Our Team

Executive Director 
Mary Cacioppi joined the Leadership Team at One Body Collaboratives in January 2017; and was promoted to Executive Director in February 2018. 

Mary has over 22 years of combined experience in community development, economic development, and poverty reduction.  She is the Founder of Bridges to Prosperity Rockford Region (an initiative of One Body Collaboratives) which works to reduce poverty and implement a poverty reduction strategy in Rockford. Mary is also a National Consultant with the Aha! Process working with communities across the nation to assist them with their poverty reduction goals. Her past experience includes working for and running chambers of commerce and economic development organizations, as well as experience leading economic development for a municipality and working in commercial development. This vast experience equips Mary with a diverse view of how poverty reduction plays a role in community and economic development, as well as how local churches can play a role in these efforts. 

At the National level, Mary serves on the board of Emerge Solutions. Emerge Solutions promotes lasting solutions to close the economic gap and build community sustainability at the local, regional and national levels by building a network of advocates to advance economic inclusion and opportunity across our communities.

Locally, Mary serves on the Workforce Connection Employer & Public Engagement Committee and the Community Action Agency Board in Rockford. She is a past board member of Next Rockford, the Rockford Area Economic Development Council, Rockford Network of Professional Women, and the Boylan Alumni Network.

Mary holds a B.A. in business administration from Madison University and graduated with Honors Cum Laude. She is a past recipient of the Rockford Chambers 40 Leaders Under 40 and Woman Business Leader of Tomorrow awards, honoring her professional and volunteer achievements. She was also recently named one of the regions "25 Most Interesting People" by Northwest Quarterly magazine.

Office Coordinator
Sue Klock joined the ministry team in October, 2020.  In her role as Office Coordinator, Sue manages the day to day operations of the office and serves in a support role to the programs and services of the ministry. She brings past experience working for churches and ministries, as well as many years serving in adminsitrative support roles to our organization.