Meet The Board
2012 - 2013 Elected Board
Sverre David Roang
David Roang is a business attorney in Madison, Wisconsin. He has a long history at Basics, from bagging dried fruit and helping check out customers on Court Street, to working the produce section Memorial Drive, to staying up all night to help open the Woodman Road store, and ultimately to helping transition Basics to a cooperative. After his father Peter died in 2003, David owned and operated the store, and he has served as the Cooperative's board president from the beginning. David serves on a number of non-profit boards and is delighted to help keep the Basics tradition alive and thriving in Janesville.
Tom is serving his 4th term on the Basics Board. He has managed businesses for most of his professional career in the U.S., Europe and Latin America. He has started, turned around and helped grow operations in many different markets using a strategic business perspective. Tom has also been a customer at natural foods stores in different parts of the U.S. and the world. He enjoys using his experience to help Basics grow and continue to make a positive impact on our community.
Jim Hutchinson has been a Basics supporter since the 1970’s and has served on the Basics Board since 2005. He is a lifetime organic gardener, practices a “heal thyself” approach to wellness and believes the community in which we live is intricately tied to our eating habits and health. As a Basics Board member, Jim enjoys the opportunity to use his experience to strengthen and keep our store a vibrant, nourishing organization for the body and soul. Jim has worked for and served on Boards of nonprofit organizations for over 30 years. He currently provides accounting, management and administrative services for nonprofits.
Clarice was elected to the first Basics Board in 2005 and served 2 terms. After taking some time to focus on the family farm, she ran for Board again in 2011 and was elected to a third term. Clarice and her family own and operate a dairy farm just outside Janesville. Using primarily her garden, grass-fed meats and raw milk, she cooks from scratch to feed many “hired hands” in addition to her own children and family. She loves to experiment in the kitchen, creating homemade dairy products from the farm’s raw milk and conquering recipes that are time consuming and difficult to make. She also enjoys reading and researching anything related to health and nutrition, and using that knowledge to help others.
Dr. Carrie Kaiser
Dr. Kaiser was elected to the Basics Board in June 2012. She has been a Co-op Owner/patron everywhere she has lived since the 1980’s, and an Owner of Basics since she moved to Janesville in 2009. As a naturopathic physician, “Dr. Carrie” has spent many years thinking outside the box, listening to and learning from people on many different journeys in life. She often shares information from the Naturopathic Family Clinic of Janesville at Basics events and has given many free lectures in the Basics Community Room. Dr. Carrie is excited to offer her perspective toward the direction of the Co-op in its mission to continue delivering access to a healthy diet and reliable health information to our community.