Betsy Black

Northwest Loan and Outreach Officer

Cooperative Fund of New England

Betsy Black serves as Northwest Loan and Outreach Officer for the Cooperative Fund of New England. For more than 40 years, the Cooperative Fund of New England has loaned funds to food cooperatives as well as cooperatives of all stripes -- agricultural marketing and distribution, child care, worker, housing and other cooperative endeavors. With 25 years of community development finance experience, Betsy underwrites loans for cooperatives in NH and VT. She has a passion for food cooperatives, joining her first one in 1979. She currently serves on the finance committee of the Concord (NH) Food Coop. She is also fascinated by human effectiveness and has a private coaching practice, helping individuals, especially lawyers, find greater satisfaction and success in life and work. She also teaches mindfulness, ChiRunning and happiness.