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Board of Directors

Sandra Joireman, Chair
Wheaton, Ill.

Associate professor and Chair of Politics and International Relations, Wheaton College. Has conducted research and written extensively on property rights and legal development. Activist on Africa and HIV/AIDS issues. Co-chair of the DuPage Global AIDS Action Network. Mennonite.

Martha Ward, Vice Chair
Chair, Administration Committee
Seattle, Wash.

Community volunteer to reduce hunger and homelessness. Longtime Bread member, activist, and event organizer in Minneapolis and Seattle. Presbyterian.

Elizabeth Henry, Secretary
Oakland, Calif.

Community development coordinator, Arkansas Children’s Hospital; manages online fundraising and social media strategies. Former fundraising assistant at Arkansas Children’s Hospital; former organizer at the East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable Economy; and former member of the Lutheran Volunteer Corps. Bread activist. Developed a service learning course on hunger and food justice at Davidson College. Summer intern for Youth and Young Adult Division of Episcopalians for Global Reconciliation. Episcopalian.

Derick Dailey, Secretary
Blytheville, Ark./New Haven, Conn.

Student, Hofstra Law School, Hempstead, N Y. Member, 2013 Global Ecumenical Theological Institute-North America.

Bob Terry, Treasurer
Also Chair, Finance Committee
Birmingham, Ala.

Publisher and editor of "The Alabama Baptist." Executive director, Association of State Baptist Papers. Chair of Communications, Baptist World Alliance. Member, Baptist World Alliance Executive Committee. Former pastor in Mississippi and Kentucky. Active in hunger relief efforts in Kentucky, Missouri, and Alabama. Southern Baptist.

David Beckmann, President
Washington, D.C.

President of Bread for the World since 1991, leading large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger and poverty in the country and around the world. World Food Prize laureate.

Art Simon, President Emeritus
Bowie, Md.

President emeritus and founder of Bread for the World. Former director, Washington office of Christian Children's Fund. Former pastor, Trinity Lutheran Church, Lower East Side of NYC. Lutheran.

Spencer Bachus
Birmingham, Ala.

U.S. Representative from Alabama (Republican). Chairman, House Financial Services Committee. Southern Baptist.

Deborah Blue
Chicago, Ill.

Executive Minister, Department of Compassion, Mercy, and Justice, Evangelical Covenant Church.

Dayna Cade
Washington, D.C.

President, DC Strategies, Inc.

John Carr
Cheverly, Md.

Fellow, Institute of Politics, Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. Washington correspondent, America magazine. Founder, Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life, Georgetown University. Former executive director, Dept. of Justice, Peace and Human Development, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Former director, National Committee for Full Employment and White House Conference on Families. Board member, Alliance to End Hunger. Roman Catholic.

Walter Contreras
Los Angeles, Calif.

Director, Hispanic Church Planning and Outreach for the Pacific South West Conference region of the Evangelical Covenant Church.

Ronald Cunningham
Dallas, Texas

Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church and presiding prelate of the Eighth Episcopal District.

Bob Dole
Washington, D.C.

Former Republican candidate for president. Honorary co-chair, Alliance to End Hunger. United Methodist.

Dick Durbin
Springfield, Ill.

U.S. Senator from Illinois (Democrat). Assistant Majority Leader of the U.S. Senate. Roman Catholic.

Ruth Farrell
Louisville, Ky.

Coordinator for the Presbyterian Hunger Program. Presbyterian Church (USA).

Yesenia García
Washington, D.C.

Communications coordinator, 1,000 Days.

Michael Gerson
Alexandria, Va.

Senior Advisor to ONE, syndicated columnist for the Washington Post, and author of "Heroic Conservatism."

Fred Groos
Stevens Point, Wisc.

Family physician at Family Health/La Clinica de los Campesinos, the only migrant health center in Wisconsin.

Gerald Kolschowsky
Downers Grove, Ill.

Former chairman and Co-CEO of OSI Group, LLC. Helped establish Center for Sustainable Rural Livelihoods at Iowa State University. Lutheran.

Leonard Lovett
Alexandria, Va.

