Kathleen Casey has served as Board President for the start-up co-op Ambler Food Co-op in Ambler, Pennsylvania, and has been part of its leadership since its inception. The Co-op, now partnered with Weavers Way Co-op, has just acquired an 11,000 square foot site for the store and plans to open by September 2017. She has 20 years professional experience running and assisting organizing programs, as well as media and political campaigns, for community and labor groups. She served on numerous bargaining committees and was a lead organizer for member-run statewide organizing campaigns in California for both the University of California and California State University systems. She has a PhD in Communication and Science Studies from the University of California, San Diego.