Coho/US Board Emeriti

MapMeet some of the committed, generous individuals who have served on the Coho/US Board. We are actively seeking new Board members to assist us in our mission. If you feel called to participate as a Board member, please contact president [at] cohous [dot] org. Thank you for your interest.

Pam

Pam Gilchrist

Pam is a member of the Sand River Cohousing community in Santa Fe, NM where she has served as the liaison between the developers and the initial residents. Having lived in a variety of intentional communities, she is enthused about co-housing concepts and the synergistic blend of private and community life. She sees co-housing as a way to live more sustainably on our beleaguered Earth; she aspires to do what she can to spread the word.

Bill Hartzell

Bill Hartzell

The Hundredfold Farm Community, Gettysburg, PA

Having met his future wife at a cooperative house at the University of Michigan, it just seemed right that about the time Bill & Sandy started a family, they discovered cohousing in 1990. Bill sometimes jokingly refers to himself as a “serial communitarian” having been involved with three different cohousing communities at different stages of development. Since 1997 Bill has been intimately involved with the creation of the first cohousing community in Pennsylvania – The Hundredfold Farm Community. With 20 plus years of cohousing experience his passion for and belief in the importance of community has only deepened. As a board member Bill is enthusiastically looking forward to working with others who share that passion or are looking to discover it for themselves.

Richard Kohlhaas

Richard Kohlhaas

Casa Verde Commons, Colorado Springs, CO

Richard is a founding member of Casa Verde Commons beginning in 1999. He has a PhD in electrical engineering and is a retired US Air Force officer and business owner. At Casa Verde, he served on the HOA board for six years and is currently business manager. He is also on the finance, maintenance, and landscape maintenance teams, and serves as security manager and workshop manager.

Laura Fitch

Laura Fitch

Pioneer Valley Cohousing, Amherst, MA

Laura Fitch is a principal with Kraus-Fitch Architects, Inc. in Amherst, Massachusetts and a 16-year resident of Pioneer Valley Cohousing. Kraus-Fitch Architects specializes in energy-efficient building design for homes, commercial properties, and smart growth communities. They have worked on programming, schematic design, and/or full services on over two-dozen cohousing communities across North America.