United Power’s Executive Committee is made up of 20 to 30 primary leaders elected by the Collective Leadership. It plans and chairs all Collective Leadership meetings; meets, speaks and acts for the entire organization in emergency situations; and is responsible for development and recruitment of new leaders and member institutions. Executive Committee members commit to attend national/regional training; deliver dues for their member institution and help organize other money; organize turnout for their member institution; and engage in at least one issue/action team.
Rabbi Marc Belgrad,Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield
John Bouman, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
Nick Brunick, Ascension Catholic Church, Oak Park
Clark Craig, Progress Center for Independent Living, Forest Park
Samuel de la Rosa, Chicago, Mentorship Chicago
Susan Drucker, Congregation B’nai Jehoshua Beth Elohim, Deerfield
Horacio Esparza, Progress Center for Independent Living, Forest Park
Richard Fung, St. James Catholic Church, Arlington Heights
Arturo Gonzalez, Interfaith Leadership Project of Cicero & Berwyn
Alec Harris, Chicago Sinai
Dr. Andre Hines, Circle Family Healthcare Network
Oussama Jammal, Mosque Foundation, Bridgeview
Steve Kaufman, Grace Lutheran Church, River Forest
Kathleen Kearns, St. Viator Catholic Church, Chicago
Scott Lybrand, The Julian Year
Maggie Perales, Southwest Organizing Project, Chicago
Greg Pierce, St. Mary of the Woods Catholic Church, Chicago
JoAnn Potashnick, Temple Sholom/Lakeview Action Coalition
Rev. Alan Ragland, Third Baptist Church of Chicago
Dennis Ryan, Southwest Organizing Project, Chicago
Jim Schwarber, Ascension Catholic Church, Oak Park
Wahabi Tijani, Near North Health Services Corporation
Bill Totsch, St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Park Ridge
The Administrative Committee is made up of four to six members appointed by the Collective Leadership. It handles a range of mainly administrative dues, such as overseeing the budget, dues collection, personnel matters and compliance with state and federal audits and filings.
The Collective Leadership Team is open to all leaders from member institutions and meets roughly quarterly. It is responsible for strategic planning, issue selection, and planning actions for the whole organization.
Issue teams are created and disbanded by Collective Leadership Team, to which they report. They craft and execute campaigns around issues such as health care, housing and immigration. In addition, United Power organizes clusters of institutions to work on more local issues when needed.