Meet Our Team

Our team is composed of dedicated and passionate individuals who share a common vision – to empower low income families and small business owners and help them thrive. Each team member brings a unique set of skills and experiences, which allows us to offer a wide range of services to the communities we serve.

Alex Cooper - Executive Director

Alex Cooper, our Executive Director, is the driving force behind OpenACAI Inc. With a background in social work and a passion for community empowerment, Alex has dedicated his career to helping low income families and small business owners thrive. His visionary leadership and unwavering commitment to our mission have been instrumental in shaping our organization and the services we offer. A devoted father, Alex's love for his son fuels his passion for our mission, inspiring him to create a better world for future generations.

Casey Jones - Operations Director

As our Operations Director, Casey Jones ensures that our organization runs smoothly and efficiently. With a strong background in project management and a keen eye for detail, Casey oversees all our programs and ensures that we're able to deliver our services effectively. A staunch supporter of the LGBTQ+ community and a dedicated women's rights advocate, Casey's commitment to equality and inclusivity is reflected in her work. Her dedication to our mission and her tireless advocacy for marginalized communities are key to our ability to make a positive impact.

Jonathan Koeller - Communications Director

As our Communications Director, Jonathan Koeller is the voice of OpenACAI Inc. With a background in public relations and a passion for storytelling, Jonathan ensures that our mission and the impact we make are effectively communicated to the public. In addition to his role at OpenACAI Inc, Jonathan also works as a home health aide, providing care and support to individuals in their homes. This hands-on experience in healthcare gives him a unique perspective on the challenges faced by the communities we serve and fuels his dedication to our mission. His creativity, compassion, and dedication play a crucial role in raising awareness about our work and engaging with our communities.

Soulf -Community Outreach Director

Soulf, our Community Outreach Director, is the bridge between OpenACAI Inc and the communities we serve. Preferring to remain anonymous, Soulf connects with our team and communities virtually, ensuring that our services reach those who need them most. With a deep understanding of community needs and a passion for social work, Soulf ensures that our services are effectively tailored to meet the unique needs of our communities. His dedication to community engagement and his ability to connect with individuals from all walks of life, even from behind the screen, are key to our success.

Ronald Cooper - Board Member

Ronald Cooper, one of our esteemed board members, brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to our organization. A true jack of all trades, Ronald has had a diverse career that spans various industries. He has worked as a train guard for the railroad, co-owned and operated a gas station, provided low-income housing at a trailer court he used to own called Kings Court without any subsidy at his own expense, worked as a truck driver and heavy machinery operator, and served as the union representative for Moog Automotive in St. Louis, Missouri, where he retired from. In addition to his professional roles, Ronald has also served his community as a volunteer deputy officer for Madison County and has been a lifelong advocate for sensible and logical change in his local communities. Now at the age of 79, Ronald continues to provide valuable insights and guidance that help shape our strategic direction. His diverse experiences, commitment to community service, and his belief in the power of change are truly inspiring.

Judith Cooper - Board Member

Judith Cooper, another valued board member, is a passionate advocate for social justice and community empowerment. With a background in education and community development, Judith provides valuable perspectives that help us better serve our communities. In addition to her role at OpenACAI Inc, Judith also volunteers at a food pantry at a local orphanage called the Faith Foundation, further demonstrating her commitment to serving those in need. Her dedication to our mission, her belief in the power of education and empowerment, and her hands-on involvement in community service are a constant source of inspiration for our team.

Join Our Team

If you share our passion for empowering low income families and small business owners and would like to make a positive impact in their lives, we would love to hear from you. We’re always looking for dedicated individuals who can help us in our mission. Please get in touch with us if you’re interested in joining our team.