Meet Our Team

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Convening Team

Arcata Economic Development Corporation (AEDC)

AEDC is the Fiscal Agent and is responsible for project coordination, fiscal oversight, and reporting. 

Susan Seaman - Program Director
Tracy Taylor - Finance Director
Pamela Long - Administrative Assistant


California Center for Rural Policy (CCRP)

CCRP is the Regional Convener and is responsible for project leadership; our Region's Collaborative facilitation; research, analysis, technical assistance with plan preparation; and communications.

Amanda Peçanha Hickey - Director of Research & Policy
Dawn Arledge - Executive Director
Sky Kirsch - Senior Research Analyst
Alisha Hammer - Administrative Lead
Leoni Fohr - Communications Associate
Leigh Pierre-OetkerSenior Research Analyst

North Coast Opportunities (NCO)

NCO is the Outreach & Community Engagement partner and is responsible for developing regional outreach and engagement strategies; coordinating with regional Community-Based Organizations (CBOs); ensuring that the voices of "disinvested communities" are represented; and reporting.

Tiffany Gibson - Director of Community Impact
Radhika Misri - Project Manager
Yesenia Herrera - Outreach Coordinator (Mendocino County)
Rachel LaMell - Outreach Coordinator (Humboldt County)
Stephen Dilley - Outreach Coordinator (Lake County)
Zenia Leyva-Chou - Outreach Coordinator (Regional)