Our leaders came to Indivisible Aurora in different ways and at different times. The thread that binds them is a passion for fighting for those who who usually find themselves fighting exhausting, never-ending battles alone. With Indivisible Aurora they have an unflinching ally standing beside them. We stand beside historically marginalized groups wherever they are in our community.

OUR LEADERSHIP

Meet our leadership team.

Strong, visionary, consistent leadership is necessary for the successful operation of an organization like Indivisible Aurora. Our leadership team, like our general membership, consists of volunteers unselfishly devoting their time to their community. They are corporate directors, programmers, developers, teachers, retired law enforcement, and parents. They represent the diversity of Aurora and are passionate about making a difference.

"There is immense power when a group of people with similar interests gets together to work toward the same goals." — Idowu Koyenikan

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Chuck ADAMS

Executive Director

Chuck founded Indivisible Aurora in February of 2017. He is a husband of 22 years and a father of three. He graduated from Western Illinois University and has lived in Aurora for 14 years.

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Randy FISHER

Treasurer

Randy attended the first meeting of Indivisible last spring. He taught in the Graduate and Post-Graduate programs at Aurora University from 2004-2012. He and his wife, Deb, have three children and six grandchildren.

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Luma WEBSTER

Director, Programs

Luma is a latinx mother of four. Previously, an Information Technology professional for over ten years, she now stays home to raise her children in Aurora. Outraged with the current political/social anti-immigrant rhetoric, she sought out to shift those negative narratives and model activism for her family.

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Sandra GONZALEZ

Secretary, Mgr. Immigrant & Refugee Rights

Sandra has been secretary of Indivisible Aurora since February 2018. She is a high school Spanish teacher and is currently working on her Master in Diversity and Equity in Education from University of Illinois. She has lived in Aurora for three years and advocates greatly for undocumented/mixed status families within the community.

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Mgr, LGBTQ and Alliance

Gwyn Ciesla joined Indivisible Aurora in February of 2017. She has lived in Aurora with her wife and two children since 2006, and leads the LGTBQ and Alliance team.

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Erik FRANZEN

Mgr, Education and Community

Erik has lived in Aurora for three years and has worked with nonprofits in Aurora like Hesed House and Family Focus for more than ten years. He teaches bilingual elementary education and is an involved community organizer. He is committed to using his privilege to build a more inclusive community.

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Brian BEATTY

Director, Media and Communications

Brian has lived in Aurora for 4 years and in the Chicago suburbs for 25. He is a husband of six years with his wife and two step-daughters. As a professional software developer he uses his experience to inform the community of Indivisible Aurora's activities and events.

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