CCCD Staff and Interns

CCCD Staff and Interns

E. Kim Coontz, Executive Director

Kim has been working with cooperatives for more than 20 years. She was executive Director of Yolo Mutual Housing Association for four years. For more than 14 years Kim worked for the Center for Cooperatives at the University of California at Davis. Kim's experience includes assisting groups in the start-up of cooperatives, teaching cooperative board governance seminars, providing technical assistance to cooperatives, conducting research, writing and endeavoring to find new ways to grow and strengthen the cooperative business model. She has authored and co-authored more than 10 publications about cooperatives and written numerous articles. These include Cooperative Start-up manuals (Steps to Starting a Marketing Cooperative, and Steps to Starting a Worker Cooperative), and a book on child care cooperatives called Bringing Families Together: A Guide to Parent Cooperatives. In 2011 Cooperative Preschools International presented Kim with their National Award for Demonstrated Leadership. She has also published articles on housing cooperatives. In 2004 she was awarded Author of the Year by the National Association of Housing Cooperatives. Kim earned her Master’s degree in Sociology from the University of California, Davis. 

Jamie Duong, Business Planning & Finance Manager

Jamie began her tenure with CCCD as a volunteer student intern. Following a year of interning, Jamie joined the staff. She specializes in worker and housing cooperatives. Jamie has contributed to developing 7 feasibility studies/business plans, and is our “go to” for patronage accounting and audits. She coordinates CCCD’s business planning and housing internship programs. Jamie has a BS in Economics with minors in Accounting and Classical Civilization from UC Davis.

Frances Andrews, Bookkeeper


Frances joined the CCCD staff with more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience.  She is integral to managing CCCD’s accounts, including supporting grant budgeting, management, and financial compliance. Frances' professsional experiences are broad, including operating her family farm for 10 years, and leading a gardening business that focused on permaculture. She has a BA in History from Duke University.

Rafael Flores Jones, System / Network Administrator and IT Support Specialist


Rafael has provided over fifteen years of services to multiple non-profit, residential and commercial clients, including CCCD for the past twelve years. Most recently he migrated CCCD’s infrastructure to cloud-based platforms to facilitate staff working at home during the Covid-19 Shelter in Place order, and he continues to provide ongoing support for data management, security, analytics, and user account management. Rafael has been instrumental in CCCD’s ongoing efforts to provide workshops as webinars, which have been viewed live by thousands of individuals. He manages behind-the-scenes aspects of deployment, monitors events, and conducts post seminar outreach, including editing recordings for upload to media platforms. Rafael holds degrees in Computer Science, Graphic Communication, and Fine Art, as well as multiple industry certifications.

Vinita Domier, Administrative and Event Planning Associate

Vinita has over ten years in office administrative experience and more than 20 years of experience in planning and organizing social, cultural, educational, and fundraising events. In 2019, US Rep. John Garamendi honored Vinita with a Congressional commendation as Woman of the Year for volunteerism. Vinita has a BS in Electrical Engineering from UCLA.

Pedro Maturana, Cooperative Specialist/Facilitator

Pedro recently joined CCCD’s staff as Cooperative Facilitator for our worker cooperative initiatives. Pedro’s experience includes seven years as a worker member with Arizmendi Bakery and Pizzaria Emeryville where he was involved in member recruitment, orientation, training, and scheduling. For two years he worked with the Arizmendi Association, the entity that provides development support and technical assistance to the member bakeries. In this capacity he developed procedures, systems of accountability, as well as coordination and facilitation support. Pedro has a BS in Philosophy and double minor in professional writing and sociology.

Adrian Asbun, Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist



Megan Krekorian, MHP Marketing & Acquisitions Specialist



Cameron Ottello, Food & Agriculture Cooperative Development Specialist

Cameron has worked in agriculture for seven years, including bi-lingual (Spanish) crop planning, management and training, as well as logistics and sales/distribution along multiple sales channels including farmers markets, direct to consumer CSA's and wholesale to stores and restaurants. He also spent two years in the Rhodope mountains of Bulgaria advising small scale ranchers, farmers and cultural craft artisans on marketing, business, and distribution.

Dominic Nicoletti, Cooperative Communications Associate

Dominic recently joined CCCD as Communications and Outreach Associate. He is currently working on CCCD's Co-op Home Care project, recruiting Caregivers and assisting with Marketing. He will support Outreach and complete a long-term plan to create an Outreach toolkit for Co-op Home Care. He has a BA in History from the University of San Francisco.

Cheryl Sun, Bookkeeper