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Bread for the World

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  • Staff

    Nathan Askew

    Senior Manager of Administrative Services

    Contact Nathan 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Camille Brooks

    Information Systems Manager

    Contact Camille at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Stephanie Buggs

    Digital Communications and Marketing Specialist for Black Millennial Engagement

  • Staff

    Robyn Carter

    Development and Membership Services Coordinator

    Contact Robyn at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Latonya Carter

    Senior Human Resources Manager

    Contact Latonya at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Daren Caughron

    Art Simon Fellow

  • Staff

    Ana Ferrara

    Administrative Manager for Policy and Programs

    Contact Ana at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Chris Ford

    Deputy Director, Media Relations

    cford@bread.org
    202-688-1077
    520-904-0415 (mobile)

  • Staff

    Jennifer Gonzalez

    Managing Editor

    Contact Jennifer at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Marco Grimaldo

    Strategist for National Church Partner & Latino Communities

    Contact Marco at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    John Gross

    Senior Accountant

    Contact John at 202-639-9400

  • Fritz Gutwein is a member of Bread's donor relations team.
    Staff

    Fritz Gutwein

    Donor Relations

    Contact Fritz at 202-688-1096

    fgutwein@bread.org

  • Staff

    Stephen Hill

    Senior Business Officer

    Contact Stephen at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Chonya Johnson

    Senior Domestic Policy Analyst

    Contact Chonya at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Jackie Jones

    Internship Coordinator

    Contact Jackie at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Edward Lee

    Deputy Director, Digital Communications and Marketing

    Contact Edward at 202-639-9400

  • Sandy serves on Bread for the World's donor relations team.
    Staff

    Sandy Lindahl

    Donor Relations

    Contact Sandy at 202-246-8773 

    slindahl@bread.org

  • Staff

    Sergio Mata-Cisneros

    Policy Analyst

  • Staff

    Vince Mezzera

    Donor Relations and Legacy Giving

    Contact Vince at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Emily Morales

    Senior Manager, Digital Audience Engagement and Email Marketing

  • Staff

    Doreen Morrisey-Dowd

    Events Manager

  • Staff

    Jeff Nelson

    Director of Finance

    Contact Jeff at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Doug Puller

    Senior Manager for Design and Art

    Contact Doug at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Ryan Quinn

    Deputy Director, Government Relations

    Contact Ryan at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Justice Randolph

    Deputy Director of Membership and Development

    Contact Justice at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Lucretia Rodgers

    Project Manager for Government Relations and Organizing

    Contact Lucretia at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Gail Smith-Gliss

    Controller

    Contact Gail at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Jamie Thomas

    Strategic Advisor for Program Effectiveness

    Contact Jamie at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Judith Toni

    Senior Grants Officer

  • Staff

    Angelique Walker-Smith

    Strategist for Pan African and Orthodox Faith Communities

    Contact Angelique at 202/639-9400

  • Leadership

    Rev. David Beckmann

    President Emeritus

    Rev. David Beckmann led large-scale and successful campaigns to strengthen U.S. political commitment to overcome hunger. David served as president from 1991 to 2020.

  • Rev. Eugene Cho is president/CEO of Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Rev. Eugene Cho

    President/CEO

    Rev. Eugene Cho is president/CEO of Bread for the World. His passions involve leadership, justice, the intersection of faith and public life, and the pursuit of God’s Kingdom here on this earth.

  • Larisa Friesen Hall
    Leadership

    Larisa Friesen Hall

    Vice President for Development

    Larisa implements and leads a comprehensive development strategy for the organization, creating new programs and executing innovative fundraising initiatives to help Bread eliminate hunger in all its forms.  She is passionate about the spirituality of fundraising, excellence in nonprofit leadership, and a people lover and connector.

  • Matt Gross is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of  Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.
    Leadership, Regional Organizer

    Matt Gross

    Director of Organizing and Faith Engagement

    Matt is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

  • Eddie Kaufholz
    Leadership

    Eddie Kaufholz

    Director of Strategic Communications and Campaigns

    Eddie Kaufholz leads the communications team at Bread for the World, a non-partisan, Christian advocacy organization based in the U.S. that advocates for policy changes to end hunger.

  • Rev. Nancy Neal is the director of Church Relations
    Leadership

    Nancy Neal

    Minister for Spiritual Formation and Wellness

    Nancy leads a dynamic team of church leaders who build and maintain Bread’s national relationships with a racially and theologically diverse portfolio of denominations and church organizations.

  • Delma Plummer is Vice President for Finance and Administration
    Leadership

    Delma Plummer

    Vice President for Finance and Administration

    Delma oversees finance, human resources, database management, computer support services, and facilities. She also supports the Finance, Audit and Investment Committees of the Board.

  • Heather Taylor is Director of Strategic Communications & Campaigns at Bread for the World
    Leadership

    Heather Taylor

    Managing Director

    Heather oversees Bread’s public policy and program divisions and operations. She is passionate about developing communications and advocacy strategies to organize and inspire faith communities, policymakers, and partners to engage in our mission to end hunger.

  • Leadership

    Heather Valentine

    Director of Government Relations

    Heather leads Bread's work in developing and articulating positions on public policy, legislative goals, and lobbying strategies for achieving its goals with Congress and the administration.

  • Institute

    Abiola Afolayan

    Senior International Policy Advisor

    Contact Abiola at 202-639-9400

  • Institute

    Michele Learner

    Managing Editor

  • Institute

    Todd Post

    Senior Editor, Hunger Report

  • Institute

    Jordan Teague

    Interim Director for Policy Analysis and Coalition Building

  • Regional Organizer

    Cheri Andes

    Regional Organizer for the Northeast

  • Rev. Patricia Case, Indiana State Organizer
    Regional Organizer

    Rev. Patricia Case

    Regional Organizer

    State served: Indiana

    317-679-0176

    pcase@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Lupe Conchas

    Regional Organizer

    States served: Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas

    520-815-7510

    lconchas@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Florence French Fagan

    Regional Organizer

    State served: Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia

    561-223-5944

    ffrench@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    David Gist

    State Organizer

    State served: California

    240-767-4120

    dgist@bread.org

  • Matt Gross is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of  Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.
    Leadership, Regional Organizer

    Matt Gross

    Director of Organizing and Faith Engagement

    Matt is the lead staff responsible for the implementation of Bread’s mobilizing and organizing strategy across our national leadership network.

  • Regional Organizer

    Clark Hansen

    Regional Organizer

    States served: Alaska, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

    509-264-1214

    chansen@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Rosa Saavedra

    State Organizer

    States served: North Carolina

    919-827-7616

    rsaavedra@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Zach Schmidt

    Regional Organizer

    States served: Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Wisconsin

    312-890-3610

    zschmidt@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Nicole Schmidt

    Regional Organizer

    States served: Michigan, Ohio

    440-787-1141

    nschmidt@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Min. Dave Street

    Deputy Director of Organizing and Faith Engagement

    States served: Connecticut, Delaware, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont

    Lead staff responsible for organizing strategy in Northeast and Southeast Regions.

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