The CLF will hold our annual meeting to elect Board and Nominating Committee members on Monday, June 12, 2017, at 8:00 pm (Eastern) via Zoom. Below is information on how to access the meeting and the Nominating Committee Report:
CLF Annual Meeting
June 12, 2017 at 8:00 pm ET
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/
Meeting ID: 794 759 902
International numbers available at https://zoom.us/
Nominating Committee Report
Presented by: Kay Montgomery, Denny Davidoff, Joseph Santos-Lyons, Charles Du Mond
2017 Slate of Candidates for Election to the CLF Board of Directors and Nominating Committee
For the Board of Directors (3-year term):
- Martha Easter Wells, MN
- Danielle Di Bona, MA
- Ginger Luke, MD (continuing)
For the Board of Directors (2-year, completing the 3-year term vacated by resignation):
- John Hooper, PA
Treasurer (1-year term):
- Adam Gerhardstein, OH (continuing)
Clerk (1-year term):
- Rebecca Scott, MA
Nominating Committee (3-year term):
- Cathy Chang, TN
New Candidate Biographies
The Reverend Danielle Di Bona has served Unitarian Universalism for 25+ years. She is an ordained minister who is currently serving as Developmental Minister for Pastoral Care and Covenant Groups at First Parish in Cambridge, MA. Additionally, Rev. Di Bona serves as the Palliative Care chaplain at South Shore Hospital in Weymouth, MA. She is currently serving as a member of the UU Nominating Committee and previously served on the Unitarian Universalist Women’s Federation board. She is the former President and Vice President of the Diverse and Revolutionary Unitarian Universalist Multicultural Ministries, and continues to serve DRUUMM as Chaplain. When not serving the UUA, the church and the community, Danielle describes herself as “retired.” In her retirement she trains and shows her dogs and had the honor of showing Rozi at the National Dog Show in Philadelphia in November.
Martha Easter-Wells has recently moved to Minneapolis after living most of her life in Iowa. She is nearing the end of her term as chair of the board of the Unitarian Universalist Service Committee, where she also served on the Executive, Finance and Development Committees of that board. Last year she served on the Search Committee to hire UUSC’s new President, Tom Andrews. Martha has been a longtime member of Unitarian Universalist Congregation of the Quad Cities, located in Davenport, Iowa and served various leadership positions in that congregation. Recently she has been attending First Universalist Church which is near her new home in Minneapolis. Martha is currently retired after a career as a lawyer and then a career as a fundraising consultant for Unitarian Universalist congregations through the UUA. She continues to be involved in fundraising for nonprofit organizations. Martha is a graduate of the University of Iowa and received her law degree from Northeastern University. She serves on the board of a community bank in a small town in Iowa. Her interests include grandchildren, riding the train, baseball, traveling both domestically and internationally and continually learning on a personal level about the nature of reality in this universe.
John Hooper (Ph.D. in Chemistry, Carnegie Mellon University, 1969) is a retired scientist and research director, having pursued a career in molecular imaging and spectroscopy. He has been an active local and national lay leader in Unitarian Universalism, including serving as chair of the Board of Trustees of the Unitarian Church in Westport, CT, and as a member of the Unitarian Universalist Association’s (UUA) Commission on Social Witness. In 2014, John received the June Z. Gillespie Award from the UUA Metropolitan New York District for “developing awareness within one’s congregation of denominational affairs at the district or national level through personal action and encouragement.” Shortly before retiring, he received a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts degree in an area of avocational interest: epistemology. Hooper has held local and national leadership positions in organizations involving naturalism, Humanism, and Unitarian Universalist social action. He is immediate past president of the Unitarian Universalist Humanist Association; treasurer of the American Humanist Association and The Humanist Institute; president of the Secular Coalition for America Education Fund; and a board member of The Institute for Humanist Studies. John is a cofounder of the Humanists and Freethinkers of Fairfield County (CT). He and his wife, Dr. Gail M. Pesyna, a retired foundation executive, are members of the First Unitarian Church of Pittsburgh, PA, and of the UUA President’s Council.
Rev. Cathy Chang is a chaplain at Ascension Care Management, a Catholic population health company. She also serves as the chaplain at the First Unitarian Universalist Church of Nashville. In addition to her work as a health care chaplain, Cathy has previously served on the board of DRUUMM and as the chair of the Just Society Panel for the Unitarian Universalist Funding Program. Cathy is happily married to Chas Sisk, with whom she shares two wonderful children, Cai and Mei. When she isn’t running around trying to keep up with work or the children’s activities, she would like to be reading, eating coffee ice cream and running with the dog (a border collie/retriever mix who runs the household to her doggy specifications).