Staff and Experts

Bread for the World

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  • Staff

    Jane Adams

    Domestic Policy Analyst

    Contact Jane at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Taylor Amos

    International Policy Analyst

    Contact Taylor at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Karyn Bigelow

    Policy Analyst

    Contact Karyn at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Sonora Bostian-Posner

    Project Manager for Digital Communications

    Contact Sonora at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Camille Brooks

    Manager of Information Systems

    Contact Camille at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Kari Burnside

    Deputy Director for Development and Membership

    Contact Kari at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Latonya Carter

    Senior Human Resources and Administrative Services Specialist

    Contact Latonya at 202/639-9400

  • LaVida Davis is director of organizing and grassroots capacity building. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Leadership, Regional Organizer

    LaVida Davis

    Director of Organizing and Grassroots Capacity Building

    LaVida leads Bread’s work in building and supporting Bread’s grassroots network.

  • Staff

    Porshia Everett

    Project Manager for Policy and Programs

    Contact Porshia at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Chris Ford

    Senior Manager, Media Relations

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

  • Staff

    Hans Friedhoff

    Senior Manager for Digital Communications

    Contact Hans at 202/688-1097

  • Staff

    Dulce Gamboa

    Associate for Latino Relations

    Contact Dulce at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    José García

    Senior Advisor for Prayer and Strategic Initiatives

    Contact José at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Esteban García

    Media Relations Specialist

    egarcia@bread.org
    202/688-1138
    323/219-9516 (mobile)

    Languages spoken: Spanish, Portuguese, French, English

  • Regional Organizer

    David Gist

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Arizona, California, Hawaii

    626/568-3233

    dgist@bread.org

  • Staff

    Jennifer Gonzalez

    Managing Editor

    Contact Jennifer at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Marco Grimaldo

    Senior Associate for Latino Engagement

    Contact Marco at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    John Gross

    Senior Accountant

    Contact John at 202/639-9400

  • Regional Organizer

    Matt Gross

    Deputy Director

    Focus areas: midwest and western regions

    312/731-6492

    mgross@bread.org

  • Alliance to End Hunger

    Ambassador Tony Hall

    Executive Director Emeritus, Alliance to End Hunger

  • Regional Organizer

    Clark Hansen

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Idaho, Nevada, Utah, Washington

    509/264-1214

    chansen@bread.org

  • Staff

    Stephen Hill

    Senior Manager of Business Operations

    Contact Stephen at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Stephen Hitchcock

    Senior Manager of Special Projects

    Contact Stephen at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Lou Hostler

    Senior Manager of Administrative and Financial Services

    Contact Lou at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Jackie Jones

    Internship Coordinator

    Contact Jackie at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Sandy Lindahl

    Donor Relations

    Focus areas: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Wisconsin

    Contact Sandy at 202/246-8773 

    slindahl@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Rev. Daniel Lizarraga

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Oklahoma, Texas

    210/862-2835

    dlizarraga@bread.org

  • Staff

    Kesi Marcano-Collier

    Donor Relations

    Focus areas:Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas

    Contact Kesi at 202/491-7819

    kmarcano@bread.org

  • Staff

    Rose Mason

    Development and Membership Services Associate

    Contact Rose at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Christine Meléndez Ashley

    Deputy Director

    Contact Christine at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Vince Mezzera

    Leadership and Major Giving Manager

    Contact Vince at 202/639-9400

  • Alliance to End Hunger

    Rebecca Middleton

    Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger

  • Staff

    Tyion Miller

    Coordinator for Organizing and Grassroots Capacity Building

    Contact Tyion at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Joseph Molieri

    Multimedia Manager

    Contact Joseph at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Joanne Nazarian

    Donor Relations

    Focus areas: Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming

    Contact Joanne at 626/806-4641

    jnazarian@bread.org

  • Staff

    Nancy Neal

    Interim Director for Church Relations

    Contact Nancy at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Jeff Nelson

    Director of Finance

    Contact Jeff at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    LaTarsha Pelham

