Who We Are

 

Annie Sullivan-Chin

Annie has been a worker-owner, bookkeeper, and consultant at A Bookkeeping Cooperative since 2013. She began her work with ABC as an intern with the Democracy At Work Network in 2012. Annie developed her accounting expertise in the classroom at Baruch College in NYC as well as on the job at ABC over the last five years. As a certified DAWN Peer Advisor, Annie provides high-quality technical assistance to worker-owned and democratically-managed organizations throughout the country. She is also an experienced facilitator and trainer, with a passion for building capacity in the solidarity economy movement through financial literacy and the empowerment of workers everywhere.

Erin Aliperti

Erin has been a worker-owner, bookkeeper, and consultant at A Bookkeeping Cooperative since 2014. They have experience doing taxes for sole proprietors and specializes in bookkeeping and consulting for freelancers, making the process as accessible and stress free as possible. Erin developed their accounting skills in the classroom as well as on the job with dozens of clients over the years. They are deeply committed to social justice and work to develop inclusive policies and practices at A Bookkeeping Cooperative and beyond. In addition to being a bookkeeper, Erin is an experienced facilitator and trainer at The Center for Anti-Violence Education.

 

Maria Teresa Lopez

Maria Teresa is a bookkeeper and consultant with A Bookkeeping Cooperative. She is an experienced entrepreneur bringing a powerful combination of a lifelong commitment to social justice together with hard financial, managerial, and administrative skills rooted in 40 years of experience.  She studied accounting in her native Honduras and has lived in the New York metropolitan area since 1991. Maria Teresa brings the same spirit of fearlessness, dedication, and precision to all of her work, which has ranged from running her own Spanish language magazine to working as a bank loan officer to consulting with small businesses.  Maria Teresa is also a cooperative trainer in the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives Training Collective.

 

Emma Yorra

Emma joined a A Bookkeeping Cooperative as a bookkeeper and consultant in early 2018. She brings 10 years of experience in cooperative development, management and finance as a tool for building power in low income communities at the Center for Family Life and The Working World.  She has a broad background in financial management in cooperative, non-profit and private business settings.   Emma thrives on opening up new possibilities for her clients through her work as a trainer and consultant. She is passionate about building an economy that works for all and holds a master’s degree in Social Economics and Cooperative Business Management at Mondragon University in Spain.  Emma is also part of the NYC Network of Worker Cooperatives Training Collective. 

 

Lauryl Berger-Chun

Lauryl is a worker-owner & ABC's Admin. Manager.  She brings 8 years of experience in student, food and worker cooperatives and has done trainings, technical assistance, facilitation and cooperative education most recently as a peer advisor through the Democracy At Work Network (DAWN) and The Cooperative Economics Alliance of NYC (CEANYC).

 

Veronica Dougherty

Veronica was born in the Bronx, raised in New Jersey, and has long been interested in what bubbles up at the margins, participating in spaces where people to come together to build and share resources outside of dominant models.  She has worked collaboratively and learned by doing on everything from building loud scary carnival rides, sailing in an junk boat armada down the Mississippi, writing horoscopes, and working as a counselor at a camp for adults with disabilities.  She came to bookkeeping in the same spirit of teamwork and resourcefulness, gaining hands on experience with small businesses and non-profits over 10 years of freelancing.  Before coming to ABC, Veronica spent 4 years as the Financial and Employee Services Director at BIG Reuse, where she was inspired by the mix of employees with different experiences and perspectives drawn to a visionary idea that transformed the way people look at everyday material. Veronica loves supporting people in moving from anxiety to a place of clarity and confidence regarding money, and feels lucky to be joining ABC at an exciting time in its development.  When she’s not puzzle solving peoples’ books, she drums with Batalá New York and dances salsa at every opportunity.