First Executive Director of Ecumenical Relations and Urban Affairs for the Church of God in Christ.

Denis Madden
Baltimore, Md.

Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Baltimore; serves as the urban vicar. Catholic.

Megan Marsh
Colorado Springs, Colo.

Compassion International project and support specialist working to release children from poverty through holistic development. Bread for the World activist.

Terry Meehan
New York, N.Y.

Chairman, Azimuth Investment Management, LLC.

David Miner
Indianapolis, Ind.

Recently retired from position as a senior executive for Eli Lilly's animal health division in Indianapolis. Supporter of Bread for the World for more than 25 years at the local and national levels as an advocate, local organizer, national board member, financial supporter, and consultant. Active locally in Christian education and spiritual development.

Carol Myers
Holland, Mich.

Bread supporter since 1975. Former Bread for the World congressional district coordinator. Creator and editor of stnicholascenter.org. Episcopalian.

Carlos Navarro
Chair, Advocacy Strategy Committee
Albuquerque, N.M.

Volunteer state coordinator for Bread New Mexico. Writer/editor for Latin America Data Base at the University of New Mexico. Roman Catholic.

Donna Neste
Minneapolis, Minn.

Hunger activist and Bread member since 1978. Coordinator of neighborhood ministries at Mount Olive Lutheran Church. Lutheran.

Maureen O’Leary
New York, N.Y.

Retired psychotherapist in private practice. Roman Catholic.

Chang Park
Chair, Development Committee
New York, N.Y.

Founder and CEO, Universal Remote Control, Inc. Interdenominational – Methodist, United Church of Christ, American Baptist.

Devita Parnell
Lilburn, Ga.

Missional Resources Specialist, Cooperative Baptist Fellowship.

Jonathan Reyes
Washington, .D.C

Executive director, Department of Justice, Peace, and Human Development at the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. Roman Catholic.

Daniel Rift
Oak Park, Ill.

Director of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America World Hunger and Disaster Appeal. Presbyterian.

Greg Shaw
Seattle, Wash.

Publisher/CEO Crosscut Seattle. Episcopalian.

William Shaw
Chair, Faith and Public Policy Committee
Philadelphia, Pa.

Pastor of White Rock Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Commissioner, U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.

Malcolm Street
Chair, Governance Committee
Fort Worth, Texas

35-year owner and operator of assisted living communities for the frail elderly. Presbyterian.

Peace Sullivan
Miami Beach, Fla.

Bread for the World member and event host in Florida and South Carolina. Retired psychotherapist.

Sharon Thornberry
Philomath, Ore.

Community food systems manager, Oregon Food Bank. Bread for the World activist. United Methodist.

Elaine VanCleave
Nashville, Tenn.

Served as the volunteer district organizer for Bread in Birmingham, Ala., for 15 years. Recently relocated to Nashville where she continues to work as a grassroots activist for Bread for the World and volunteer for other anti-poverty organizations.

Jim Winkler
Washington, D.C.

General Secretary/President of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA.

The Board has invited the President Emeritus, the Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger, the chair of the Audit Committee, the chair of the Investment Subcommittee, and the chair and members of the Development Committee to participate in Board meetings without vote.

Art Simon
Bowie, MD

Founder and President Emeritus, Bread for the World.

Tony Hall
Alexandria, VA

Executive Director of the Alliance to End Hunger.

Joe Martingale
New York, NY

Chair, Audit Committee.

Robert L. Cahill, Jr.
New York, NY

Chair, Investment Subcommittee. Member, Development Committee.

Judith Andrews
Houston, TX

Member, Development Committee.

Rich Andrews
Houston, TX

Member, Development Committee and Investment Subcommittee.

Patricia Ayres
Austin, TX

Member, Development Committee.

Robert Ayres
Austin, TX

Member, Development Committee.

William Crook
Corpus Christi, TX

Member, Development Committee.

John Driscoll
Stamford, CT

Member, Development Committee.

Leota Ester
Evanston, IL

Member, Development Committee.

Maurice L. "Rusty" Goldsmith
Birmingham, AL

Member, Development Committee.

Michael Martin
San Francisco, CA

Member, Development Committee.

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