Central Office

Our Central Office is located at 2424 Ridge Road, Berkeley, California in front of Casa Zimbabwe. We are generally open 10am to 5pm on weekdays and can be reached (510) 848-1936.

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Executive Director


The Executive Director is responsible for ensuring the BSC fulfills its mission of providing quality, low-cost cooperative housing to students. They oversee the long-range strategic, annual and program plans of the organization. They provide leadership to the membership, the staff, and the Board of Directors, to ensure the BSC operates efficiently and successfully.

Operations Manager  Dave Chelsea-Seifert

Operations Manager/Acting Executive Director

Dave Chelsea-Seifert

Dave oversees Housing, Central Food & Supplies, IT Operations, and Central Maintenance. He is responsible for the application of administrative policy, con tractual provisions, and local, state, and federal housing requirements. He monitors member eligibility, and contract enforcement. He supports and advises the Administrative Committee and the Internal Affairs Committee of the Board.

Finance & Accounting Manager -- Juhandryn Dessames

Finance & Accounting Manager

Juhandryn Dessames

As Finance & Accounting Manager, Juhandrun oversees all financial records of the BSC. She prepares statements on a regular basis regarding house budgets and decentralization reports, as well as financial reports for Board and government/outside agencies. She also advises CFCom as necessary.

Cooperative Experience Manager -- Steve Ross

Cooperative Experience Manager

Steve Ross

Steve Ross, Cooperative Experience Manager, oversees the Member Resource Department, the Cloyne Facilities Manager, and the Rochdale/Fenwick Apartment Manager. He is responsible for house-level manager trainings, member health and safety, member training and engagement, and communication with the membership and campus community. Steve oversees the conduct policies and procedures. He advises supports the Conduct Committee, and the Education & Training Committee of the Board.

Operations Team
Housing Supervisor  Betsy Putnam

Housing Supervisor

Betsy Putnam

Betsy oversees the assignment, transfer, and cancellation process for all applicants and members. She supervises the Assistant Housing Supervisor, Recruitment Coordinator and receptionists of the phone and front counter at the Central Office.

Assistant Housing Supervisor  Kyle Eggleston

Assistant Housing Supervisor

Kyle Eggleston

Kyle assists with housing applications, information on housing, and contract offers. Kyle and the student staff in the Housing department can answer any and all housing questions and problems.

Sean Camden, Webmaster of bsc.coop


Sean Camden

Sean wrangles the BSC websites and web-apps, updates the software, posts the posts, and personally reads every email sent to him. Sean enjoys the title, but catch him in an unguarded moment and he might admit to having not quite mastered the Web (yet).

Contract & Purchasing Agent -- Vee Nedeltchev

Contract & Purchasing Agent

Vee Nedeltchev

The Contract & Purchasing Agent is responsible for conducting the competitive bidding process, vendor selection aggregating of requisition requests and placing orders for all goods purchased at the central level. Approved centrally procured goods may include food items, maintenance supplies, office supplies and furniture.

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Operations Supervisor


The Operations Supervisor duties include training, supporting, and overseeing Workshift Managers at each unit, coordinating the Central Level Workshift Pool, and working with CFS, CM, and house-level managers to coordinate inspections and items that need to be corrected. The OA also coordinates the the BSC's pest control and habitability efforts.

Pavin Johnson -- Maintenance Liaison

Pavin Johnson

Maintenance Liaison

The Maintenance Liaison is responsible for assisting unit-level managers in meeting BSC and City safety and maintenance guidelines. They are responsible for training Maintenance Managers, providing ongoing support, and facilitating communication with the central-level. The Maintenance Liaison will recommend and approve Home Improvement and House Approved Projects, regularly coordinate the collection of Room Condition Reports and Preventative Maintenance inspections, and oversee the coordination of moving crews related to haul away projects and projects needed for capital improvement and seismic work at individual units.

Central Food & Supplies
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CFS Supervisor

Miguel Duarte

The CFS Supervisor coordinates all activities of the Central Food & Supplies Warehouse, including purchasing, warehousing, delivery, special orders, catering, and development of new programs and planning. The CFS Supervisor also oversees kitchen manager training and health department inspections of house kitchens in addition to supervising all CK professional staff, clerical staff, warehouse, and delivery crews.

A picture of Anton Ennik, the Assistant Central Food Service Supervisor.

Assistant CFS Supervisor

Anton Ennik

The Assistant Warehouse Supervisor assists the Warehouse Supervisor in managing the Warehouse at Central Food & Supplies (formerly CK). This department supplies houses with food, staples, and furniture, and is responsible for training Kitchen and/or Food Managers in sanitation, food ordering, and food preparation. CFS also supervises the BSC’s recycling and composting programs.

Central Maintenance

Members elected by their co-ops serve as Maintenance Managers at their individual co-ops to perform routine inspections and minor maintenance.  BSC Central Maintenance professional crew handle complex work and also train house level managers and oversee major projects done by outside contractors.  CM can be contacted at 510.549.5965

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Maintenance Supervisor


The Maintenance Supervisor manages BSC building maintenance, repair, and improvement programs. They train and assist house level maintenance managers and oversee house level habitability. They supervise the Senior Maintenance Technicians.

An image of Jose Lopez, one of the senior maintenance Technicians

Jose Lopez

Senior Maintenance Technician

Senior Maintenance Technicians perform journey-level maintenance, repairs, and capital improvement projects; train and assist house level maintenance managers; and supervise sub-contractors and the summer crew/laborers.

