Leadership Team

To speak with someone confidentially about church worker justice issues, call Don Pribor at 773.404.0004 ext. 261

davidDavid Saavedra, Transitional Executive Director  956-345-5444  | david@cta-usa.org

David will serve in the capacity of transitional Co-Executive Director through the end of 2016 as Call To Action ushers in a new leadership team. David brings many years of experience of working with nonprofits in various capacities, including as a marriage and family therapist. He was one of the co-founders of Hope Family Clinic (1996) in McAllen, TX, a nonprofit that provides primary medical and mental health services to the poor in the area. As part of HOPE clinic, he helped found the Family & Relationship Institute to train family therapists.  David has been a CTA member since the late 90’s and has served CTA in various capacities. He has been on the board of directors and currently serves on the Vision Council representing the Anti-Racism Team. David is married to Dora, and they have two grown children, Marcos and Marisa.

Crystal K Oct 2014Crystal King, Director of Administration | 773.404.0004 x260 | crystal@cta-usa.org

Crystal joined the Call To Action staff in 1998. She handles day-to-day office administration which includes billing and payments, accounting, mail and postage, office supplies, and provides clerical assistance on projects as needed. In addition, Crystal supports conference registration and other administrative tasks. Crystal was born and raised in Chicago and is the sixth of seven children.

 

Austen C Octo 2014Judy Austen Coker, Director of Operations | 773.404.0004 x271 | austen@cta-usa.org

Austen has worked in Operations Management in both the non and for-profit worlds since moving to Chicago in 1989. Some of her many tasks at Call To Action include payroll/hr, finance, benefits administration, database management, development and communication. Austen has great passion for the movement and the justice-focus of Call To Action’s mission and outreach.

 

Deb Winarski, Communications Associate | deb@cta-usa.org

Deb began her work with Call to Action as a photographer at the National Conference in 2011 and has broad experience working with communications, social media, and technology consulting for churches and nonprofits in the Chicago area. She has graduate degrees in Theology and Pastoral Studies from Loyola University Chicago as well as a Master of Library and Information Science from Dominican University in River Forest.

Patti Kay, Accountant | 773.404.0004 x265 | patti@cta-usa.org

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Don Pribor, Church Worker Justice Organizer | 773.404.0004 x261 | don@cta-usa.org

Don has worked as a music director in multicultural Catholic parishes in the Archdiocese of Chicago and in the Oakland Diocese in the San Francisco Bay Area. Don is convinced that when the church treats its workers with justice and compassion, Catholics are able to witness to the wider world what a just and compassionate society looks like. A church that allows for workers to be faithful to their conscience, even when this faithfulness stands in tension with the teaching of the bishops , is able to be a model of a healthy community that honors a diversity of ideas and opinions. In the last chapter of his last book (“Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?”), Dr. Martin Luther King reminds us that humankind has arrived at a point in our history where we can never live apart again, and that we must learn somehow to live with each other in peace. The joyous challenge for the Catholic church is for Catholics to witness to King’s insight in our own communities and institutions.