Cooper’s Ferry Partnership / Our Staff

Our Staff

The Best of the Best

Kris Kolluri, CEO

Kris Kolluri has served as CEO of the Rowan University/Rutgers - Camden Board of Governors since July 1, 2014. During his tenure, Kolluri succeeded in leveraging existing education, research and medic ...Read more

Joesph Myers, Vice President and COO

Joseph graduated with a Bachelor of Political Science from the College of New Jersey in 1998 and from the University of Pennsylvania with a Master of Governmental Affairs and a Master of Political Sci ...Read more

Meishka L. Mitchell, AICP, PP, VP of Neighborhood Initiatives

Meishka has established herself as a leader in the community, equally respected by government officials, community partners, city residents, and her peers. Drawing on her background as a Camden native ...Read more

Shahid Rana, VP of Business Development

Shahid is a seasoned community development specialist with demonstrated experience in urban design, community planning, commercial corridor development and creative marketing and branding. Before his ...Read more

Caran Fishman, Executive Director, Camden Special Services District

Caren joined CFP in 2011 after retiring from the Camden County Parks Department where she worked for 35 years, serving as director since 2005. Her administrative background in grantsmanship, budget an ...Read more

Sarah Bryant, AICP, Director of Community Initiatives 

Caren joined CFP in 2011 after retiring from the Camden County Parks Department where she worked for 35 years, serving as director since 2005. Her administrative background in grantsmanship, budget an ...Read more

Valaria Galarza, Senior Project Manager

Val graduated from Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, New Brunswick where she earned a bachelor’s in Public Health. Following undergrad in 2002, she was se ...Read more

Rudisha Beattie, Project Manager

Rudisha joined Cooper’s Ferry Partnership(CFP) as an intern in 2015 and became a project manager in 2016. She has earned a A.A.S. in Architectural and Civil Engineering Technology from the Pennsylvani ...Read more

Kathy Cullen, Project Manager

Kathy Cullen joined CFP in January 2012 as a graduate intern and became a full-time project manager in June 2012. She has a Master of Public Administration degree with a Certificate in Non-Profit Mana ...Read more

Caroline J. Gray, Project Manager

Caroline joined CFP as an intern in 2013. She became a full-time project manager upon receiving an undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Rutgers-Camden University in the spring of 2015. Caroline ...Read more

Allison Hawco, Project Manager

Allison graduated from The College of New Jersey with a Business Management bachelor’s degree in May of 2016 while simultaneously starting her internship with CFP. In August 2016, she became a project ...Read more

Vedra Chandler, Community Events Manager

Vedra Chandler is a singer and community advocate from Camden, New Jersey. After graduating from Harvard University with a degree in Government, Vedra pursued a career in business while dancing for Bo ...Read more

Lauren Weidner, Controller
Nakia Maxwell, Office Manager