Jennifer Jordan is a policy wonk who’s passionate about health equity, social transformation, and data analysis. She has worked in a variety of settings, including labor unions and state agencies. Jennifer is a consultant to state Medicaid agencies, Medicaid health plans, and safety net providers. While her paid work is currently focused outside the Philadelphia region, she sees serving on the board of Bread & Roses as an opportunity to invest her time, talents, and resources in supporting social change in her community. Jennifer lives in South Philadelphia with her partner, Rose, and their son, Levi.
DJ Thornton is a not-for-profit leader with a Master of Business Administration degree and 15 of years of experience in community development. His expertise includes operations, communications and public relations, financial management, and volunteer leadership. 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. DJ is a mentor to African-American male high school students and volunteers with several community organizations throughout the area. DJ is a dad, a coach, and a fan of the underdog.
Jill Feldstein is a longtime community organizer with experience leading coalitions to win resources for low-income families, registering and mobilizing tens of thousands of voters, and developing the skills of community members to lead campaigns. She 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. Jill believes that Bread & Roses is a unique grassroots institution in the Philadelphia region and is excited to help sustain vital movements and cultivate the next generation of organizing leadership.