FRESC's Board is comprised of partners from labor and the community.
Holman F. Carter (President, Amalgamated Transit Union Local, ATU, 1001) Holman has been a member of ATU 1001 since 1980. He became a steward in 2001, and was elected President in 2006. ATU International represents over 190,000 transit workers in The United States and Canada. ATU Local 1001 represents over 2100 transit workers in the Denver metro area including workers for RTD, First Transit and Veolia.
George DeMartino (Associate Professor, International Economics, University of Denver)
Educated at Harvard, and with a PhD in economics from the University of Massachusetts, Professor DeMartino is a specialist in economic globalization, with a particular emphasis on the ethical aspects of economic policy. His publications include Global Economy, Global Justice (Routledge, 2000). He is currently at work on a book that argues for professional ethics for economists. Prof. DeMartino also has a long-standing interest in labor issues. He was actively involved in labor organizing and progressive politics in New England before coming to the University of Denver in 1993.
Rev. Anne Dunlap (Pastor, Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community, Aurora, CO) Rev. Anne Dunlap is a United Church of Christ minister and the pastor of Comunidad Liberación/Liberation Community in Aurora, CO, a bilingual, multi-cultural base community in the Christian tradition, which strives to live faithfully, to embody God’s vision of the beloved community, and to resist joyfully oppression and injustice. A graduate of the Iliff School of Theology in Denver, CO, Anne has worked in solidarity with Latin American communities in the US, Central America, and Mexico for over 20 years; she also advocates for the rights of First Nations peoples, women, and LGBTQ folk. Anne is active in workers' rights and economic justice issues as a founding member of the Colorado chapter of the Interfaith Worker Justice Committee. She blogs for "God's Politics" and Christians for Comprehensive Immigration Reform, both projects of Sojourners. Anne serves the UCC at the Association and Conference levels, and the National level as a certified national Justice-LED trainer.
John Fleck, FRESC Board President (President, Denver Area
John Fleck has been a member of Sheet Metal Workers, Local 9 for
years. A graduate of the Sheet Metal Apprenticeship, he worked as a
construction worker for more than a decade. He also championed
standards in the heating, ventilation and air conditioning industry
(HVAC) in many capacities--as an
active member engaged in building construction and mentoring new
as an organizer working in partnership with contractors and workers, to
elected union leader advocating for improved workplace standards. He
has been at the forefront of recruiting women and minorities into
the Building Trades, and has helped draw both his union and the
Building Trades as a whole into closer integration and cooperation not
only with the larger labor movement but also with community. In 2007,
John was elected as the President of the Denver Area Labor Federation
Carol Hedges (Senior Fiscal Policy Analyst Colorado Fiscal Policy Institute)
Carol has been a dynamic and forceful figure in policy development in Colorado since the mid 90s. Her experience includes time in policy development for Governor Roy Romer, program administration in workforce development at Denver’s Piton Foundation and research, analysis and advocacy in state fiscal issues the Bell Policy Center and the Colorado Center on Law and Policy (CCLP). She is a recognized expert on the effects of Colorado’s TABOR amendment. Her current work with CCLP’s Fiscal Policy Institute focuses on improving the commitment to public structures as a way to improvement Colorado communities.
Linda Mulligan (Western Regional Field Representative, AFL-CIO) Linda Mulligan was born in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and moved to Colorado in 1976. She spent 28 years as a telephone worker and steward, officer, bargaining committee member and activist of the Communications Workers in her local labor movement before joining the staff of the AFL-CIO as a Field Representative in 2001. Since joining the AFL-CIO, she has helped lead several successful member-to-member political campaigns in Colorado. She now works for the Office of State and Local Affiliates doing organization and leadership development work in the Western Region. She achieved her Masters Degree in Organization Development from the National Labor College in 2007.
Kim Ursetta, FRESC Board Secretary-Treasurer (President, Denver Classroom Teachers Association)
Kim is currently teaching 5th grade ELA-S at Newlon Elementary, along with serving as President of the DCTA. She has been teaching for 11 years, has taught second through fifth grade, and Descubriendo la lectura (Spanish version of Reading Recovery) serving at risk first graders. Kim earned an M.A. in Bilingual/ Multicultural Education with an emphasis in Early Spanish literacy from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 2003.