Durham Central Market began through the efforts of folks in several neighborhoods near downtown Durham who saw a need and were excited about the possibility of creating a grocery/market that focused on locally-produced food. Our goal is to create a neighborhood co-op grocery that reflects Durham's unique culture and community, and that will serve those who live and work in the heart of Durham.
The co-operative principles are guidelines by which co-operatives put their values of of self-help, self-responsibility, democracy, equality, equity and solidarity into practice. Read more about the 7 principles of co-operatives HERE.
This iteration of the DCM By-Laws, the rules by which the co-op is run, was adopted by the DCM Board effective 9/1/09, and last revised Mar.2013
|Susan Callaghan(email) (Bio)|
|Pam Campa(email) (Bio) Chair, Membership & Marketing Committee|
|Chuck Clifton(email) (Bio)|
|Brand Fortner (Bio)|
|Beth Fowler(email) (Bio) President|
|Erin Kauffman(email) (Bio)|
|Drew Peng(email) (Bio) Treasurer and Chair, Finance Development Committee|
|Frank Stasio, Vice-President (Bio)|
|Don Moffitt, Project Manager (Bio)|
Susan Callaghan is a native of Bermuda, and a former stage designer with an MBA from the Harvard Business School. She recently moved to a historic home in downtown Durham from Greenwich, CT, where she was a management consultant specializing in strategic planning. Her clients included Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Foundation and Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang. She is currently publishing a novel and starting a candy company. The mother of an architect, an ESL teacher, a fashion designer and Durham Academy varsity baseball player, Susan serves on the board of the Durham Community Land Trustees and looks forward to the day when she can walk to Durham Central Market. Back
Pam Campa is an artist by avocation and has an Associate of Arts degree in Biological Parks Management. She has been involved in cooperative grocery sales since the mid 80's, first in Gainesville, Florida and then in Durham and Chapel Hill. Her experience encompasses all aspects of cooperative market management and operation as she has held positions in sales, purchasing, membership, and human resources. She was also intimately involved with the physical relocation of a cooperative market. She co-owned and operated a retail business in Florida in the 70's, and she moved to Durham in 1989. She was on the original steering committee for DCM and she currently co-chairs the Marketing and Membership Committee. Back
Chuck Clifton is a financial advisor and the founder of Sycamore Financial Planning, LLC -- a firm that is committed to providing affordable financial advice to all. Chuck has been involved in the Durham community in a number of capacities including advocating for affordable housing, formation and leadership of neighborhood associations, coordination of arts events, and most recently in leading the effort to Save the Lakewood YMCA. These roles have allowed Chuck to cultivate a passion for being deeply engaged in Durham neighborhoods and communities. Chuck grew up on a small farm in Chesapeake, VA where he developed a rich appreciation of where food comes from and what it takes to produce quality, healthy food. Chuck holds two bachelors degrees from Virginia Tech, an MBA from UNC-Chapel Hill, and a masters degree in wealth management from Campbell University. Back
Brand Fortner is a research professor in physics at NCSU, and is considered an expert in accessible scientific visualization and in technical data formats. He previously was chief scientist of the intelligence exploitation group of the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab, and is the founder of two scientific software companies. Dr. Fortner previously held positions at NASA and at the National Center for Supercomputing Applications, and has written two books on color vision and technical data. He holds a PhD in astrophysics from the University of Illinois and funded a chair in astrophysics at that university. He also cosponsors a film festival at that university. He is appointed to the board and is eligible for reappointment at the end of 2012. Back
Beth Fowler has an Masters degree in Information Science. She works for the CHAI Core in the UNC School of Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill as an internet architect/usability specialist designing and testing web-based interventions related to cancer and nutrition research. Beth first moved to Durham in 1982. After living in other parts of the Triangle, she finally saw the light and returned to Durham in 2003. She has served as chair of the DCM IT Committee and Treasurer and is currently serving as Board President. Back
Erin Kauffman has been the Manager of the Durham Farmers’ Market since 2006. Under her management the Market has moved into a new, permanent home and grown into a bustling marketplace where people gather to buy fresh produce and other products and to say hello to their neighbors. Before moving to Durham, she managed an organic vegetable farm in her hometown of Accokeek, Maryland and spent many summers of her youth learning, working, and growing on farms. She holds a degree in Environmental Studies and Geology from Guilford College. Erin is an avid gardener, spends lots of time preserving vegetables and fruits, and loves to make pies. She lives in Northgate Park with her husband, Kelly, and their cats and dogs. Back
Drew Peng grew up in Chapel Hill and has spent the past 12 years working in management consulting, consumer packaged goods, and private equity. He is a frequent shopper at Weaver Street Market, and strongly believes that the co-op model has a place in Durham's burgeoning food scene. Drew joined the DCM Finance & Development committee in 2010 and looks forward to contributing his experiences in finance, investing, and retail to help launch DCM. He enjoys working with startup organizations and aspires to own his own business one day (in addition to being a co-owner in DCM). Drew received his B.S. in engineering from Northwestern University and is a proud graduate of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro public school system. Drew serves as Board Treasurer and as Chair of the Finance and Development Committee. Back
Frank Stasio is the host of The State of Things on North Carolina Public Radio; previously he was the host and anchor for NPR Washington. He’s involved with the Religious Coalition for a Nonviolent Durham and the Durham Friends Prison Re-entry ministry. Frank works with four producers for his radio talk show, where all programming ideas are approved by consensus. “I have found that the surest way to achieve excellence is by listening to the wisdom of others and taking the time to build consensus.”Back
Don Moffitt consults on business development, primarily with local businesses. He has lived in Durham since 1992 and is married to Sidney Cruze. Together they have a four year old daughter. Previously he worked with Whole Foods Market for 18 years, serving as Vice President of Store Development for seven years and Regional President for eight. He’s been on the Eno River Association’s board for 12 years, is the treasurer and chairs the Audit & Finance Committee. In addition to serving on the board of the Association, he serves on the Durham City-County Planning Commission and the board of the NC Conservation Network, and is the assistant coach of his daughter’s soccer team. He earned a professional Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Texas (Austin, 1980) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill, 2008). Back
You can now become a Durham Central Market Owner via the website. We offer individual shares and business shares. Become an owner today by filling out the online owner share form and pay using a secure Paypal connection, and thanks!!
Durham Central Market
P.O. Box 25216
Durham, NC 27702-5216
The Owner Investment Campaign is ongoing, offering our owners the opportunity to invest in the co-op. Details on your options for investing are available here.
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Durham Central Park
Durham Co-Housing Community
Carolina Farm Stewardship Assoc.
Animal Welfare Approved
Center for Environmental Farming Systems
The Rural Advancement Foundation International (located in Pittsboro, NC)
Slow Food Triangle