The Rev. Dan E. Burner

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 California.

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Celia Baldwin

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 holds a Bachelors degree in English from Washington University in St. Louis, a Masters in Communication/Film from Stanford University, and an M.S. Ed from Bank Street College of Education.

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Canon Myra B. Garnes

Canon Myra B. Garnes is the Canon for Youth & Young Adult Ministries for the Diocese of Long Island. Prior to her arrival in NY, she was the Director of the Cathedral Scholars Program at the Washington National Cathedral in DC and also served as an Academic Class Dean and Director of Multicultural Education at the National Cathedral School in DC. She was installed as an Honorary Canon to the Cathedral of the Incarnation on September 26, 2015.

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The Rev. Margaret Peckham Clark

The Very Reverend Margaret A. Peckham Clark (Margo) has been the Rector of Trinity Episcopal Church in Roslyn, NY since 2003, and serves also as the Dean of North Nassau in the Episcopal Diocese of Long Island and as the Clerk of the Cathedral Chapter. She previously served as the Vice-Chancellor of the Diocese from 2006-2012. Margo is a graduate of the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, New York Law School and Hunter College.

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Sister Rosalie Carven, CSJ

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 immigrants. She is actively involved in educating and mobilizing her religious congregation to promote immigration reform and relief.

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Jennifer Brown - President of the Board

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 the United States. At LIU Post, she teaches courses on Food & Society, Environmental Sociology, Globalization, and Feminism.

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Stuart Appelbaum

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 the New York State AFL-CIO, and as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store International Union and Industry Benefit Funds.

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Jasmin Cariño

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.

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Dr. John 'Lory' Ghertner

Dr. John L. Ghertner, MD, was raised in the extremist south during the violent era of racial and religious warfare. He grew up watching his congregation rub swastikas off the Temple in Nashville, while his rabbi marched throughout the beginnings of the protest movement led by Martin Luther King, Jr. For the past 10 or so years, Lory has been working within the migrant community helping his wife film her acclaimed documentary, 'After I Pick the Fruit.' He spent that time understanding the life of those living in the shadows, hidden from our society.

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Joseph Kovacs

Joseph Kovacs is an independent contractor and consultant to custom woodworking suppliers. He has been in this industry for 40 years, working with architects, designers, and cabinet and furniture manufacturers. He has traveled the world extensively for new sources for the woodworking market. Joe is also an Alcohol and Substance Abuse Counselor intern. As a church elder, his passion is volunteer work including, among others, his role as a board member of Rural & Migrant Ministry.

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