Marty Spindler  Senior Maintenance Technician

Marty Spindler

Senior Maintenance Technician

Senior Maintenance Technician members perform journey-level maintenance, repairs, and capital improvement projects; train and assist house level maintenance managers; and supervise sub-contractors and the summer crew/laborers.

Brandon Buckingham -- Senior Maintenance Technician

Brandon Buckingham

Senior Maintenance Technician

Senior Maintenance Technicians perform journey-level maintenance, repairs, and capital improvement projects; train and assist house level maintenance managers; and supervise sub-contractors and the summer crew/laborers.

Elisandro Garcia  Maintenance Technician

Elisandro Garcia

Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technicians assist with repairs, and capital improvement projects as well as training and assisting house level maintenance managers.

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Maintenance Technician

Maintenance Technicians assist with repairs, and capital improvement projects as well as training and assisting house level maintenance managers.

Accounting Team
Accounting Supervisor  Pat Jang

Accounting Supervisor

Pat Jang

Pat supervises the entire bookkeeping operation: accounts receivable, accounts payable, member rents and compensation, collections, payment arrangements, and payroll. She also assists with HR and office administration duties.

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Accounts Receivable Specialist

Dorothy Williams

Dorothy processes all charges, credit, compensation, etc. for current members. She collects payments and makes payment arrangements for current members, and handles collections from former members.

Katie Alducin, Accounts Payable Specialist

Accounts Payable Specialist

Katie Alducin

Processes all bills from the Central level and houses for payment.

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Accounting Assistant

Jesse Sommers

The Accounting Assistant is responsible for performing cost distributions as part of the invoice payment process. She also responds to staff and house-level managers’ inquiries regarding posted expenses.

Development Team
Development Director  Brenda Cook

Development Director

Brenda Cook

Brenda Cook has degrees in Philosophy (BA) and Community Development (MS), both from the University of Maine.  She is a dual Canadian and US citizen, growing up on the US/Canadian border. She spent a year abroad at the University of Copenhagen and then returned to teach ESL in the night school system. Working in higher education, healthcare and nonprofit development for over twenty years, Brenda has a broad array of interests from science and engineering to the arts and humanities. She has worked at Stanford Medicine, Dominican University of CA, CSU Monterey Bay, and Call of the Sea.  She has long been an advocate for affordable housing and student leadership development.  As a singer, she has sung in choruses on both coasts and now sings in the Marin Harmony Chorus. This past year she wrote and published, The Entrepreneur's Family, Seeking Recovery, Balance and Growth. 

Human Resources
Chris Kelley, Human Resources Manager

Human Resources Manager

Chris Kelley

The HR Manager is responsible for providing support to the Executive Director in the execution of all Human Resources functions for the BSC.  These duties will include employee recruitment, assisting with the hiring process, overseeing employee orientation and on-boarding, researching and making recommendations regarding benefits plans/programs, administering benefits and compensation programs and policies, assisting with the resolution of employee relations issues, and advising staff members, supervisors, and managers in regards to human resources policies and laws.

Executive Administration
Zoe Wan, Board & Executive Assistant

Board & Executive Assistant

Zoe Wan

Zoe works closely with the BSC President and Executive Director to ensure that the BSC’s governance processes run smoothly. She supports the implementation of the Board governance and sustainability directives and provides administrative support to develop and improve infrastructure, systems, and build the capacity of executives and management in accomplishing the strategic objectives of the BSC.

Cooperative Experience Team
Member Resources Coordinator  Emily Gerger (she/her)

Member Resources Coordinator

Emily Gerger (she/her)

The Member Resources Coordinator supervises the Member Resources department, which coordinates training and education, conflict resolution, and member advocacy. She also sponsors informational and social events such as New Member Orientation and NASCO.

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Conduct Hearing Coordinator


The Conduct Hearing Coordinator serves as the administrative hearing officer in BSC conduct cases. She provides advice and support to the BSC Conduct Committee, and develops educational materials related to common conduct issues. She also provides training and support to unit-level managers in enforcing conduct issues, conflict resolution, and restorative justice practices.

Cloyne Court Facilities Manager Zandra Sante

Cloyne Court Facilities Manager

Zandra Sante

The Facilities Manager at Cloyne Court is responsible for the successful and efficient day-to-day operations of the 140 member Cloyne Court co-op. The FM check residents in and out; responds to residents’ requests and complaints; maintains financial records; ensures that maintenance and habitability standards are maintained; enforces contract provisions; works with the house council at Cloyne, and also works closely with the BSC Central Level administration to ensure compliance with BSC policies. The Facilities Manager oversees part-time resident-assistant managers. The Facilities Manager resides in a private room at Cloyne Court and carries a cell-phone and is on-call for emergencies

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Rochdale & Fenwick Facilities Manager

Araceli Beltran

The Rochdale & Fenwick Facilities Manager is ultimately responsible for the efficient and responsive management of both facilities. The RV/FEN FM is responsible for enforcing BSC and apartment rules, contracts, and policies; keeping the apartments in good repair; maintaining the apartments' fiscal health; ensuring the apartments' security; supervising all apartment employees; and acting as a liaison between the apartments and C.O.

David Boyd, Rochdale/Fenwick Maintenance Technician

David Boyd

Rochdale/Fenwick Maintenance Technician

The Rochdale/Fenwick Maintenance Technician performs basic maintenance, repair and improvement work at the Rochdale & Fenwick apartment complexes near UC Berkeley and assists in training apartment student crew members in repair and maintenance techniques.