Meet the Chicago host committee!
The host committee’s main purpose is to ensure that the conference is highly informed by and engaged with Chicago-based USFWC members and other co-ops. WCC24 will attract attendees from across the country, and we want the conference to reflect the amazing organizing in Chicago, as well as the national movement. These host committee members are part of a broad ecosystem currently working to advocate for co-ops in Chicago. Their role is to advise USFWC staff on local matters and help ensure that the conference honors the work happening in Chicago.
2024 Host Committee members:
Camille Kerr, Upside Down Consulting
Heather Davis, Co-op Ed Center
Maricela Estrada, Centro de Trabajadores Unidos
Martin Unzueta, Chicago Community and Workers’ Rights
Mike Strode, Kola Nut Collaborative
Renee Hatcher, UIC Law & Chicago Community Wealth Building Ecosystem (CCWBE)
Stacey Sutton, UIC Department of Urban Planning and Policy & Chicago Community Wealth Building Ecosystem (CCWBE)
Whittney Smith, Lawndale Christian Development Corporation
Xochitl Espinosa, Co-op Ed Center
USFWC staff members working with the Host Committee:
Tehmina Brohi, Membership Director
Elizabeth Lopez, Operations Manager
Theodora Rodine, Events Coordinator