Ballots have been counted, tallies have been checked, and the inaugural 2019–2020 SCA USA National Chapter Committee has officially been elected. Twenty-three representatives from across the country will represent the U.S.-based members of the SCA who constitute roughly 40% of the association’s membership.
Marcus Boni was selected as National Coordinator; he will act as an ambassador for the SCA and coordinate with other chapter members on a regular basis.
Six Regional Coordinators will be responsible for engaging and connecting coffee communities within their region:
- NW Regional Coordinator, Ashley Blanchard
Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, Wyoming
- SW Regional Coordinator, Savannah Phillips
Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah
- NC Regional Coordinator, Jon Ferguson
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin
- SC Regional Coordinator, Beth Beall
Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Texas
- NE Regional Coordinator, Jeanine Niyonzima-Aroian
Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Massachusetts, Maryland, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania. Rhode Island, Vermont, West Virginia
- SE Regional Coordinator, Diana Mnatsakanyan-Sapp
Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, Washington, D.C.
An additional 16 Community Coordinators will represent coffee communities across the U.S. They are not regionally bound, and can represent special interest groups:
- Alex Medina
- Andrew McCaslin
- Ben Helfen
- Dana Andrews
- Emily Barber
- Emily Smith
- Hana Kaneshige
- Jill Killen
- Kelly Hill
- Khanh Trang
- Laura Clark
- Madeleine Longoria Garcia
- Maya Nguyen
- Rocky Rhodes
- Rowan Kapanui
- Tyler Duncan
Nathaneal May, as acting Competitions Coordinator, has been appointed to the role of Competitions Committee Chair, so as not to disrupt the current transition in the committee.
If you would like to meet your new SCA representatives, a USA Chapter Meet and Greet will be held at the Specialty Coffee Expo on Friday, April 12, 3:30–5:00 p.m. in room 251 of the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.