PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD
Former Congressman Michael Patrick Flanangan is a former captain in the United States Army, a practicing attorney, and a Republican Party politician from Chicago, Illinois.
Flanagan is best known for his victory over eighteen-term Congressman Ways and Means Committee chairman Dan Rostenkowski in the 1994 United States midterm elections. His was one of fifty-four Republican victories in the House of Representatives that allowed the party to take control of both houses of Congress, as part of the Republican Revolution.
Reverend Karen Dickman is a mediator/conflict professional specializing in restorative justice. Her background is in working with people with AIDS, mental illness, ex-offenders, and victims of violent crimes. She has worked in jails and prisons and is a frequent speaker at conferences and universities on religion and restorative justice.