Staff

  • Bart Worden — Executive Director
  • Law’nence Miller — Director of Administration
  • Larissa Perez — Administrative Assistant
  • Trish Cowan — Youth of Ethical Societies Coordinator
  • Emily Newman — Communications Coordinator
  • Randy Best — Interim Dean of Leadership

2019-2020 Board of Directors

  • Sonja Kueppers (Washington DC) — President
  • Ken Novak (Chicago) — Vice President
  • Tom Castelnuovo (Brooklyn) — Treasurer
  • Sharon Stanley (Long Island) — Secretary
  • Bob Gordon (Bergen)
  • John McCormick (Philadelphia)
  • Elizabeth Singer (New York)
  • Casey Gardonio-Foat (St Louis)
  • Liz Collier (Riverdale-Yonkers)
  • Hugh Taft-Morales (Baltimore, Philadelphia) — NLC President Liaison
  • Randy Best (Northern Virginia) — NLC Vice-President Liaison
  • Julia Julstrom-Agoyo — FES Liaison
  • Bart Worden — AEU Executive Director, Board ex-officio

NYSEC = New York Society for Ethical Culture

2019:
December 14, 10am-12pm (phone call)

2020:
January 11, 10am-12pm virtual meeting
February 29, 9am-5pm meeting at NYSEC
March 28, 10am-12pm virtual meeting
April 25, 9am-5pm meeting at NYSEC
May 30, 10am-12pm virtual meeting
June 27, 9am-5pm meeting at NYSEC
August 4, AEU Board meeting in Miami
August 5, AEU Assembly business meetings

AEU Committees

Assembly – Plans and coordinates the AEU national Assemblies
Co-Chairs: Carolyn Parker (Austin) & Law’nence Miller (AEU)

Board Development – Strengthens the AEU’s governance and leadership by recruiting candidates for the AEU board and identifying potential AEU board officers
Chair: Sue Walton (Chicago)

Communications – Publicizes the Societies, Affiliates, Committees, programs, and ethical issues supported by the AEU
Chair: Ken Novak (Chicago)

Ethical Action – Educates AEU, Societies, and public on how to promote personal moral development and social responsibility through direct assistance, social action, and public advocacy
Chair: Carolyn Parker (Austin) & Bob Gordon (Bergen)

Ethical Education – Promotes and organizes lifelong Ethical Culture curriculum
Chair: Casey Gardonio-Foat (St Louis), Youth of Ethical Societies (YES) Coordinator: Trish Cowan (St. Louis)

Fundraising – Researches, develops, and recommends plans for AEU’s financial health, including development of fundraising initiatives and ethical fundraising standards
Richard Koral (New York & Long Island)

Leadership – Responsible for training Leaders (the clergy of the Ethical Movement), Chaplains, and Officiants who officiate at weddings and other ceremonies. Ethical Culture Leaders promote a deeper understanding of Ethical Culture/Ethical Humanism and work with the Movement to inspire more ethical living.
Interim Leadership Training Dean & Team Leader: Randy Best (Northern Virginia), Training Committee Chair: Kate Lovelady (St. Louis), Chair: Carol Bartell (St Louis) & Liz Collier (Riverdale-Yonkers)

Mediation & Law – Provides legal support and conflict resolution when needed
Co-Chairs: Richard Koral (Westchester), Arnold Fishman (Philadelphia)

New Society Development – Assists groups interested in becoming Ethical Societies
Chair: Bill Aul (Mid Rivers)

Personnel – Evaluates staff, updates the Employee Handbook, reviews concerns from staff and sets up a mechanism for redress
Chair: Elizabeth Singer (New York)

Bart Worden, AEU Executive Director, serves ex-officio on all AEU Committees

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