Dr. Ann Hoyt, Board President of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin is Interviewed on Everything Co-op
15 months ago by Vernon_Oakes
Vernon and Dr. Hoyt discuss the influence Women have had within the cooperative movement; organizations and resources available to help cooperative startups, and how women have used cooperatives to solve community problems. Hoyt is an internationally known expert on cooperatives, who began her distinguished career in the 1960s as a member of the Berkley Consumer Food Co-op. Her academic interest in cooperatives took root in graduate school at University of California at Davis, where her Master's Thesis focused on the Consumer Cooperative of Sacramento. Always active in the national food cooperatives, Ann began her 25 year directorship of the annual Consumer Cooperative Management Association (CCMA) in 1988. Her love of teaching led to work in board education and governance, and the launch of an intensive education program for food cooperative managers, the Cooperative Management Institute (CMI). She has trained several thousand cooperative and non-profit directors and managers throughout the country and is the creator of a video-based director training program for cooperatives. Hoyt is the recipient of the 2014 Cooperative Service Award from CCMA and the Howard Bowers Fund. Currently Dr. Hoyt is Board President of Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin.