Our Team

2019 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.

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.

Cherie Chipman

Treasurer

Cherie Chipman

Treasurer

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.

Dustin DeMatteo

Director

Dustin DeMatteo

Director

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.

Amber Heidtke

Director

Amber Heidtke

Director

Amber Heidtke has made Cotati home since 1998. She joined the Cotati Chamber of Commerce Board in 2019. As the Executive Director of the Boys & Girls Club of Greater Santa Rosa, Amber brings vision and leadership to an organization with over 70 years of impact on youth in our community, and over 17 years’ experience in development with non-profit organizations in Sonoma County. Amber has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management, is a member of the Sonoma County Alliance, a board member of the Leadership Alumni Association, board president of HEART (Homeless Alternatives Resource Team), a member of Impact 100 Redwood Circle, and is also a graduate of Leadership Santa Rosa’s Class of XXXIII.

Eric Meuse

Director

Eric Meuse

Director

Eric Meuse joined the Cotati Chamber of Commerce Board in 2019. Eric joined Oliver’s Market in Cotati in 1989. He quickly went from staff positions to a management role as Assistant Store Director in 1993 and Cotati Store Director in 2000. He opened the Stony Point store in 2007 and served as Store Director there until he was named General Manager of Operations in 2016.

Celia Furber

Director

Celia Furber is the waste zero manager for Recology Sonoma Marin, overseeing a team of eight - including a public education manager and seven waste zero specialists. The waste zero department is the education and outreach arm of the company, and is responsible for meeting and exceeding waste diversion goals set by the state and each unique jurisdictional contract. Celia has built her career around her ability to design, strategize, and implement large scale sustainability programs. She has worked for Recology since 2013, and loves that her role allows her to make a broad positive environmental impact every day. Prior to her time with Recology, she successfully implemented plastic bag and polystyrene ordinances for the City of San Jose as well as the City of Menlo Park. Celia and her husband moved to Cotati in November of 2018, and she is thrilled to be an active member of the community - starting with a position on the Chamber's Board of Directors as of February 2019.

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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.