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 2019 Planning Committee:

  • Alexis Alexander, Membership Manager, GreenStar Cooperative Market
  • Courtney Berner, Executive Director, UW Center for Cooperatives
  • Erbin Crowell, Executive Director, Neighboring Food Cooperative Association
  • Mark Goehring, Consultant, CDS Consulting Co-op
  • Gail Graham, General Manager, Mississippi Market
  • Dave Gutknecht, Editor, Cooperative Grocer Network
  • Bonnie Hudspeth, Member Programs Manager, Neighboring Food Cooperative Association
  • David Lee, Director, Outpost Natural Foods
  • Shannon McGuire, Board President, Boise Co-op
  • Leslie Mead, Executive Director, Cooperative Development Foundation
  • Ellen Michel, Executive Director, Cooperative Grocer Network
  • Brian Misenheimer, Senior Vice President, National Cooperative Bank
  • Kirsten Moore, Director of Co-op Services, Willy Street Co-op
  • Brenda Pfahnl, Director of Programs, Shared Capital Cooperative
  • Elizabeth Pontefract, VP of Finance and Strategy, PCC Community Markets
  • Stuart Reid, Executive Director, Food Co-op Initiative
  • Karen Rich, Board President, Davis Food Co-op
  • Ladonna Sanders-Redmond, Diversity and Community Engagement Manager, Seward Community Co-op
  • Deb Trocha, Executive Director, UCUR/Indiana Cooperative Development Center
  • Megan Webster, Outreach Specialist, UW Center for Cooperatives
  • Martha Whitman, Consultant, CDS Consulting Co-op
  • Karen Zimbelman, Sr. Director of Membership and Cooperative Relations, National Co+op Grocers