Board of Directors

  • Board of Directors

    John Carr

    Chair of the Board

    John Carr is chair of the board. He is the founder and director of the Initiative on Catholic Social Thought and Public Life at Georgetown University. 

  • Board of Directors

    Heather Hardinger

    Vice Chair of the Board

    Heather Hardinger is director of workforce strategy and programs at Taney County Partnership, a public-private partnership for economic development in southwest Missouri. 

  • Board of Directors

    Carlos Malavé

    Secretary of the Board

    Rev. Carlos Malavé is executive director of Christian Churches Together in the USA, an ecumenical forum of churches and Christian organizations from all the families of U.S. Christianity.

  • Board of Directors

    Michael Martin

    Treasurer of the Board

    Dr. Mike Martin is treasurer of the board. Martin is an internal medicine specialist. 

  • Board of Directors

    Victor Adamo

    Vic Adamo is a community volunteer and retired president of ProAssurance Corporation. 

  • Board of Directors

    Edith Avila Olea

    Edith Avila Olea is policy manager for the Illinois Coalition for Immigrant & Refugee Rights.

  • Board of Directors

    Doug Beacham

    Bishop Doug Beacham is general superintendent of the International Pentecostal Holiness Church. 

  • Board of Directors

    Beth Bostrom

    Rev. Beth Bostrom is director of spiritual formation and chaplain at Metropolitan Ministries, which addresses homelessness through prevention services and self-sufficiency shelter programs. Bostrom chairs the board’s Governance Committee.

  • Board of Directors

    Richard Coll

    Richard Coll is director of the office of domestic social development for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. 

  • Board of Directors

    Chris Coons

    Senator Chris Coons is a U.S. Senator from Delaware (Democrat). He serves as an honorary member of Bread for the World’s board of directors. 

  • Board of Directors

    Bob Dole

    Senator Bob Dole is the former majority leader of the U.S. Senate and former Republican candidate for president of the United States. 

  • Board of Directors

    Tim Dunbar

    Tim Dunbar is executive vice president and chief investment officer of Principal Financial Group.

  • Board of Directors

    Jeremy Everett

    Jeremy Everett is the founder and executive director of the Texas Hunger Initiative, a capacity-building, anti-hunger project within Baylor University.

  • Board of Directors

    Claire Gholston

    Claire Gholston is a Bread for the World activist. 

  • Board of Directors

    Mike Goorhouse

    Mike Goorhouse is president and CEO of the Community Foundation of the Holland/Zeeland Area.

  • Board of Directors

    Jeffrey Haggray

    Dr. Jeffrey Haggray is executive director of the American Baptist Churches Home Mission Society.

  • Board of Directors

    Tom Hart

    Tom Hart is North American executive director of ONE.

  • Board of Directors

    John Hendrix

    John Hendrix is managing director in the Investment Banking Group at Sandler O’Neill and Partners, LP.

  • Board of Directors

    Susan Henry-Crowe

    Rev. Susan Henry-Crowe is general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church. 

  • Board of Directors

    Lawrence Kirby, II

    Rev. Lawrence L. Kirby, II is pastor of The Acts Church of Kenosha.

  • Board of Directors

    Jo Anne Lyon

    Rev. Dr. Jo Anne Lyon is Ambassador of the Wesleyan Church.

  • Board of Directors

    Allison Mark

    Rev. Allison Mark is senior pastor of Faith United Methodist Church in Torrance, California.

  • Board of Directors

    Jim McGovern

    Representative Jim McGovern is U.S. Representative from Massachusetts.

  • Board of Directors

    David Miner

    David Miner is projects chair and board member of the Indy Hunger Network.

  • Board of Directors

    Beverly Mitchell

    Dr. Beverly Mitchell is professor of Historical Theology at Wesley Theological Seminary. 

  • Board of Directors

    William Moore

    William Moore is executive director of The Eleanor Crook Foundation.

  • Board of Directors

    Jerry Moran

    Senator Jerry Moran is U.S. Senator from Kansas.

  • Board of Directors

    Carol Myers

    ​Carol Myers has been a Bread supporter since 1975. In a previous term on Bread’s board, she served as vice chair and on a committee to establish the endowment.

  • Board of Directors

    Richard Pates

    Bishop Richard Pates is the Bishop of Des Moines.

  • Board of Directors

    Dawn Pierce

    Dawn Pierce is a licensed practical nurse and community advocate, as well as a sought-after presenter and community educator.

  • Board of Directors

    Katherine Pringle

    Kate Pringle is Partner, Litigation Department, at Freidman, Kaplan, Seiler, & Adelman, LLP, where she serves as general counsel and advises the firm on matters of conflicts and ethics. She is chair of the board’s Development Committee.

  • Board of Directors

    Lawrence Reddick

    Bishop Lawrence Reddick is Senior Bishop of the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church.

  • Board of Directors

    Frank Madison Reid, III

    The Right Rev. Frank Madison Reid III is the ecumenical officer for the African Methodist Episcopal Church as well as Presiding Prelate of the Third Episcopal District, serving as Bishop for Ohio, West Virginia, and the western part of Pennsylvania. 

  • Board of Directors

    Amy Reumann

    Rev. Amy Reumann is Director of Advocacy for the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

  • Board of Directors

    Joyce Rothermel

    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.

  • Board of Directors

    Art Simon

    President emeritus and founder

    Rev. Art Simon is president emeritus and founder of Bread for the World.

  • Board of Directors

    Frances Simpson Allen

    Frances Simpson-Allen is Programme Management Officer in the Office of the Secretary-General's Envoy on Youth at the United Nations.

  • Board of Directors

    Fernando Tamara

    Rev. Fernando Tamara is pastor of Hispanic Ministries at Orange County First Assembly. 

  • Board of Directors

    Bob Terry

    Dr. Bobby S. Terry served for 23 years as president and editor of The Alabama Baptist. 

  • Board of Directors

    Sharon Thornberry

    ​Sharon Thornberry is rural communities liaison at Columbia Gorge Food Bank.

  • Board of Directors

    Kate Weaver

    ​Kate Weaver is associate professor of public affairs at the University of Texas’s Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs. 

from our Resource Library

For Education

  • Election Resources

    One of the best times to raise the issues of hunger and poverty is during election campaigns. Engage candidates in your state/district on hunger and poverty using our elections resources.
  • Racially Equitable Responses to Hunger During COVID-19 and Beyond

    By Marlysa D. Gamblin and Kathleen King

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture defines food insecurity as when a person or household does not have regular, reliable access to the foods needed for good health. Black, Indigenous, and Other People of Color (BIPOC) have historically had higher...

  • Fact Sheet: COVID-19 Global Pandemic, Better Nutrition Protects Lives

    With the coronavirus now spreading in low-resource contexts and new waves of infection expected in the coming year, better nutrition for vulnerable people is more important than ever.

For Faith

  • Finding Hope, Ending Hunger on Both Sides of the Border: A Bilingual Latino Devotional

    Devotional writers challenge us to feel the Spirit of God within us and to hear God’s urgent call to demand justice so all can put food on the table.
  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    “As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him and established in faith.” These words from Colossians 2:6 remind us of the faith that is active in love for our neighbors.

    The Bible on...

  • Unity Declaration on Racism and Poverty

    A diverse body of Christian leaders calls on the churches and Congress to focus on the integral connection.

    Dear Members of Congress,

    As the president and Congress are preparing their plans for this year, almost 100 church leaders—from all the families of U.S. Christianity—are...

For Advocacy


African at Heart

November 22, 2019


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