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Our staff

True Food has an amazing team dedicated to performing roles that are not suitable for our active members. We currently have the following members of staff:

Helga Bogisch-Francis Helga Bogisch-Francis – Shop Manager

Email: organics@truefood.coop

I live locally with my family and discovered True Food in February 2013. I became an active member straight away, helping at the shop for 14 months before I joined the staff team in April 2014.

I studied, trained and worked in areas as diverse as psychology/psychotherapy, magazine editing and bookbinding, but feel at True Food I have arrived home.

In my spare time I play recorders in small groups and orchestras. I also enjoy playing Scrabble, reading detective fiction and cycling.

Julia MooreJulia Moore – Finance Manager

Email: finance@truefood.coop

Julia moved to Reading in 2012 and started work at True Food in April 2014. She has a degree in Maths and trained as a Chartered Accountant in London.

She has 3 children, also works as a self-employed book-keeper and in her spare time is renovating her house and garden.

Rebecca HughesRebecca Hughes – Buyer

Email: buyer@truefood.coop

My name is Rebecca Hughes and I've worked full time as a Buyer at True Food since March 2013.

I started to volunteer at True Food back in 2009 when I was unemployed, volunteering about 9 hours of my time a week both at the shop and markets.

My previous work experience has been working as a secretary in various corporate and local government positions.

I currently volunteer as a secretary for Reading Outdoor Group. I'm very active and enjoy cycling and running, with a plan to run a half marathon at some point.

Helen WarrenHelen Warren – Business Manager

Email: businessmanager@truefood.coop

I've been part of True Food for 9 years, starting as a helper and shopper when on Maternity leave. I've also been a committee member and now a member of the staff team. I live in Caversham with my family and my cats.

Before working at True Food I spent a number of years in social housing, managing people, budgets and a range of services. Most recently I spent a good few years as an Adjudicator of housing disputes.

Steve DismukesSteve Dismukes – Shop Manager

Email: organics@truefood.coop

Steve is relatively new to True Food despite being a Reading native and living only ten minutes' walk away from the shop. He became a Member in early 2015, attended his first AGM a couple of months later and was promptly deemed enthusiastic enough to be voted onto the committee. He is a keen (if amateur) gardener, and has a strong interest in organic food production, permaculture and sustainable living.