Our Staff

Meet the members of our dedicated staff at the Specialty Coffee Association (SCA) and World Coffee Events (WCE).


Executive Team

  • Yannis Apostolopoulos, Chief Executive Officer
    • Rene Strik, Chief Financial Officer
    • Cindy Ludviksen, Chief Commercial and Community Experience Officer
    • Kim Elena Ionescu, Chief Sustainability and Knowledge Development Officer
    • Cindy Cohn, Chief Exhibitions Officer
    • Peter Giuliano, Chief Research Officer & Executive Director Coffee Science Foundation
    • Leigh Duszynski, Chief People Officer
    • Amy Ball, Community Events Officer
    • Susan Hollins, Education Programs Officer
    • Stephen Morrissey, Marketing and Communications Officer
    • Katy Goulding, Sales Officer

Sustainability and Knowledge Development

  • Kim Elena Ionescu, Chief Sustainability and Knowledge Development Officer
    • Ellie Hudson, PCR Project Director
    • Julie Housh, PCR Project Manager

Learn more about the Price Crisis Response (PCR) Initiative.

Research

  • Peter Giuliano, Chief Research Officer & Executive Director Coffee Science Foundation
    • Heather Ward, Content Strategy Director
      • Leanne Cheng, Content Manager
    • Katie von der Lieth, Research Project Manager

Contact: research@sca.coffee

Exhibitions

  • Cindy Cohn, Chief Exhibitions Officer
    • Carrie Gibson, Events Director
    • Theresa Maguire, Volunteers & Registration Director
      • Desiree Velasquez, Volunteers & Registration Coordinator
    • Shelby Paul, U.S. Show Manager
      • Christine Glover, Exhibitor Services Manager
      • Toni Caron, Events Manager

Commercial and Community Experience

  • Cindy Ludviksen, Chief Commercial and Community Experience Officer
    • Amy Ball, Community Events Officer
    • Susan Hollins, Education Programs Officer
    • Stephen Morrissey, Marketing and Communications Officer
    • Katy Goulding, Sales Officer

Education Programs

  • Susan Hollins, Chief Education Programs Officer
    • Dorit Lessard, Education Director
      • Ben Helt, Content Manager
      • Vini Arruda, Education Manager
      • Sheila Magno, Education Coordinator
    • Alex Morrell, Training Manager
      • Hayley May, Education Coordinator
      • Lucy Myall, Education Administrator
    • Kay Bennett, E-Learning Coordinator
    • Fiona Morl, Education Coordinator
    • Annemarie Tiemes, Field Development Director

Contact: education@sca.coffee

Community Experience

  • Cindy Ludviksen, Chief Commercial and Community Experience Officer
    • Kyonghee Shin, Regional Community Director
      • Charlotte Wang, Community Manager
      • Cera Jung, Korea Branch Manager
        • May Kim, Communications Coordinator
        • Bokyung Kim, Korea Service Administrator
    • Mansi Chokshi, Regional Community Director
    • Jackie Malone, Regional Community Director
      • Kim Staalman, Community Manager
      • Richard Stiller, Community Manager

Contact: membership@sca.coffee

Community Events

  • Amy Ball, Community Events Officer
    • Melissa McGuinness, Competition Events Director
      • Jennifer Gonzalez, Competition Events Manager
      • Carllee Curran, Competition Events Manager
    • Irene Beretta, World Competition Events Director
      • James Draper, World Competition Events Manager
      • Kayla Doughty, World Competition Events Coordinator
    • Stacy Woods, Events Director
      • Kristen Hartman, Events Manager
      • Hannah Davies, Events Manager
        • Laura Hughes, Events Coordinator

Marketing and Communications

  • Stephen Morrissey, Marketing and Communications Officer
    • Vicente Partida, Communications Director
      • Danny Pinnell, Communications Manager
      • Sierra Hatcher, Communications Coordinator
    • Jenn Rugolo, Editor
      • Jordan Sanchez, Designer
    • Tara Smith, Education Marketing
    • Alex Bernson, Event Marketing Director
      • Connor Clarke, Event Marketing Manager
      • Kimberley Bates, Event Marketing Manager
    • Rachel Carter, E-Commerce Manager

Contact: communications@sca.coffee

Sales

  • Katy Goulding, Sales Officer
    • James Shepherd, Sales Director
      • Owen Thom, Education Development Manager
    • Susan Gates, Sales Director
      • Jess Ryan, Education Development Manager
    • Laura Lee, Sales Director
    • Veronica Chou, Sales Manager

Contact: salesteam@sca.coffee

Finance

  • Rene Strik, Chief Financial Officer
    • Irene Dennehy, Financial Controller
      • Cara Brophy, WCE Accounting Manager
    • Jozsef Borza, IT Manager
    • Tracy Savage, Director of Accounting
      • Adra Aragon, Staff Accountant
      • Irma Ramirez, Staff Accountant
        • Brittney Kushi, Accounts Receivable Coordinator
    • David Hewitt, Operations Manager
      • Lewis Young, Data Analyst
    • Denise Alborough, Accounts Mananger
      • Caroline Newman, Accounts Clerk
      • Karen Ross, Accounts Clerk
    • Michelle Hawkins, Support Services Assistant

Contact: finance@sca.coffee


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