Joyce Rothermel is a community activist. She co-chairs the SW PA Bread for the World chapter, brings groups to Bread ‘s June Advocacy Summits, and provides advice to Institute research. Before retiring in 2011, Rothermel co-founded and served as CEO of the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, where she oversaw the annual distribution of millions of pounds of food to struggling families. Her experience evinces the combined power of direct service with advocacy and research. Rothermel holds a Bachelor of Science from Saint John College, a Master of Science in Education from the University of Dayton, and honorary doctorates from Seton Hill and LaRoche Universities. She is Roman Catholic. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.