Kalamazoo Collective Housing is led by a Board of Directors (elected by the membership) that is responsible for planning, fundraising, policy making, and other administrative tasks. The Board is composed of KCH members and community trustees. The majority of the board must be made of up of KCH members.

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Carrie Meyer
Houston Place Member Representative, Board Chairperson

Elizabeth Sell-Kimble
Meristem Member Representative, Board Treasurer

Jay Kim
Fletcher Member Representative, Board Secretary

Andrew Alm
Meristem Member Representative

Lex Fate
Houston Place Member Representative

Michael “George” Pirkola
Fletcher Member Representative

Katie Hillenbrand
Community Trustee

Jakob James
Community Trustee

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Chris Moore, Executive Director

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Chris Moore was a founding member of Kalamazoo Collective Housing in 2006. He graduated from Western Michigan University with degrees in English and Nonprofit Leadership.

A strong supporter of cooperatives and democratic governance, Chris has served on co-op boards of directors locally and nationally, including PFC (formerly People's Food Co-op of Kalamazoo). His interests include healthy food and building thriving communities.