Staff and Experts

Bread for the World

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  • Staff

    Jane Adams

    Domestic Policy Analyst

    Contact Jane at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Nathan Askew

    Administrative Manager for the Managing Director

    Contact Nathan 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Karyn Bigelow

    Policy Analyst

    Contact Karyn 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

  • Staff

    Chris Ford

    Senior Manager, Media Relations
    520/904-0415 (mobile)

  • Regional Organizer

    Florence French

    Regional Organizer

    Focus area: Florida


  • 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

  • Regional Organizer

    David Gist

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Arizona, California, Hawaii


  • 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

  • Regional Organizer

    Matt Gross

    Interim Co-Director

    Focus areas: midwest and western regions


  • Staff

    John Gross

    Senior Accountant

    Contact John at 202/639-9400

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

    Fritz Gutwein

    Donor Relations

    Focus areas: Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington, D.C., West Virginia

    Contact Fritz at 202-688-1096

  • 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


  • 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

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

    Sandy Lindahl

    Donor Relations

    Focus areas: Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania (Western), Wisconsin

    Contact Sandy at 202-246-8773

  • Kesi Marcano-Collier is a member of Bread for the World's donor relations team.

    Kesi Marcano-Collier

    Donor Relations

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

    Contact Kesi at 202-491-7819

  • 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

    Donor Relations

    Contact Vince at 202-639-9400

    Focus areas: Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Wyoming; Stock gifts, Legacy gifts

  • Alliance to End Hunger

    Rebecca Middleton

    Executive Director, Alliance to End Hunger

  • Staff

    Genevieve Mougey

    Senior National Associate for Roman Catholic Engagement

    Contact Genevieve at 202-639-9400

  • 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

  • Staff

    Justice Randolph

    Project Manager, Church Relations

    Contact Justice at 202-639-9400

  • Staff

    Joanne Ruddy

    Associate Manager, Membership Resources

    Contact Joanne at 202-639-9400

  • Laurie Rumpf is a member of Bread for the World's donor relations team.

    Laurie Rumpf

    Donor Relations

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

    Contact Laurie at 202-489-4714

  • Regional Organizer

    Zach Schmidt

    Regional Organizer

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



  • Regional Organizer

    Nicole Schmidt

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Michigan, Ohio


  • Staff

    Gail Smith-Gliss


    Contact Gail at 202/639-9400

  • Regional Organizer

    Robin Stephenson

    Regional Organizer / Social Media Lead

    Focus areas: Portland and Seaside, Oregon


  • Regional Organizer

    Min. David Street

    Interim Co-Director

    Focus areas: eastern and southern regions


  • Staff

    Jamie Thomas

    Executive Assistant to the President

    Contact Jamie at 202/639-9400

  • Regional Organizer

    Margaret Tran

    Regional Organizer

    Focus areas: Connecticut, New York


  • Staff

    Angelique Walker-Smith

    Senior Associate for Pan-African and Orthodox Church Engagement

    Contact Angelique at 202/639-9400

  • Staff

    Catherine Wallwork

    Project Manager for Digital Fundraising

    Contact Catherine 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


    Asma oversees the Institute’s research, analysis, and education on policy issues related to U.S. and global hunger, malnutrition, and poverty. She served previously as director of policy and programs for Citizens for Global Solutions.

  • Institute

    Michele Learner

    Associate Editor

  • Institute

    Todd Post

    Senior Editor, Hunger Report

  • Institute

    Lucretia Rodgers

    Institute Program Coordinator

  • 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

from our Resource Library

For Education

For Faith

  • 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...

  • In Times Like These … A Pan-African Christian Devotional for Public Policy Engagement

    This devotional guide invites deepened relationship with and among Pan-Af­rican people and elected leaders in the mission to end hunger and poverty.

  • Sermon by David Beckmann at Duke University Chapel

    Remarks delivered October 1, 2017 at Duke University Chapel in Chapel Hill in North Carolina.

    Thank you for inviting me to preach here at Duke University Chapel. And I especially want to thank the Bread for the World members who have come this morning.

    Bruce Puckett urged...

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.


  • U.S. Hunger and Poverty State Fact Sheets

    These fact sheets provide a snapshot of hunger and poverty in the United States and in each state plus Washington, D.C. 

  • Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2017

    Unnecessarily long prison sentences, combined with the lack of rehabilitative programs for people in prison, exacerbate hunger, poverty, and existing inequalities.

    Overly harsh mandatory minimum prison sentences have contributed to the rapid increase of our country’s prison population. The...


Changing Climate, Changing Farmers

February 7, 2017


From the Blog