Cohere leadership for our future

In the last six years, we have learned and grown a lot. And we have so much more work to do in service to our vision of bringing the lifechanging power of community to the world.

As we turn the corner on 2024, Cohere’s new leadership structure ensures we are prepared for what’s next. By recognizing and elevating existing talent, we are ideally positioned to embrace growth and continue serving as a valued partner with clients and communities across all states.

People own what they help create

People own what they help create. That holds true not only for our communities, but for our company, as well. As such, our organizational structure will provide opportunities for our internal leaders to shape our future.

Right people & roles for success

Intentional adjustments to Executive Leadership Team (ELT)

C-suite makes minor adjustments

Todd Hornback serves as CEO, shepherding our company story and vision inclusive of our business development and retention strategy. Chadwick W. Reed remains COO, leading our company and community operations, legal and risk management, systems, and governance. Jennifer A. Barefoot is now Chief Experience Officer (CXO), leading people & culture operations, client engagement, and brand marketing communications. Suzanne Walden-Wells’ planned transition will take her out of day-to-day operations by year end. Read More.

Vice Presidents stay the course

Tabatha Long remains at the helm of our People Operations, inclusive of employee relations and development as well as organization structure and systems. Similarly, Andrew Long stays focused on finance, accounting, and budget and planning.

Regional leadership collaborative expansion

Damon Williams transitions from his Regional Vice President role to serve full-time as General Manager to Cohere’s Verrado community. A nationally recognized leader in large-scale masterplan oversight, Damon is committed to the vision and plan for this legacy community celebrating 20 years.

Christy Chesser continues her leadership of Cohere’s Central Region. Her deep experience and connections in community management and specifically in team leadership development and community management transitions, helped shape the model for our regional structure.

Trish Robinson steps into leading Cohere’s Western Region. She brings her experience from Eastmark coupled with 20 years of community impact work focused on building teams, strategic planning, community partnerships, and board governance.

Bridging gaps with formation of Senior Leadership Team (SLT)

A newly formed SLT ramps up to strengthen cohesion between Cohere’s brand promise and service delivery. This powerhouse team – comprised of our Executive Directors and Directors across our professional disciplines of communications, engagement, and operations, plus key corporate staff in client engagement and people operations – will ensure excellence and consistent client experiences across all Cohere communities by bridging values and communication gaps and by holding staff accountable to our professional and unique approach.

SLT Members: Lisa Bradley, Gus Brown, Paul Cardenas, Teffani Davis, Matthew Dozier, Marlo Dykeman, Kathryn Ellingson, Elizabeth Enriquez, Nicole Harris, Karen Janczak, Douglas Lightfoot, Jennifer McSweeney, Rhiannon Miett, Shana Nelson, Anthony Petterson, Scott Rowan, Matt Schuster, Kevin Wilson, Monica Wolf.

Thoughtful transition prioritizing community

From now through year-end, Cohere will integrate our new organizational structure into daily operations. This intentional ramp-up will allow us to fill open positions thoughtfully and strategically. It will also afford us proper time to coach, refine and leverage our structure to deploy our best and most impactful practices. As always, our focus remains on delivering our distinguished approach to community management consistently across all communities. Read More.