Create Common Good appoints new board members

BOISE, Idaho (June 27, 2016) — Bernadette Madarieta and Karin Hart have joined the board of directors of Create Common Good, a Boise-based nonprofit social enterprise that uses food to change lives and build healthier communities.

Madarieta, a CPA and finance executive with nearly two decades of experience at such industry-leading firms as Packaging Corporation of America, Boise Inc., Boise Cascade, KPMG, and Arthur Andersen, will also serve as board treasurer. Hart, vice president of McDonald’s global business and retail at J.R. Simplot Co., has worked in foodservice marketing for nearly a quarter century, including stints at other major brands like ConAgra Foods, Ore-Ida Foods, and Tyson.

“Create Common Good directors and staff are thrilled to have the expertise and big hearts of our two newest board members,” CCG CEO Tracy Hitchcock said. “Bernadette and Karin both bring tremendous gifts to the organization — the former in cost accounting and finance and the latter in foodservice marketing and strategy. As our social enterprise continues to grow, the energy and talent of these two amazing people will help us chart a course to long-term health and sustainability.”

In addition to providing job training and placement services to people with barriers to employment, Create Common Good utilizes its large commercial kitchen to offer partners like Parrilla Grill, Jacksons Food Stores, and Steph’s Seriously Good Salsa volume food production products and services. CCG programs transform lives and enrich communities by empowering self-sufficiency and improving health through sustainable business practices that yield wholesome and convenient food.