Former President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, Stuart currently serves as an Executive V.P. of the 1.3 million-member United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, as well as Director of the Legislative and Political Affairs Department. Appelbaum is a V.P. of the National AFL-CIO and a member of their Executive Council. He also currently serves as a V.P. of...

Celia Baldwin was moved to help RMM after listening to Richard preach at her church, Grace Episcopal on Hastings-on-Hudson in 2008. She joined the board in 2015. Celia is an educator at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx. As a CSA member, avid home cook and farmer’s market patron, she is committed to supporting RMM’s advocacy for fair labor standards for all NYS farmworkers. Celia...

Jennifer is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Long Island University, Post (LIU Post). She received her PhD in Sociology at UC Santa Barbara in 2008. After completing her PhD, she was a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Center for Nanotechnology in Society at UC Santa Barbara. Her research today focuses on the relationships between food, technology, gender, and resistance in Latin America and...

Karen Burke, CSJ, EdD is the Coordinator of Land Initiatives for the Congregation of the Sisters of St. Joseph, Brentwood, NY. S. Karen has a Doctoral Degree in Instructional Leadership, St. John's University, New York (1998) and an Advanced Certificate in Campus Sustainable Innovation, University of Vermont (2015). Sister Karen Burke is a former early childhood teacher, middle school educator...

Dan was ordained to the priesthood in June 2014 in the Diocese of California. He has served as Program Administrator at All Saints Company. A Masters of Divinity graduate from Church Divinity Schools of the Pacific (CDSP), he has been an active member of St. Aidan's Episcopal Church, San Francisco, Pastoral Associate at All Saints Episcopal Church, San Francisco and Vice President of Oasis...

Jasmin has been committed to RMM's Mission for decades, having grown up in the Overnight Leadership Camp as well as having graduated from the Youth Arts Group. Presently, Jasmin is a student at Orange Community College studying Child Development, and has been a Member of RMM's Board for over 10 years.

Sister Rosalie Carven is a Sister of St. Joseph of Brentwood (New York). During her 60 years of service, she has done varied ministries in teaching, social services, refugee services and congregational leadership. With a keen understanding of civic life and a talent for organizing, Rosalie has been doing justice for exploited and disenfranchised individuals with notable advocacy for recent...

Jazmin Chavez is a passionate Social Media Strategist living in New York City. A lawyer by trade, she focuses on social media and movement strategies for non-profit organizations, artists and small businesses across the nation. Currently she is the Social Media and Community Manager for the New York City Council and for the Office of the Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito.

The Rev. Julie Cicora was ordained an Episcopal priest in 2000. Prior to her ordination, she worked as a sales representative for Hewlett-Packard for 22 years calling on Computer resellers and distributors. Julie served three churches in the Diocese of Rochester before being called to work on the Bishop’s staff as Canon for Mission and Ministry. Her main responsibilities were transitions...

Rabbi Michael Feinberg is the Executive Director of The Greater New York Labor-Religion Coalition. The Coalition educates and engages the interfaith religious community on issues of worker rights and economic justice. A diverse, multi-ethnic organization with members in all five boroughs, its primary goal is build a sustainable, long-term alliance between faith community and labor movement in...

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