Board of Directors

Board of Directors members are elected at the annual owner meeting, held between April and June of each year. Terms are staggered, so the number of seats up for election will vary from year to year. Board member terms begin on July 1 of the year the member is elected and run for three consecutive years. In the event that a board member resigns in the middle of their term, the board may appoint a new member.


Phyllis Miller, 2011-2017, Chair

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Phyllis has lived in the Goshen area for most of her life. Born and raised on a farm in Middlebury she learned a true appreciation for the earth and all it provides. As well as the importance of granting nature the respect it deserves. She also learned the incredible power of a strong community. Phyllis is a Registered Nurse and has worked at Elkhart General for 30 years. She was elected to the MCM Board in 2011 and is truly honored to serve owner/members & the Market in this role.

Brian Wiebe, 2010-2018, Vice-Chair

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Brian has worked as an educator for 25 years in early childhood, middle school, high school and higher education as teacher and administrator, serving for 10 years as Executive Director of the Goshen College Music Center. He played a significant role in Elkhart County’s strategic planning process beginning in 2010 that led to the creation of the Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) in 2012, and he became HEA’s first executive director in October 2012. He has a master’s degree in music from Northwestern University and is currently pursuing a master’s in arts in Intercultural Leadership from Goshen College.

Amanda Qualls, 2015-2018, Secretary

Amanda Qualls Winter 2015Amanda Qualls is the Director of Human Resources for Ballotpedia, the encyclopedia of American politics, which offers nonpartisan information on congress, courts, policy issues and more. Amanda earned her Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University-Bloomington, and she holds a Bachelor of Arts in Art History with a minor in Russian and Eastern European studies from the University of Notre Dame. She was first elected to the board in 2015, and she is thankful for the opportunity to serve the Maple City Market and its owners.

Eric Amt, 2015-2019

Copyright by Lindahl PhotographyEric’s roots run deep at the MCM. His mother was an original owner-member, and his wife is a former member of the board. As a business owner, Eric has had extensive board experience. Among those, he was the original chair of the board and founding executive director of the Wellfield Botanic Gardens in Elkhart, Ind. Eric hopes to help the market continue to grow its healthy food and educational offerings. He sees the market as a key factor in a healthy community foodshed.

José Chiquito, 2016-2019

José Chiquito June 2016José is the youngest person to ever join the MCM board. He is a recent graduate of Goshen High School and will be a freshman at Goshen College in the fall. José is a member of the Goshen Latino Advisory Committee, and a regular DJ on the new non-profit, bilingual radio station, Radio Horizonte-La Voz de Goshen. He has been active in the Vibrant Communities Initiatives as well. José brings diversity to the board and market with his bicultural resources.

 Robin Ebright-Zehr, 2007-2009 and 2013-2017

RobinRobin Ebright-Zehr has been a MCM member/owner since 2001 when she first settled in Goshen. She previously served on the MCM Board from 2007-2009 and has returned to complete the term of an out-going Board member. She is interested in the intersection of good food, a healthy local economy and food security. Robin heads the Adult Outpatient Clinical Services at Oaklawn in Goshen. She lives with her husband and 3 boys along the mill race and enjoys reading, knitting, and recreational cooking.

Rebecca Yoder, 2016-2019

Rebecca Yoder June 2016Rebecca brings extensive experience working with non-profits in the community. Her work with the Elkhart County Clubhouse continues to provide employees for MCM through the Transitional Employment Program. Rebecca, a trained Social Worker, has been involved with MDC (Mennonite Disabilities Committee) Goldenrod and Center for Healing and Hope. She looks forward to helping to strengthen the relationship between MCM and the surrounding community through her work on the board.

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