    Staff Accountant

    Contact LaTarsha at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Doug Puller

    Design and Art Manager

    Contact Doug at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Ryan Quinn

    Senior International Policy Analyst

    Contact Ryan at 202/639-9400

  • Regional Organizer

    Sheena Rolle

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: New Jersey, Pennsylvania

    813/728-1867 

    srolle@gmail.com

  • Staff

    Joanne Ruddy

    Associate Manager, Membership Resources

    Contact Joanne at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Laurie Rumpf

    Donor Relations

    Focus areas: Connecticut, Florida, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Vermont

    Contact Laurie at 202/489-4714

    lrumpf@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Zach Schmidt

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Wisconsin

    312/890-3610

    zschmidt@bread.org

     

  • Regional Organizer

    Nicole Schmidt

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Michigan, Ohio

    216/551-6942

    nschmidt@bread.org

  • Alliance to End Hunger

    Jennifer Simpson

    Project Manager

    Contact Jennifer at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Gail Smith-Gliss

    Controller

    Contact Gail at 202/639-9400

  • Regional Organizer

    Robin Stephenson

    Regional Organizer / Social Media Lead

    Focus areas: Portland and Seaside, Oregon

    503/806-3698

    rstephenson@bread.org

  • Regional Organizer

    Min. David Street

    Deputy Director

    Focus areas: eastern and southern regions

    202/570-5226

    dstreet@bread.org

  • Staff

    Jamie Thomas

    Executive Assistant to the President

    Contact Jamie at 202/639-9400

Bread for the World Institute

  • Asma Lateef is director of Bread for the World institute. Photo by Joe Molieri / Bread for the World
    Institute, Leadership

    Asma Lateef

    Director

    Asma oversees the Institute’s research, analysis, and education on policy issues related to U.S. and global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty.

  • Institute

    Michele Learner

    Associate Editor

  • Institute

    Todd Post

    Senior Editor, Hunger Report

  • Institute

    Lucretia Rodgers

    Institute Program Coordinator

  • Institute

    Derek Schwabe

    Research Associate

  • Institute

    Jordan Teague

    International policy analyst for food security and nutrition

  • Institute

    Marlysa Thomas

    Domestic Advisor for Policy and Programs, Specific Populations

  • Institute

    Judith Toni

    Grants Manager

  • Institute

    Faustine Wabwire

    Senior Foreign Assistance Policy Analyst

  • Institute

    Cynthia Woodside

    Senior Domestic Policy Analyst

Tools
from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • The Bible on Health as a Hunger Issue

    A brief examination of the biblical approach to health as a hunger issue.

    Includes an introduction to the issue, a Scriptural reflection, practical actions you can take, and a prayer.

  • Bread Newsletter January 2016

    In this issue: Another Great Year for Bread; Catholics Begin Observance of Holy Year of Mercy; Serving on ‘God’s Wave Length’ for 39 Years; and more.
     

  • Interfaith Religious Leaders’ Pledge to End Hunger

    A wide array of the nation’s faith leaders have come together on the eve of Pope Francis’ arrival in the United States to commit ourselves to encourage our communities to work for the end of hunger by 2030 and, toward that end, for a shift in U.S. national priorities.

    We are deeply pleased...

For Advocacy

  • Grassroots Advocacy Toolkit

    A set of how-to sheets for carrying out advocacy and fact sheets on the current issues Bread for the World is working on.

    For new and current Bread grassroots hunger activists.

    Ideal as a starter toolkit for new Bread activists or as a set of updates for current activists.

    ...

  • The State of Black Poverty: A Pan-African Millennial Perspective on Ending Hunger by 2030

    Over the past year and a half, about two-dozen young adults from the United States and countries in Africa and the Caribbean, have gathered virtually and in person to reflect on the effects of hunger and poverty in black communities. The working group has been considering socio-political and...

  • Fact Sheet: The Hunger-Medicaid Connection

    Congress is considering proposals that would jeopardize healthcare coverage for millions of poor and near-poor adults and children. 

    The bill under consideration, the American Health Care Act, would gut...