Board Of Directors

Bread & Roses Community Fund’s Board of Directors is dynamic, energetic and creative group of people dedicated to promoting racial and economic justice organizing in the Delaware Valley. Click on a linked name below to read more about the people who volunteer their time to lead this organization.

Photo of Rick Baron Richard Baron
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Rick has worked for nearly 40 years in the community mental health field in Philadelphia and is a research associate at the University of Pennsylvania.
Photo of Denise Brown Denise Brown
(co-chair)
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Denise is the executive director of the Leeway Foundation, supporting art for social change.
Photo of Amy Laura Cahn Amy Laura Cahn
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Amy is a practicing attorney who is passionate about environmental stewardship, human rights and public health.
Photo of Jill Feldstein Jill Feldstein
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Jill is the director of the Penn Center for Community Health Workers, a growing organization that hires and trains residents of West and Southwest Philadelphia to support high-risk patients of Penn Medicine.
Elicia Gonzales portrait Elicia Gonzales
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Elicia Gonzales has worked in the social justice field for more than 19 years. She holds master’s degrees in social work and human sexuality education and is an adjunct professor for Widener University’s Center for Human Sexuality Studies.
Photo of Jean Hunt Jean Hunt      (co-chair)
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Jean has lived in Philadelphia since 1965 and has been active in a variety of struggles for justice: civil rights, the anti-war movement, the grape boycott, the women’s movement, and neighborhood organizing.
Photo of Jennifer Jordan Jennifer Jordan
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Jennifer is a consultant to state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid health plans, and safety net providers.
Photo of Andy Lamas Andy Lamas
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Andy was a founding board member of the Center for Community Self-Help in North Carolina and the Reinvestment Fund in Philly. He is a professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
 Trina Middleton portrait Trina Middleton
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Trina Middleton’s objective in life has always been to serve others. She is the director of the University of Pennsylvania alumni board services and also volunteers with organizations that focus on alumni, arts, and health care.
Photo of Leah Pillsbury Leah Pillsbury
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Leah is the capital campaign director for Farm & Wilderness, a nonprofit operating six summer camps and year-round educational programming. She is a member of Resource Generation.
Photo of Julia Stone Julia Stone
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Julia Stone is a microbiologist for the Philadelphia Water Department. Her social justice work has included organizing young people with wealth or class privilege to redistribute land, wealth, and power with Resource Generation and organizing tenants to fight back against unscrupulous landlords with Philly Socialists’ Solidarity Network.
Photo of DJ Thornton DJ Thornton
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DJ’s work focuses on education and economic development for low-income, low-wealth, and diverse communities, with a particular emphasis on children and young adults.