UNITY Council of Trustees Membership Changes
The make up of the UNITY Council of Trustees (CoT) changed at its June 29, 2014 meeting in Portland, OR.
Jan English stepped down from the Council after having served as a dedicated leader and champion for Native youth for more than three decades. She’s the only Trustee who has been a part of UNITY since it was founded in 1976 by JR Cook. Mary Kim Titla, UNITY Executive Director, stated, “The UNITY family appreciates all of the time, energy and passion that Jan brought to her leadership role on the Council. We wish her the very best and every happiness as she continues her involvement in the Native community and enjoys her retirement with her husband and family.”
Two new members, Henry Lozano and Tyler English-Rush, were added to the UNITY leadership team.
Henry Lozano (Apache) is a non-profit executive and grassroots organizer who has been a long time supporter to UNITY and advocate for Native youth. His years of public service culminated in his appointment in 2007 by President Bush to the position of Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of USA Freedom Corps. In this role he advanced the “Call to Service” initiative launched by President George W. Bush in his 2002 “State of the Union” address. Throughout his career, he has championed many causes, especially those related to substance abuse prevention and recovery programs. Henry lives in Burlingame, California.
Tyler English-Rush (Muscogee Creek) is a former grade school teacher and the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Red Creek Solutions LLC (RCS) in Tulsa, Oklahoma. RCS offers services in program management, strategic consulting, and technology services for federal agencies, tribal communities, state and local governments, and private sector companies. She has a bachelor of science degree in elementary education, a master of science in Montessori elementary education, and is currently working on a masters in educational leadership from the University of Oklahoma. Tyler lives in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
In welcoming the new Trustees, Mary Kim said, “We are pleased that Henry and Tyler are joining the UNITY leadership team. We are fortunate to have their wealth of experience and knowledge to draw on as we move forward with our plans to grow UNITY to its full potential and continue the organization’s long history of serving the nation’s Native youth.”