2009-2010 Board of Directors
Dr. Margaret Power
Margaret Power is an Associate Professor of History at the Illinois Institute of Technology. She is the author of two books and numerous articles. Her 2002 book Right-Wing Women in Chile: Feminine Power and the Struggle Against Allende, 1964-1973, has just been translated and published in Chile. Her current research focuses on the Puerto Rican Nationalist Party. In addition, Dr. Power has long been a political activist in the feminist, peace, and anti-imperialist movements. She has worked in solidarity with the Puerto Rican community since 1977.
• Serves as liaison with broader non-Latino community including universities;
• Oversees Friends of the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, a solidarity group which promotes the work of the PRCC with the non-Latino white community, including, but not limited to forums, press conferences, workshops, volunteers, efforts, fundraising drives (bowl-a-rama, walk-a-thons, etc) and community development tours.
• Coordinates fiscal work with each program including preparing an annual audit.
Alejandro Luis Molina
Responsibilities include: Attend quarterly board meetings and monitor program budgets. Handle any Board communications requested by Executive Director. Direct liaison to the following PRCC programs: Centro Infantil Corretjer, Café Batey Urbano and Vida/SIDA. Work with PRCC Fiscal Manager and program heads to stabilize budgets and increase funding. Chair of Capital Campaign and Finance Committees. Responsible for: Technology implementation on a program-by-program basis; coordinating writing of Technology Plan for PRCC; implementation of 3 Year Strategic Plan for PRCC Library; partnership with UIUC Graduate School of Information Sciences (GSLIS) over 6-year period, leading to teaching of Master’s level classes at PRCC.
• Coordinates Annual Peoples Parade
• Works closely with Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos Museum of Puerto Rican Culture and History.
Dr. Roberto Sanabria
• Serves as resource person for VIDA/SIDA;
• Coordinates Friends of the PRCC, particularly on public relations efforts;
• Liaison to gay and lesbian community;
• Educational resource for programs.
Lourdes Lugo received her BA from Northeastern Illinois University in Education and her MA from National Louis University in Adult Education. She began her community activism at age 17. It has been through her work in the Puerto Rican Cultural Center that she has traveled around the world, and learned the value of being Puerto Rican. Her activist experience with the PRCC has allowed her to define herself as a woman, person and political being, and it has been a privilege to be part of such an important political and community process.
• Active in Puerto Rican community over 20 years;
• Resource on women’s issues.
• Liaison to Mexican community;
• Active in Puerto Rican community over 30 years;
• Resource on health issues.
• Director, Dr. Pedro Albizu Campos High School
• Member, Capital Campaign Committee
Dr. Ann P. Bishop
• Associate Professor, University of Illinois at Champaign-Urbana, Graduate School of Library and Information Science (GSLIS)
• Chair of Fundraising Committee