Central Office

Central Office is located at 2424 Ridge Road in front of Casa Zimbabwe, and is generally open 10am - 5pm on weekdays, 510-848-1936.

Managers

Executive Director

Kim Benson
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Kim is responsible for ensuring the BSC fulfills its mission of providing quality, low-cost cooperative housing to students. She oversees the long-range strategic, annual and program plans of the organization. She provides leadership to the membership, the staff, and the Board of Directors, to ensure the BSC operates efficiently and successfully.

Operations Manager

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

Finance & Accounting Manager

Steve Catano
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Steve oversees all financial records of the BSC. He prepares statements on a regular basis regarding house budgets and decentralization reports, as well as financial reports for Board and government/outside agencies. He also advises CFCom as necessary.

Cooperative Experience Manager

Victor Saldivar
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Victor oversees the Member Resource Department, the Cloyne Facilities Manager, and the Rochdale/Fenwick Apartment Manager. They are responsible for house-level manager trainings, member health and safety, member training and engagement, and communication with the membership and campus community. They oversee the conduct policies and procedures. They advise and support the Conduct Committee and the Education and Training Committee of the Board.

Operations Team (Includes Central Food & Supplies and Central Maintenance)

Housing Supervisor

Betsy Putnam
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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
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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.

Webmaster

Alex Gonzalez
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Alex maintains the BSC website, overseeing the BSC's public image, while conveying important information to and facilitating transactions with prospective and current members, managers, alumni, and other external stakeholders. Alex also supports and maintains BSC web-based applications.

Contract & Purchasing Agent

Charlotte Goldman
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Charlotte 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.

 

 

 

Operations Assistant

Jacki Kingkade
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Jacki's 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.

 

 

 

Accounting Team

Bookkeeping Supervisor

Pat Jang
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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.

Accounts Payable Bookkeeper

Vacant

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

Accounts Receivable Bookkeeper

Michelle Pesce
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Michelle 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.

Bookkeeping & Costing Assistant

Farhana Tabassoom
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Farhana 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           Human Resources

 

 

 

Development Director

Madeleine Loh
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The BSC has a vast network of alumni who loved their experiences in the co-op and want to give back. Madeleine plans and implements programs that engage our alumni in strengthening and supporting the BSC. Her largest project is to raise funds for the seismic retrofit of our buildings.

Human Resources Manager

Twyla Parks
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Twyla 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.  
   

Coop Experience Team (Includes Facilities Managers and Member Resources)

 

 

 

Member Resources Supervisor

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