BY ISN STAFF | July 23, 2014
The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) Board of Directors has unanimously voted to welcome Maureen Beckman, Salvador Colon, Paris Jones, and Justin White, as directors. The new members of ISN’s national governance board will serve three year terms.
The Ignatian Solidarity Network (ISN) is a national social justice network inspired by the spirituality of St. Ignatius of Loyola. ISN was founded in 2004 and is a lay-led 501(c)(3) organization working in partnership with universities, high schools, and parishes sponsored by the Society of Jesus (the Jesuits) along with many other Catholic institutions and social justice partners. More information can be found at: www.ignatiansolidarity.net
Maureen Beckman is currently the Assistant Dean of Enrollment Management and Marketing at the Jesuit School of Theology (JST) in Berkeley California. Prior JST, she was the Assistant Director for the Leo T. McCarthy Center for Public Service and the Common Good at the University of San Francisco where she was engaged in external relations for the Center. She is a graduate of University of Maryland where she earned a degree in Government and Political Science.
Salvador (Chava) Colon is a board certified immigration and nationality lawyer practicing in the Houston, Texas area since 1994. He is a graduate of Loyola University New Orleans and University of Houston Law School. Chava served as member of the honorary committee for ISN’s 2013 Robert M. Holstein Faith Doing Justice Award which honored Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
Paris Jones is a fundraising professional in the Seattle, Washington area, and formerly served as Assistant Development Director for Jesuit Refugee Service/USA. Her passion for supporting social justice initiatives is informed by her work with marginalized populations in Israel, the West Bank, and Guatemala. Her academic training at Cornell and Georgetown Universities has enabled her to translate that passion into activities that motivate others to share their time, talents, and other resources for the advancement of causes benefitting refugee and vulnerable communities. Paris is grateful for the opportunity to serve on the ISN Board of Directors and to be a part of such a dynamic organization. She hopes looks forward to getting to know and working with ISN’s dedicated staff and volunteers.
Justin White, currently serves as a Theology teacher and the Director of Community Service and Outreach at Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in Baltimore, MD. He joined the faculty in 2009 after completing undergraduate studies in Sociology at Loyola University in Maryland. During his time at Loyola University he worked in the Center for Community Service and Justice where his understanding of the importance of social justice work began. He first attended the Ignatian Family Teach-In for Justice in 2006 as a student with a delegation from Loyola University in Maryland and returned each of the following years. He now organizes and brings a delegation of student and staff from Cristo Rey Jesuit.