Eva Schulte, is President and CEO of Communities Creating Opportunity, a 38-year-old community organization with proven impact in moving human dignity to the center of public life. Eva has built CCO over ten years from presence in one city to change making influence in two states, six counties, and twelve municipalities. Between 2012-2014 Communities Creating Opportunity directly engaged 123,000 voters in faith-based and community organizing for economic dignity and racial and gender equity. Eva serves as a Diaconal Minister in the Lutheran Church (ELCA) and holds a MA in Ethics and Social Theory from the Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley. She began her career supporting job training for migrant workers in Iowa and for the past 15 years has organized communities through the PICO Network in California, Missouri and Kansas. Eva supported the founding of faith based community organizing in Rwanda, Africa and is a consultant with Indiana, Michigan, and PICO International
Seft Hunter, Ph.D., Chief Operating Officer, joined CCO in 2014 and brings more than 15 years professional experience in nonprofit management and leadership. Prior to joining CCO Seft served as Director of the Office of Sponsored and Assistant Professor of Family Medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB). Seft holds a B.A. in Communication, and M.A. Management from West Virginia University. He also holds a Ph.D. in Communication and Organizational Management from the University of South Florida. In addition to his professional work at CCO Seft serves on the Kanas City Health Commission and as President of Historic Manheim Park Neighborhood Association.
Donna Young, Community Organizer, recently earned her degree in Health Sciences from the University of Missouri – Kansas City, with a special focus on urban-focused coursework including health policy, community wellness, health program management, and population health outcomes. Donna spent 18 months as a health initiatives intern with Communities Creating Opportunity before joining the team full time in January of 2015. With more than 15 years in operations management, Donna brings her interpersonal communication skills, community leadership, and project management experience as she supports community health initiatives in her hometown of Kansas City, Kansas and Wyandotte County. In partnership with LiSC, Donna is committed to support the Neighborhoods Now Quality of Life Plan in the Douglass-Sumner neighborhood of Kansas City, Kansas. As a health-centered Community Organizer, Donna believes the health and wellness of communities are directly tied to racial equity and economic dignity.
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