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 2024 Planning Committee:

  • Brittany Baird, Co-op Resource Manager, National Co+op Grocers
  • Jeff Bessmer, General Manager, Greenstar Co-op
  • Kristy Bowers, Co-op Resource Manager, National Co+op Grocers
  • Kirstie Boyette, Associate Director, Cooperative Development Fund
  • April Harkness, ESG Manager, Hanover Co-op
  • Allanah Hines, DEI Director, Weaver Street Market
  • Heather Lazickas, Market and Brand Development, seven roots group
  • Chris Linder, Loan Officer, Cooperative Fund of New England
  • Faye Mack, Executive Director, Food Co-op Initaitive
  • Roderick McCulloch, Loan Officer, Shared Capital Cooperative
  • LaDonna Sanders Redmond, Member, Columinate
  • Patrick Sayler, General Manager, Sioux Falls Food Co+op
  • Melinda Schab, General Manager, Moscow Food Co-op
  • Suzette Snow-Cobb, Sourcing Coordinator, Neighboring Food Cooperative Association
  • John Tashiro, General Manager, City Market Onion River Co-op
  • Jeanie Wells, Member, Columinate
  • Karen Zimbelman, Director, National Cooperative Business Association CLUSA