Planning Committee

The CCMA Planning Committee is comprised of co-op managers and board members, representatives from cooperative associations, development organizations, financial partners and other various allies. By providing input from the wide food co-op movement, the committees’ goal is to ensure that CCMA is a valuable forum for success, innovation and development of the national food co-op movement. The CCMA Planning Committee is charged with guiding the selection of the conference theme and tracks. Committee members provide feedback on speakers, breakout sessions, program, and awards and special events. We are grateful for their commitment.

CCMA 2023 Planning Committee:

  • Alexis Alexander, Peer Collaboration & Technical Support, Neighboring Food Cooperative Association
  • Kirstie Boyette, Fundraising & Funds Manager, Cooperative Development Fund
  • RL Condra, Vice President of Advocacy and Government Programs, National Cooperative Bank
  • Gail Graham, Special Advisor, Mississippi Market
  • Allanah Hines, DEI Director, Weaver Street Market
  • Christina Jennings, Executive Director, Shared Capital Cooperatives
  • Micha Josephy, Executive Director, Cooperative Fund of New England
  • Stacie Larkin, Marketing Manager, Sacramento Natural Foods Co-op
  • Julie O’Dwyer, Board President, Ashland Food Co-op
  • Dave Olson, Senior Director of Retail Support, National Co+op Grocers
  • LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Member, Columinate
  • Patrick Sayler, General Manager, Sioux Falls Food Co+op
  • Melinda Schab, General Manager, Moscow Food Co-op
  • Andrea Stafford, Marketing Manager, The Food Co-op
  • Leslie Watson, Member, Columinate
  • Karen Zimbelman, Sr. Director of Membership and Cooperative Relations, National Co+op Grocers