Jade Barker

Jade Barker

Jade Barker

Leadership Development

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Areas of Expertise:

  • Helping Boards create high-performance cultures
  • Designing and delivering leadership trainings and facilitation
  • Leadership development for startups, worker co-ops and collectives
  • Developing trainings and facilitating conversations about race, equity, and inclusion
  • Conflict resolution


  • Winner of the 2014 Howard Bowers Award for Cooperative Board Leadership
  • A leader in River Valley Co-op’s startup phase, and all four capital campaigns
  • Produced “Everyone Welcome: Personal Narratives about Race and Food Co-ops”
  • Created workshops and retreats to help organizations explore the impacts of racism on their co-ops
  • Over 19 years as a trained mediator; performed or supervised over 100 mediations
  • Board Member at River Valley Co-op in Northampton, Massachusetts

During her nine years of board service, Jade has been an outstanding example of how to integrate a commitment to both strategic planning and goal setting, as well as effective team development and process. She has consistently been a strong proponent of diversity, listening effectively and respecting each director’s ideas and opinions.

Roslyn Malkin, Board Member, River Valley Co-op, Northampton, MA

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