Our Team

2018 Board of Directors / Staff


Erin Armstrong

President

Erin Armstrong

President

I am the office manager for Armstrong Chiropractic and also do networking for Sally Tomatoes. I have been on the Board of Directors for the Chamber for several years. Cotati is a great little town with a lot of history, a great downtown, and a wonderful community. We try and do things to make people aware of just how wonderful our town is! I am also a Certified Tourist Ambassador for Sonoma County and have done extensive volunteer work for the Cotati/Rohnert Park schools over many years! I love bringing people into Cotati to see what we're all about! It gives me great pleasure to be on the Board of Directors.

Cherie Chipman

Secretary

Cherie Chipman

Secretary

My career has spanned more than 16 years of banking experience in leadership roles most recently at Exchange Bank. I was a former Premier Banker and currently a Vice President and Branch Manager in Rohnert Park. I have lived in Penngrove for the past 20 years with my husband and two children. I enjoy helping and volunteering in my community and currently sit on the Cotati/Rohnert Park Education Foundation Board as Vice President. I have also spent the last four years as board member with the Cotati Chamber of Commerce, serving in several positions including Vice President and President.

Kevin Ginger

Vice President

Kevin Ginger

Vice President

I have owned Spancky’s Bar in downtown Cotati for the past six years and have been a Cotati resident all of my life. I am also involved with the Rohnert Park Active 20-30 club and run another business manufacturing motorcycle parts. I plan to continue to be an active member of the community in Cotati and would like to help with the Chamber of Commerce in any way I can, including being a member of the Board of Directors.

Shannon Sundberg

Treasurer

Shannon Sundberg

Treasurer

I have enjoyed the health benefits of essential oils for more than 20 years and first became certified as an Aromatherapist in 2002. After a re-certification I made the decision to follow my passion for health and wellness from a holistic approach by opening an office in Cotati and working with the community to encourage well-being and health. I am a new member of the Chamber Board and hope to continue the association next year as well.

Gisele Rue

Director

Gisele Rue

Director

I have been a Cotati Chamber member since 2014. I have owned a hardwood floor company, worked for a major insurance company in San Francisco, and was a Project Resource Coordinator for IBM. I graduated from Dominican University with a BA in Human Resource Management and Minor in Psychology, also a Certificate in Workplace Health and Safety from UC Davis Extension. I am an ambassador of the Petaluma, Rohnert Park, and Sebastopol chambers. I have been involved in the Woman in Business and leadership committees along with being a past Petaluma and Novato leadership graduate. I am a member of Petaluma GAP, a Sonoma County Tourism Ambassador along with being on the Petaluma River Cleanup committee. I started my consulting company in 2009 specializing in HR Labor law, but I provide other services too including Mobile Notary, Legal Shield and ID Shield. My slogan: Personal and Business help on an “As Needed Basis”.

Yvonne Van Dyke

Director

Yvonne Van Dyke

Director

I have been on the Cotati Board of Directors for the past 3 years and would like to be elected to the Board for 2018. I am retired now after being employed for 35+ years in the accounting/finance world. As a resident of Cotati I feel it is important to help our community as much as possible. To that end, I also serve on the Board of Directors of the Cotati Museum and have enjoyed learning about Cotati’s wonderful past as we continue to move into the future.

Suzanne Giudice

Director

Suzanne Giudice

Director

I’m Suzanne Giudice of Sally Tomatoes. I’m part owner with Sally Tomatoes and we started out in Cotati in 2005. I loved being in downtown Cotati with all the other businesses and the sense of community! I’m looking forward to serve on the board and help promote the town of Cotati.

Liz Derammelaere

Office Manager

Liz has lived in Cotati for more than 16 years with her husband and two boys. Liz is very active in the local community volunteering for various school and sports events. Liz is looking forward to working with our membership and help grow our organization.