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About CCOF

Board & Committees

To help guide our work and serve the organic community, CCOF has three governing boards, including the CCOF, Inc. Board of Directors, the CCOF Certification Services, LLC Management Committee, and the CCOF Foundation Trustees, plus several committees.

CCOF, Inc. Board of Directors

CCOF’s governing board of directors is elected by certified members for three-year terms. Board members include chapter representatives that are nominated by chapter members. Browse the CCOF Calendar for upcoming board meetings. CCOF, Inc. also has several committees in place to address a variety of topics such as finance, marketing, personnel, and government affairs (advisory). Chapter affiliation is indicated by the two-letter code in parentheses. Learn more about the CCOF Chapter System or about participating in board or committee meetings.

Officers

Phil LaRocca

(NV), Chair, LaRocca Vineyards

Meet Phil

Malcolm Ricci

(KE), Vice Chair, Bolthouse Farms

Thaddeus Barsotti

(YO), Treasurer, Capay Organic and Farm Fresh to You

Ted Vivatson

(HT-ME), Secretary, Eel River Brewing

Meet Ted

Directors

Steven Cardoza

(FT), Cardoza and Cardoza Farms

JoAnn Cherry

(SL), MAHA Estate Wine/Villa Creek Cellars

Chad Crivelli

(BV), Live Oak Dairy

Esteban Macias Padilla

(MX), Grupo U

Justin Miller

(SG), Twin Peaks Orchard

Liz Niles

(SC), Wise Ranch

Lily Nugent

(CC), Coke Farm

Robin Taylor

(PS), Sun Grown Organics

CCOF Certification Services, LLC Management Committee

The LLC Management Committee is the governing body for CCOF Certification Services, LLC. Management Committee members are appointed by the CCOF, Inc. Board of Directors for three-year terms.

Kelly Damewood

Chair, CCOF, Inc.

Charles Fowler

Fowler Ranch

Janning Kennedy

(Retired)

Tom Willey

T&D Willey Farms

Gina Colfer

Wilbur Ellis

CCOF Foundation Board of Trustees

The CCOF Foundation Board of Trustees is the governing body for the CCOF Foundation. Trustees are appointed by the CCOF, Inc. Board of Directors for three-year terms. Learn more about the CCOF Foundation.

Kelly Damewood

Chair, CCOF, Inc.

Phil LaRocca

Vice Chair, LaRocca Vineyards 

Meet Phil

Jess Newman

Trustee, McCain Foods

John McKeon

Trustee, Taylor Farms

Ted Vivatson

Trustee, Eel River Brewing

Meet Ted

Our Leadership

CCOF has an active community and we want to hear from you.