Board and Staff

Meet Our People

The BHC’s Board of Directors is made up of representatives elected by the members of our cooperative houses, and also by members of the community who have an interest in our mission, and expertise to lend it its implementation. As our cooperative system grows, we anticipate that the majority of the Board will be composed of house reps.  However, at present we have four cooperatives so we rely on including interested community members. The BHC Board uses a consensus decision-making process.

The Staff

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Lincoln Miller

Executive Director

Lincoln Miller has lived various co-ops and has been involved with co-op development for 18 years. In that time, he has been a founding member of 3 non-profit cooperative organizations. In 1996 Lincoln created the Boulder Housing Coalition (BHC).

Between 1999 and 2002 Lincoln and Tony Sanny co-founded the Masala Co-op, creating the first permanently affordable rental co-op in Colorado. In 2004, Lincoln officially took on the role Executive Director, and led the acquisition of the Chrysalis Co-op for the BHC.  This created the first permanently affordable cooperative housing system in Colorado. He has served on all three of the NASCO boards, as well as the Board for the Fellowship for Intentional Community.

Mr. Miller has a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Colorado and has completed all of the course work for the Certified Housing Asset Manager Designation (CHAM).

Emily Gerger

Emily Gerger

Director of Operations

Emily Gerger is joining the BHC as the Director of Operations. She currently lives at the Picklebric Coop. She recently finished her Masters in Environmental Governance at the University of Freiburg, Germany and has a Bachelors in City and Regional Planning from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Her background is in environmental planning, waste management, and culinary education. She is excited to be joining the BHC team! 

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Michael Stephens

Development Director

Michael Stephens is the new Development Director for the BHC, adding to their previous roles within the organization of Chrysalis resident and house Board rep. They have over four years of cooperative living experience, hold a Bachelors in Creative Writing and English Literature from the University of Michigan, and have a background in marketing copywriting. They are excited for this opportunity to get even more involved in helping the BHC be the best cooperative organization it can be! 

The Board

Sarah Wells

Sarah Wells

Board Chair

Our Board President. She was also on the Board NASCO Development Services, a national housing group focused on creating more cooperative housing. She worked as the Deputy Director for the Mile High Business Alliance. She co-founded and lives in the Queen City Cooperative in Denver. Currently, she works as a real estate agent specializing in cooperative development and co-buying. Sarah is also advocating for Denver zoning code revisions that allow more unrelated people to live together.

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Michael Stephens

Chrysalis House Representative

Michael Stephens joined the Chrysalis Cooperative community in August of 2020 and was elected as their new BHC Board representative shortly thereafter. Before moving to Boulder, Michael lived in one of the ICC Ann Arbor co-ops for 3 years and served as that house’s House President for 2 of them. Before that, they graduated from the University of Michigan with a degree in Creative Writing and English Literature. Besides writing and cooperative living, their other passions include hiking, board games, and making the world a more colorful place one thrifted outfit at a time.

Kenn Penn

Kenn Penn

Mango Manor Representative

Kenn is an artistic mastermind and he’s always the best dressed.

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Dr. Brian Klocke

Masala Representative

Brian serves on our Inclusion Committee. Dr. Klocke has served as the Executive Director of the Commons Community Center and he has a distinguished background in social justice education and activism. He is currently the Assistant Manager at Alternative Radio and worked seven years as an assistant professor of sociology and media & cultural studies.

Lily Kapiloff

Lily Kapiloff

Ostara Representative

Lily Kapiloff hails from the Western Foothills of rural Maine where she grew up chasing frogs and campaigning for animal rights. After ten years of traveling and picking up bits and pieces of traditional and non-traditional education, she relocated to Boulder to finish her undergraduate degree at Naropa and join the Ostara Cooperative in January 2019. She is passionate about Nonviolent Communication, permaculture, contra dancing, and playing melodramatic 80’s ballads on the piano.

Dr. Jennifer Fluri

At Large Representative

Jennifer is a housing researcher and an Associate Professor of Geography at the University of Colorado. Her research focuses on gender, peace building and conflict mediation in Afghanistan. She is also a lead researcher for the Boulder Affordable Housing Research Initiative (BAHRI),

Eric Budd

Eric Budd

At Large Representative

Eric Budd is an Mango Manor resident, a tireless affordable housing advocate, and he was instrumental in getting co-ops legalized in the City of Boulder.

Claudia Thiem

Claudia Thiem

At Large Representative

Claudia is the Chair of our Development Committee, a parent, a food co-op board member and co-housing resident. Also check out her wonderful column in the Daily Camera. 

Kurt Nordback

At Large Representative

Kurt is our Treasurer, also a tireless advocate for affordable housing and a city of Boulder politics expert.