Roodline Volcy to Join Partner Seed Commons

The Democracy at Work Institute and Seed Commons are pleased to announce that as of August 1, 2021, Roodline Volcy will join the staff of Seed Commons as Director of Peer Advancement, leaving her position as DAWI’s Events and Training Manager. 

This personnel transition continues an organizational affiliation between Seed Commons and DAWI. For the past year, Roodline has worked with both organizations, doing training and events with DAWI and facilitating and helping build capacity for the Seed Commons network of loan funds. We are excited for her to continue expanding the ecosystem of support for locally-led cooperative development and financing. 

Since starting at DAWI in 2015, Roodline has contributed enormously to the growth of the organization and the broader community it supports. She planned multiple national conferences, each one bigger and better than the last, and grew the DAWI events program in size, scope and sophistication. As DAWI grew, she designed and delivered trainings for multiple large clients and facilitated cooperative development peer exchanges from Miami to Minneapolis to Alabama to Kenya. Most recently, she is producing a series of educational videos for Rutgers University showcasing the talents and skills of African American cooperative developers. 

She now brings the same capacity-building leadership to the Seed Commons, where she direct the onboarding and development of new and expanding peer members in the Seed Commons network and designing systems for sustainable organizational growth. Roodline is much beloved by her DAWI co-workers, who will miss her dearly but also look forward to working with her in this new capacity.

If you have questions, please contact Kate Khatib (kate [at] (kate (at) or Melissa Hoover (//mhoover [at]">mhoover (at)  

- Melissa, Executive Director, DAWI