History & Mission

 

Founded in 1946, the United Nations Association is a movement of Americans committed to the ideals of global engagement. With more than 20,000 members and 200 Chapters across the country, we are dedicated to educating, inspiring, and mobilizing Americans to support the principles and vital work of the United Nations. Around the world the United Nations is acting to protect human rights and confront the planet's most complex challenges - but it can't do it alone. 

Our East Bay Chapter has been in operation since 1955 and is one of the country's largest and most active. We are 100% volunteer run and every day we work to bring the broader mission of the UNA to our East Bay community. Our mission includes providing informational events, participating in cultural celebrations, supporting youth leaders, and engaging in robust advocacy with our local and national elected officials.

Chapter Officers and Key Positions
Melinda Howard-Herrarte

President

Kevin Mann
Second Vice President
Sandra Williams

Secretary

Kate Chang
Director of Advocacy
Liliane Koziol

First Vice President

Richard Luhring

Treasurer

Diane Patropulos
Board Development Chair
Kent Wegener

Director of Fundraising

Jessica Kay Gillespie

Chair of the Young Professionals Committee

Board of Directors​

 

The East Bay Chapter is served by 23 outstanding members on our Board of Directors:

Herb Behrstock

Kate Chang

Janelle Coronado

Roxana Damas

Jessica Kay Gillespie

Melinda Howard-Herrarte

Mariya Katsman

Irene Lawton Kisch

Liliane Koziol

Rich Luhring

Kevin Mann

Dirk Neyhart

Peter S. Ngong

Diane Patropulos

Joanne Robinson

Corinna Tempelis

Ana Turetsky

Veronica Ufoegbune

Stefania Guadalupe Vallejo

Kent Wegener

Lynn Wilder

Lenora Williams

Sandra Williams

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