Coho/US Staff

Meet the committed individuals who staff the Cohousing Association of the United States.

Alice Alexander - Executive Director

Durham Central Park Cohousing, Durham, NC

Alice is driven by her belief in the benefits of creating community, from enriching our lives, to reducing our environmental impact, to increasing economic sustainability. This belief is reflected in all that she has done: in volunteer leadership service and professional executive staffing for myriad nonprofit organizations. Alice is a proud co-founder of Durham Central Park Cohousing Community, which self developed a 24-unit building in downtown Durham, NC. Originally from Northern Virginia, with some time in Ohio, Alice moved to Durham in 2001 and immediately felt at home. Alice is a baby boomer with a need to make an impact and can think of no better investment than to serve Coho/US.

Catya

Catya Belfer - Technical Director

Mosaic Commons, Berlin, MA

Our technical director, Catya Belfer, is part of Mosaic Commons about an hour west of Boston in Berlin, MA. Catya works as a project manager and also builds websites for cohousing groups and others. She is passionate about building connections between people, and has been involved in intentional communities since 1994.

http://www.catya.org

Georgi Jenkins - Bookkeeper

Seattle, WA

Georgi Jenkins brings fifteen years of hospitality and three years management experience to Coho/US. Known for her warm smile, Georgi’s passion for helping people shines through as she delivers a “can-do” attitude to the cohousing community. She is a wife to a patient husband and mother to the most amazing son. Georgi is a small business owner; designing, sewing and selling aprons at the local farmers market. She feels blessed to be a part of such an incredible team and excited to help spread the mission of Coho/US.

Jenny

Jenny Godwin - Outreach Associate

Nevada City, CA

Jenny is the media leader for CoHousing Solutions, based in the beautiful Sierra Nevada foothills. She also provides her design and writing skills to communities in formation, aiding them with their recruitment, online media outreach and branding. She came to cohousing through studying urban planning, inspired to see firsthand how collaborative housing can integrate sustainable community development and renewable energy to meet the resource challenges posed by climate change. Though not currently living in community, she considers herself a cohouser-in-training.