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
(co-chair)
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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.
Photo of Jean Hunt Jean Hunt
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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.
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 Fabricio Rodriguez Fabricio Rodriguez
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Fabricio is an organizer for POWER. Prior to that, he founded the local Restaurant Opportunities Center and the independent Philadelphia Security Officers Union.
Photo of Tswana Sewell Tswana Sewell Tswana is an event planner at the American Cancer Society, as well as the treasurer for Teenshop.  Her previous work includes improving quality of life and building wealth in urban communities.
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. In addition to being a board member, DJ also serves on Bread & Roses’ Community Grantmaking Committee.