Candidate Statements – 2023 At-Large Board Elections

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Voting in the 2023 Board of Directors Election opens September 7th! This year, members are voting for candidates for five at-large director seats.

Voting member classes include: Worker Cooperative, Democratic Workplace, Cooperative Developer, and Federation Partners. More about all member classes available here:

When elections open, voting members will receive an email with their voting code, a link to their ballot and instructions to cast their vote. If you haven't received that email, or if you have any questions, please email membership [at] usworker [dot] coop.

Learn more about the election on our board elections page here.

Thank you to all of our candidates for volunteering their leadership and experience in service of our extraordinary network!

Here is the link to the online ballot:

Important dates

  • September 7 – Voting begins for voting members
  • October 12 – Voting ends for voting members
  • Mid October – Winners announced, begin new board member orientation

Meet Your 2023 Board Candidates

Candidate Statements

Zenayda Bonilla

  • Workplace: Golden Steps Elder Cooperative
  • Member class: Worker Cooperative

David Brooks

  • Workplace: CoLab Cooperative
  • Member class: Worker Cooperative

Mavery Davis

  • Workplace: New Economy Works WV, Seed Commons
  • Member class: Cooperative Developer

amalia deloney

  • Workplace: Colmena Consulting
  • Member class: Worker Cooperative

Hilda Gehrke

  • Workplace: Edgewater Collective
  • Member class: Cooperative Developer Organization

Denise Hernandez

Paulette LaDouceur

Joel Mejia

Ricardo Nuñez

  • Workplace: Sustainable Economies Law Center
  • Member class: Democratic Workplace

Alan Luis Ramirez

Marina Rodriguez

  • Workplace: Catalyst Cooperative Healing
  • Member class: Worker Cooperative


Kyle Schmolze

Melat Seyoum

  • Workplace: NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives (NYC NoWC)
  • Member class: Federation Partner

April Taylor

  • Workplace: Solidarity Research Center
  • Member class: Democratic Workplace

Ellen Vera

Angela Walton

  • Workplace: Treasure City Thrift, Sustainability Solutions Group
  • Member class: Democratic Workplace