill sets and experiences would you bring to HWC?
- Attend a Guiding Committee meeting (by invitation)
Who serves on Healthy World Cafe's board? Get to know our guiding committee.
Audrey has worked in the food and restaurant/ hospitality industry for over 30 years serving specifically in management. Former roles include Operations Manager with Altland House Catering and General Manager of the Lafayette Club in York, PA. She has been employed by Panera Bread as an Assistant Manager for the last 8 years. Audrey enjoys gardening and LOVES cooking!
Sarah Chain works as a marketing and public relations manager with Gavin Advertising in downtown York, where she's also lived since 2011. A graduate of James Madison University and a former journalist with the York Daily Record/Sunday News, she has a background in reporting, writing and social media and serves as Healthy World Cafe's chair. Loves include coffee, yoga, the outdoors, farmers markets and cooking -- plus a passion for watching downtown York regain its footing as a thriving, culture-focused area that attracts businesses and consumers from all paths.
Joshua is a graduate of York College, with a degree in Business Administration and Hospitality Marketing and has many years of experience in various capacities involving food service and hospitality most recently working for a small family restaurant as a server and line chef. He takes pride in cooking from scratch and enjoys learning new techniques from the many talented friends and board members of Healthy World Cafe. His experience with the hospitality industry also includes event promotion and execution. Joshua is currently employed as a client service agent with E. K. McConkey & Co., Inc. assisting small business clients in understanding their insurance needs, and marketing to new prospects as well as servicing a number of surety accounts and providing bond documents for construction companies the company represents.
Stephanie L. Robinson
Stephanie serves as the recording clerk for the Healthy World Café. She has a bachelor’s degree in Social Work and a master’s degree in Deaf Education. She is a sign language interpreter nationally certified through the Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf for over 15 years. She was a teacher at the Delaware and Rochester, NY Schools for the Deaf and before that worked in non-profit housing coordinating volunteers and emergency home repairs in Appalachian regions of VA and West VA for Virginia Mountain Housing, Inc. She loves good local food and gardening and the sense of community that comes together around the table.
Carolyn has over 20 years in marketing and business administration. Starting her career as marketing director for a large chain restaurant, Carolyn was involved in developing, implementing and tracking marketing programs that increased brand exposure and restaurant sales in the Orlando, Fla., area. Using the knowledge gained from her marketing experience, Carolyn opened a successful small business in California for four years. Upon moving back to the East coast, Carolyn worked for Sears Roebuck & Company in Rock Hill, SC and York, PA in the business office. Currently, Carolyn is entering into her ninth year with Berkshire Hathaway as a commercial and residential Real Estate agent, specializing in relocation. She is active with the Realtors Political Action Committee (RPAC) and on the board for several fundraising projects/events. She has been volunteering in the York area for the past 13 years, including York Helping Hands, The Pregnancy Resource Center, GSHPA, Our Daily Bread, and Junior Achievement. Carolyn serves as vice chair and on the fundraising committee, and heads up the community arts and music outreach committee for Healthy World Cafe.
Patrick is a graduate of Ursinus College and Princeton Theological Seminary with concentrations in Psychology and Urban Ministry. He is an ordained Elder in the Susquehanna Conference of the United Methodist Church. His focus has been in ecumenical non-profit leadership, serving nine years as the Executive Director of the York County Council of Churches and is currently the Field Director for Greater Mid-Atlantic Region of Church World Service with the mission to eradicate hunger and promote peace. In 2010, he was one of the recipients of the Bishop’s Award for exemplary Service in Ecumenism. Patrick serves as the Treasurer of the Healthy World Café.
Café Manager, Liza Naylor
After a career as an executive assistant, Liza decided to devote time to raising a family. Wholly committed to being involved in the lives of 4 beautiful children, she took on roles in Girl Scouts, helped in the schools and community, directed children's day camps and had a part-time childcare business. When two of her children had health issues, Liza soon remembered the value of organic real food. In many regions around the world, food is also considered medicine. It wasn’t that hard for Liza to remember recipes from childhood, having grown up in an international household herself where the meal was the highlight of the day. Cooking and “putting up” locally grown produce and meat, which was always a passion, became a necessary and integral part of family life. Soon Liza found herself cooking for local families as well as large groups. By the time the children were growing out of the house, it was clear that Liza's new direction in life would center on unique and delicious cuisine. Liza was referred to Healthy World Café by a friend. She began as a volunteer and now, as Café Manager, is committed to sharing her love of the York community as well as her zest for scrumptious local fare.
Sean Arnold, Honorary Board Member
Sean has over 15 years of professional food preparation and management experience. He received his BS from Elon College and completed Post-Graduate studies at The Culinary Institute of America in New York and is currently completing his Master's in Sustainable Food Systems from Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vermont. He has utilized his knowledge and experience of the food service industry as the Director of Food Services at Towson University; The Director of Dining Services at Oldfields School; the Associate Director of Dining Service at York College, Roaming Executive Chef in the Mid-Atlantic Region for Chartwells – Compass Group and Director of Dining Services at the Sage Dining Services with menu development, fiscal and food preparation responsibilities. He has had direct client and school staff contact and trained and evaluated his associates. Sean believes in local, fresh, and healthy food for all people without judgment and believes this should be accessible for everyone. Sean was elected and agreed to serve as the Chairperson for the Healthy World Cafe.