Sarah Arthurs: Calgary, Alberta, Canada

Making Connections So Cohousing Happens! 

Sarah is a member of Prairie Sky Cohousing Co-operative in Calgary .  The goodness of her experience at PS and the lure of a perfect property right next door has steered her into transforming her enthusiasm for authentic community, into cohousing development. She is excited about developing a replicable model for cohousing in Calgary.  She brings to this strong skills in community development, groups process and communication. Learn more visit Cohousing Connections.

Heli Carlile: Chestnut Hill (Boston area), Massachusetts  

Sparking the national imagination around cohousing

Originally from Finland, Heli lives in Boston and comes to cohousing with a background in experiential design for international projects and a passion for creating community through food, music and cultural events. Her goals are to raise the overall profile of cohousing in North America, help build the market in the northeast, and kickstart new communities in 2019.

Christine Clements: Boston, Massachusetts


Sustainable Cohousing in New England

Christine is an architect with over ten years construction project management experience. She’s an equity member of Bay State Commons Cohousing, a group currently pursuing approval to build an urban community in Malden, MA. Her goal is to help more cohousing communities get built in New England, to connect the existing communities for mutual benefit, and to find the elusive balance between affordability and environmental sustainability.

Lynn Gaffney: Brooklyn, New York


Helping you bring neighborhoods home.


Lynn is a registered architect and her firm focuses on single-family residential, hospitality, service projects with nonprofit organizations.  Lynn’s interest in intentional housing has led her to form Cohousing Opportunities Group, an entity initiating and supporting new cohousing neighborhoods in New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.  See Lynn’s websites here – www.lynngaffney.com and www.cohousing.group.

Cheryl Gladu: Montreal, Quebec, Canada


Scaling up collaborative living in Canada


Cheryl learned of cohousing while developing advanced green buildings in Montreal and has since spent years learning from members of the Canadian cohousing community as part of her doctoral research. Her experience includes collaborative design, project management, coaching, communications and collectives management. Learn more at www.cgladu.com.

Check out one of Cheryl’s talks about cohousing here.

Randa Johnson: Santa Cruz, CA

Randa is the original burning soul for New Brighton Cohousing. She has a background in public policy, and brings skills in facilitation, conflict resolution, and community building, and a knack for shepherding groups through difficult decisions.

Desireé Kameka: Elizabeth, Colorado


Developing a Neurodiverse Cohousing Movement


Project Leader of the Autism Housing Network, a hub of housing information for neurodiverse populations, Desireé is a recognized disability housing expert. Her goal is helping local communities design cohousing inspired by people with autism, Down syndrome, Williams syndrome, and/or other developmental disabilities or cognitive differences.

David Kelley: Houston, Texas

Developing Cohousing in Texas


David has a background in commercial real estate and finance.  His goal is to help bring cohousing to Texas and is currently a part of a group in Houston that is in the process of formation.  www.cohousinghouston.com

Alexandria Levitt: Los Angeles, CA


Creating Senior Cohousing in So Cal


As a gerontologist, Alexandria is focused on creating housing for adults ages 50+ which reinforces the qualities that help us most as we get older – friendship, community and purpose.  She is committed to working with developers and communities to make Senior Cohousing in Southern California a reality, providing new ways for seniors to thrive.


Sean Morris: Burlington, Vermont


Sustainable and innovative housing solutions


Sean is an economist with a background in database management and data science. Before joining the 500 Communities Program, Sean earned a Master’s Degree in Community Development Economics from the University of Vermont. Previously, he was a Policy Analyst for Abt Associates in Cambridge, MA, where he supported numerous federal research initiatives in housing and workforce development.

Eugenie Stockmann: Perth, Western Australia


Facilitating and Promoting Sustainable Community Living


Eugenie is founder of Green Fabric to facilitates and promote projects and opportunities for sustainable community living.  In her role as CEO of Co-operation Housing, a community housing provider she focuses on the co-operative model to achieve affordable community living.  She completed two multi-award-winning residential infill projects. 


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