TBUSA has a small team of dedicated staff who handle day to day operations and activities. Consultants provide additional expertise in specific areas of work.
We are also grateful to TBUSA board members and volunteers from the network of TimeBanks whose contributions continue to enrich and expand TBUSA’s work.
Cynthia Robbins — Consultant & Co-Leader, Racial Justice Initiative
Cynthia Robbins is a lawyer and consultant who co-leads the Racial Justice Initiative of TimeBanks USA (RJI or the Initiative). She co-founded RJI along with TimeBanks founder Dr. Edgar Cahn. The Initiative, formally launched in 2009, is charged with helping to dismantle structural racism in public systems such as the juvenile delinquency, public education, particularly special education and child welfare systems. Along with Dr. Cahn, Cynthia Robbins co authored: An Offer They Can’t Refuse: Racial Disparity in Juvenile Justice and Deliberate Indifference Meet Alternatives That Work, 13 UDC/DCSL L Rev. 1 (2010) and “Public Notice Forums”Choosing Among Alternatives to Confront the Intent Requirements, Clearinghouse Review (Jul-Aug 2010, Volume 44, No. 3-4)
Edgar Cahn — CEO
Dr. Edgar S. Cahn is the creator of Time Dollars and the founder of TimeBanks USA, as well as the co-founder of the National Legal Services Program and the Antioch School of Law (now the David A. Clarke School of Law). He is the author of “No More Throw Away People: The Co-Production Imperative,” “Time Dollars” (co-author Jonathan Rowe, Rodale Press, 1992), “Our Brother’s Keeper: The Indian in White America,” (1972) and “Hunger USA.” The development of Time Dollars is just one achievement in a career that, since the early 1960′s, has been dedicated to achieving social justice for the disenfranchised. His own life is an example of dedication to strongly held principles and ideals, and he brings to audiences a powerful vision, sincere compassion, spontaneous humor, and the ability to inspire others.
Eric Bachman — Technical Coordinator
Eric Bachman is the TBUSA Technical Coordinator.
Merlyn Kettering — Consultant & Senior Associate
Merlyn Kettering, a Senior Associate with TimeBanks USA, brings over three decades of international development experience in over 30 nations to the TBUSA Network. He has contributed to development theory and practice through innovations such as action-training, team planning methodology, project financial management, participatory agricultural research, action research, information technology and peacemaking. His work for TBUSA focuses on organizational development, leadership, training and consultation for TimeBanks and CareBanks, and writing for the TimeBank Guidebook Series, TimeBanking: The Wealth of Possibilities, including two published self-study guides: Guidebook 1: Exploring the Big Ideas of TimeBanking; and Guidebook 2, Vision a TimeBank for Your Community; and another now being written, Guidebook 3: Planning and Starting a TimeBank.
Pam De-Ocampo — Administrator
Pam is the administrator of the TimeBanks USA affiliate network.