CCOP Elects New Board Officers
June 15, 2015
Camden Churches Organized for People (CCOP) elected a new slate of officers of the group’s Board of Directors at a recent meeting of the board.
Elected Board Chair is Rev. Dr. Marilyn Dixon Hill, of Sicklerville. Dr. Dixon Hill is Assistant Pastor of Camden Bible Tabernacle Church and heads the church’s community organizing ministry.
Raymond Lamboy, of Camden, was elected CCOP Vice Chair. Lamboy is President and CEO of the Latin American Economic Development Association (LAEDA) and a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church in the city.
Palmyra resident, Kristen Zielinski-Nalen was elected CCOP Secretary. Also, a member of St. Anthony of Padua Church, Ms. Zielinski-Nalen is Catechetical Leader there.
Named CCOP Treasurer is Anthony Phoenix, of Camden. Phoenix is Secretary of the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers (CCHP), and a Lay Servant at Ferry Avenue United Methodist Church, Camden.
CCOP Director, Rev. Edward Livingston, said, “We are delighted to have these concerned and committed citizens serve on our board.”
CCOP is an affiliate of PICO (People Improving Communities through Organizing), a national network of more than one-thousand faith-based community organizations, representing more than one-million families in 150 cities nationwide.
Comprising 50 South Jersey churches and synagogues, CCOP is widely recognized as Camden’s largest and most effective community organization. The ecumenical coalition’s stated mission is to empower ordinary people with the training and guidance necessary to confront, and help solve, issues affecting their city. CCOP has expanded its successful Camden model to New Brunswick, Newark and Vineland, where those community organizing and justice groups are called “Faith in New Jersey.”
“Our members carry on the solemn commitment made at CCOP’s founding in 1985,” Rev. Livingston says, “to put faith into action - not only on the Sabbath, but seven days a week.”