BSC Cabinet 2018-19

Cabinet is the BSC's executive committee.

The Cabinet meets every Thursday at 7:00 PM in the Central Office Conference Room except when there is a Board meeting.

Cabinet consists of the President (as chair), four Vice Presidents, and two members-at-large as the seven voting members, as well as the Executive Director, Operations Manager, Finance and Accounting Manager, and Cooperative Experience Manager as advisers, and the Board Administrative Assistant also attend. We meet every week (except for Board weeks) to discuss basically anything and everything that falls outside of an individual person's job description but not important enough to need a Board decision, as well as to review items heading to Board.

All members are welcome to come. Email the President, Shilo Pinto-Quintanilla, at president@bsc.coop for questions or comments. Feel free to request an agenda in advance!

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President
Shilo Pinto-Quintanilla
president@bsc.coop

The President is the student leader and official representative of the BSC, and is responsible for ensuring that the decision-making processes of the Board and its Committees function smoothly and for promoting the general welfare of the corporation. The President ensures the flow of information to and acts as a resource for the Board, Staff Management, House Level Management, and Membership, and, as chair of the Cabinet, the President facilitates communication among the other Executives.
VP of Internal Affairs
Luis Molina
vpia@bsc.coop


My name is Luis J. Molina Juarez and I am the Vice President of Internal Affairs of the Berkeley Student Cooperative (BSC). I got involved with the BSC because I am passionate about social justice and providing opportunities to underrepresented communities. I have witnessed the struggles many students face on campus and I strongly believe what the BSC is doing for us goes beyond providing a home.

I am part time student and part time hustler. At UC Berkeley, I study Cognitive Science and Political Economy as an undergraduate student. Otherwise, I like working odd jobs and finding business potential in hidden gems. In my freetime, I like to spend time with my friends and go camping.

Fun Fact: I teach a Pokemon class at UC Berkeley.


The VPIA monitors and facilitates Board direction and oversight of policies and procedures related to all BSC professional, member, and workshift staff, central-level operations, and BSC program delivery. The VPIA is responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the Internal Affairs Committee. The VPIA also chairs the Presidential Review Committee and Personnel Appeals Committee. Additionally, the VPIA is responsible for fulfilling the duties of the BSC President when they are unable to do so. The VPIA must also call elections to fill a vacancy in the Presidency if needed.

VP of Capital and Finance
Nick Johnson
vpcf@bsc.coop


Hi all! My name is Nick, and I am currently your VP of Capital and Finance! I am a fifth year English and Business Administration double major (with most of my interest lying in social entrepreneurship and non-profit management), an education minor, a Sagittarius, and, if prompted, most relate to Honey Bunches of Oats with Almonds. I live with the Wolves on southside and can often be seen working through spreadsheets under the full moon. As VPCF, my hope is to be a fiscal story teller, to create a space of understanding and agency for our members within both a physical and financial setting. I love telling stories, talking with people, and finding new perspectives to old problems. With that being said, I am definitely not a lone wolf; my goal is to write a narrative complete with the stories of all of our community members, ideas, and insights. 


The VPCF monitors financial and capital planning practices of the BSC and provides student input. The VPCF is responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the Capital and Finance Committee, Audit Committee and Investment Management Committee. 
VP of Experience and Training
Emery Martinez
vpet@bsc.coop

The VPET programs BSC education and training for members and unit-level managers, oversees conduct policies, and supports a cooperative living and learning experience for BSC members. The VPET coordinates the Board or Membership designated General Membership Meeting. The VPET oversees the Board-initiated referenda processes .The VPET is responsible for ensuring the effective functioning of the Member Experience and Training Committe
VP of External Affairs
Sarah Gist
vpea@bsc.coop

The VPEA represents the BSC’s interests to external stakeholders. The VPEA meets regularly with student leaders and staff members in determining BSC marketing needs, direction, and relations. The VPEA engages with the press, city officials, university officials, students, student associations, and the greater community. The VPEA attends University, City, and outside agencies meetings and events as necessary. The VPEA shall review and evaluate the BSC's image and perception by external stakeholders. In addition, they shall oversee the recruitment efforts to reach historically marginalized groups and take into consideration the demographics of the BSC.
Non-Executive Cabinet Member
Sheila Fallah
necm1@bsc.coop


Yo! I am Sheila -- one of your NECM’s for the Fall 2018/Spring 2019 school year. I am a fourth-year undergrad at UC Berkeley majoring in American Studies with an emphasis in Ethnic Studies and English. When I’m not doing school, I like to spend my time reading books by writers of color, cooking (and eating!) with loved ones, and riding my bike. I’ve got a lotta love for the BSC, and I hope to use my position to continue and create supportive and empowering spaces and opportunities for the BSC’s target demographic. Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any suggestions or ideas, or if you would just like to chat!


Non-executive Cabinet (NECMs) members act as voting members at Cabinet meetings, coordinate a year-long dinner series, facilitate in the creation of supplemental documents and resources for Board, provide support for other Cabinet members as needed, and act as a resource to BSC members and Directors. NECMs are expected to make fair, judicious, and reasoned decisions in all voting matters. 
Non-executive Cabinet Member
Jeb Boodry
necm2@bsc.coop

Non-executive Cabinet (NECMs) members act as voting members at Cabinet meetings, coordinate a year-long dinner series, facilitate in the creation of supplemental documents and resources for Board, provide support for other Cabinet members as needed, and act as a resource to BSC members and Directors. NECMs are expected to make fair, judicious, and reasoned decisions in all voting matters. 
Board Administrative Assistant
Arjun Gadkari
boardaa@bsc.coop

The Board Administrative Assistant, under the supervision of the President, makes sure that all the BSC members have access to Board, Cabinet and committee minutes and agendas so that the governance decisions of Cabinet, Board and Board committees are recorded accurately and are readily accessible, enabling members to hold Board members and executives accountable to the membership of the BSC.