Melissa has worked in cooperatives and collectives nearly all her working life. She uses her experience to support the development of worker cooperatives in many ways.
Melissa is Executive Director of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives, a developer/member of the Arizmendi Development and Support Cooperative, and a contractor providing financial services to Bay Area worker cooperatives. Melissa leads the organization of the bi-annual conference of the US Federation of Worker Cooperatives and presents at conferences throughout the country on various issues related to worker cooperatives and cooperative finance.
(via the Western Worker Co-op Conference website.)