Who We Are

 

Annie Sullivan-Chin portrait

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 six 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 Portrait

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 over 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 Berger-Chun is ABC’s administrative worker-owner and coordinates the back office operations of the cooperative. She brings 9 years of organizing experience with student, food, and worker cooperatives and is a trained peer advisor who supports solidarity economy groups with research, technical assistance, and facilitation.

 

 

 

 

Veronica Dougherty

Veronica joined ABC as a bookkeeper and consultant in 2018. She has long been interested in what grows in the margins, participating in spaces where people build and share resources outside of dominant models.  She has worked and performed with various art collectives and radical brass bands, and built collaborative installations across Europe and the United States.  She came to bookkeeping with the same spirit of teamwork and resourcefulness, gaining hands-on experience with small businesses, non-profits, and gray economies 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 her coworkers' visionary ideas about discarded material. Veronica loves problem solving financial tangles and supporting people in moving from anxiety to clarity and confidence regarding money.  She feels extremely grateful to be a part of ABC.  When she’s not bookkeeping, she drums with Mambembe´ New York and sings with Ukrainian Village Voices.