Dr. Sammie Dortch, Ed.D.

Professional Title: 
Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Congregation: 
University Church

Sammie Dortch, Ed.D, is a licensed Clinical Social Worker. She is the former chair of the Applied Science Department at Harold Washington College, where she also taught gerontology. During her tenure, she received three awards recognizing her as an outstanding educator.  Dortch provides leadership for several nonprofit boards, including: President, South Side Community Art Center, the longest continuously surviving black art center (1939) in the country; Acting Executive Director, Chicago Hyde Park Village, a community-based organization with a focus on neighbors helping neighbors 60 and above to remain in the community; Chairperson of LEEAP (Local Evangelism, Envisioning and Planting) Ministry, an Illinois Conference ministry charged with evangelistic mission of the church; and Dean of Cluster six, the Chicago Metropolitan Association of the UCC (CMA). Dortch also assists CMA congregations with organizational and leadership development training, upon request.

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