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Leadership Update

As we navigate this new chapter at our cooperative, we're excited to share some significant updates and changes that are shaping our future. 

Published: Dec. 14, 2023 | Updated: Jan. 3, 2024

Hello, CTC Community!

We're entering a new and promising phase at CTC, marked by fresh leadership, new board members, and an eager spirit to enhance our community.

New Board Members and Leadership

A warm welcome to our newly elected board members! They've wasted no time diving into their roles, conducting their first meeting last month and appointing an executive committee and liaisons for our community committees. 

Current CTC Board of Directors

Voted in at the Special Members Meeting on November 15, 2023

Debasmita Paul


Elected Term 2022-2024

Avinash Singh

Vice Chair

Elected Term 2023-2025

Kelsie Becklin

+ Finance Cmte Liaison

Elected Term 2022-2024

Alexandra Choconta Piraquive


Elected Term 2022-2024

Adam Lach

Board Member

Elected Term 2022-2024

Muhammad Tahir

Board Member

Elected Term 2022-2024

Sofia Nikulin

Board Member

Elected Term 2023-2025

Yorkinoy Shermatova

Board Member 
+ Programs Cmte Liaison

Elected Term 2023-2025

Md Sultan Uz Zaman

Board Member
+ Operations Cmte Liaison

Elected Term 2023-2025

Community Participation in Board Election

A heartfelt thank you to everyone who participated in the Special Board Election, contributing to the success with an impressive voter turnout of 121 member-households, or 29% of eligible households at CTC!

Additionally, thank you to our event volunteers: your dedication to helping with check-ins and hand counting the ballots played a pivotal role in making our event not just successful, but truly meaningful and efficient. We couldn’t have done it without you!

Contact CTC's Board

Attend the Next Board Meeting

Changes in Staff Leadership

We bid farewell to our interim Executive Director, Matthew Bombyk, who stepped down on November 17. A big welcome to our new interim executive director, Jeff Ciesynski, who has been a valuable part of CTC as Facilities Manager for decades. Jeff will be filling in for the role until our board appoints a new executive director.

Staffing Updates

The Board is actively working on hiring a new Executive Director. In the meantime, the current CTC staff is keeping up with all necessary functions of the current open roles.

If unsure who to contact for an inquiry or question, please contact CTC’s front office and we will help connect you with the appropriate staff member.

Current CTC Staff

Jeff Ciesynski

Facilities Manager 
+ Acting Executive Director (Interim)

Lindy Wirth

Communication and Community Outreach 

Claire Scobee

Operations Manager

Holly Fae

Housing Coordinator
+ Acting Office Coordinator (Interim)

Paul Hetland

Lead Maintenance Technician

Arthur Foix

Maintenance Technician

Cesar Chavez

Maintenance Technician

Contact CTC's Office

We understand these changes may bring questions, and we appreciate your patience as we navigate through this transitional period. Your support and understanding mean the world to us.

If you have any questions or need additional information, please feel free to reach out. Here's to a vibrant and exciting new chapter at CTC!

All the best,

CTC Management

Commonwealth Terrace Cooperative (CTC)