Who We Are
The current congregational members of Greater
Long Beach ICO are:
- First Congregational Church UCC
- Lily of the Valley COGIC
- Mt. Carmel Cambodian Center
- St. Athanasius Catholic Church
- St. Lucy's Catholic Church
- St. Luke's Episcopal Church
- Second Samoan Church UCC
- Unitarian Universalist Church of Long Beach
- United With Hope Methodist Church
Other organizing teams:
- Hudson K-8 School
- Patrick Kennedy, Executive Director/Lead Organizer
Pat has been in community organizing since 1978, working in neighborhood organizing, tenant organizing and faith-based organizing in Seattle, the Inland Empire and Orange County. He joined Greater Long Beach ICO as Executive Director/Lead Organizer in 2000.
- Luz Vazquez-Ramos, Community Organizer
Luz has more than 12 years experience in campaign and community organizing. Before joining ICO in 2008, Luz was a program associate for HOPE and directed and year-round full-day program for girls ages 12-18 at Girls Incorporated of Orange County. She has a bachelorˆ¢s degree in Chicano/Latino Studies from California State University Long Beach and is Board President and a founding member of CASA 0101 community theater.
- Thomas Warnke, Director, Development & Communications
Trained as a journalist, Tom has worked as a communications and development officer for nonprofits since 1992. He designed and implemented Local Initiatives Support Corporationˆ¢s Local Communications Program and conducted post-Hurricane Katrina community planning efforts on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He joined Greater Long Beach ICO has Director of Development & Communications in 2007
Board of Directors:
- St. Lucy's Catholic, Ms. Evelyn
- First Congregational UCC, Ms.
- St. Luke’s Episcopal, Mr.
Miguel Blass, Treasurer
- Unitarian Universalist Church, Ms.
- Lily of the Valley, Rev. James Shaw
- St. Athanasius Catholic, Mr. Nelson Gonzalez
- St. Athanasius Catholic, Mr. Hugo Soriano
- Mt. Carmel Cambodian, Center Mr. Veasna
- Mt. Carmel Cambodian, Center Ms. Mary
- First Congregational, UCC Mr. Gary Shelton
- Second Samoan Congregational, Ms. Mareta
- Second Samoan Congregational, Ms. Toeaso
- St. Lucy's Catholic, Rev. Michael Roebert