J. Philippe Abraham is Secretary-Teasurer of New York State United Teachers, overseeing NYSUT’s social justice efforts.
Elected to NYSUT’s leadership ranks as first Vice-President in April 2017, Abraham is NYSUT’s first higher education member to serve as a statewide officer. He came to NYSUT after serving as the elected statewide V.P. for professionals of United University Professions,...

President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Stuart currently serves as an Executive V.P. of the 1.3 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, as well as Director of the Legislative and Political Affairs Department. Appelbaum is a V.P. of the National AFL-CIO and a member of their Executive Council. He also currently serves as a V.P. of the New...

Jennifer is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Long Island University, Post (LIU Post). She received her PhD in Sociology at UC Santa Barbara in 2008. After completing her PhD, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UC Santa Barbara. Her research today focuses on the relationships between food, technology, gender, and resistance in Latin America and...

Max Bruny joined the UFCW International Professional and Insurance Division in 1986. He was promoted to General Organizer for Region 1 in 1987. Then in 1988, Max was invited to join the staff of UFCW Local 888 as a Union Representative. He also served as Recording Secretary, Director of Organizing, Vice President of the Local 888 Credit Union, Trustee of the Local 888 Health & Welfare Fund...

Karen Burke, CSJ, EdD is the Coordinator of Land Initiatives for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY. S. Karen has a Doctoral Degree in Instructional Leadership, St. John's University, New York (1998) and an Advanced Certificate in Campus Sustainable Innovation, University of Vermont (2015). Sister Karen Burke is a former early childhood teacher, middle school educator...

Dan was ordained to the priesthood in June 2014 in the Diocese of California. He has served as Program Administrator at All Saints Company. A Masters of Divinity graduate from Church Divinity Schools of the Pacific (CDSP), he has been an active member of St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, San Francisco, Pastoral Associate at All Saints Episcopal Church, San Francisco and Vice President of Oasis...

Jasmin has been committed to RMM's Mission for decades, having grown up in the Overnight Leadership Camp as well as having graduated from the Youth Arts Group. Presently, Jasmin is a student at Orange Community College studying Child Development, and has been a Member of RMM's Board for over 10 years.

The Rev. Julie Cicora was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2000. Prior to her ordination, she worked as a sales representative for Hewlett-Packard for 22 years calling on Computer resellers and distributors. Julie served three churches in the Diocese of Rochester before being called to work on the Bishop’s staff as Canon for Mission and Ministry. Her main responsibilities were transitions...

Omaira Crane is Head of Banking Regulatory Relations for UBS Bank. She holds a degree in Economics from Barnard College and Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University. Omaira is currently on the vestry of Saint James the Less Episcopal Church in Scarsdale. She was born and raised in Washington Heights and is a daughter of Dominican immigrants. She is a wife and mother of two...

Clayton Eichelberger serves as Associate Counsel for the New York State Teachers Union and is also a Professor at the University of Albany (SUNY) African American Studies. He has served as Associate Counsel in the New York State Senate and was the Legal and Administrative Counsel for the NYS Catholic Conference. Clayton received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science at Hampton University (...

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