Chuck has decades of experience bringing people together across differences in the nonprofit, government, and religious sectors. He served for sixteen years as the Director of the Interfaith Council for Peace and Justice in Ann Arbor, MI and for six years on Ann Arbor City Council. Chuck has successfully led campaigns to expand public transit, increase affordable housing funding, and improve police accountability.
In his time in government and the nonprofit sector, Chuck has seen too many elaborate plans sit on shelves and too many intentions go nowhere. He brings together insights from behavior, organizational, and social change fields to help people and organizations move from good intentions to meaningful action and ultimately to sustainable results.
As lead curriculum designer for the 2019-2020 Champions for Change Allies Academy, Chuck brings a particular commitment to helping other white people advance in their equity journeys. Many people avoid diversity, equity, and inclusion work because they fear getting judged or shamed for not being “woke” enough, not using the right words, etc. Chuck creates learning environments that support and challenge people to bring their actions more in line with these intentions.