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Jeannine Otis, RMM’s Music Director has become an important ally in our quest for farmworker justice in NYS. Jeannine has produced RMM’s Voices of Hope CD and leads the music programming at the Overnight Leadership Camp and our Annual Rural Women’s Conference. As a songwriter, singer, actress, and recording artist, she moves from style to style. She has worked with Grover Washington,
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Born in Ivory Coast, Francklyne immigrated at the age of 14. She attended Saint John Fisher College where she majored in International Studies and minors in French, Spanish and Women and Gender Studies. After facing and observing some injustices on campus, Francklyne and her three close friends decided to form a Black Students Union Committee to fight and educate students and staff members on...

Rev. Katherine Pater serves as Associate Pastor of Mission, Outreach, and Church Families at Hitchcock Presbyterian Church in Scarsdale, NY. She holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin with a double major in Political Science and Religious Studies. After receiving her Masters of Divinity from Harvard Divinity School, she was ordained to serve a small ecumenical mission in rural El...

Librada Paz, born in Oaxaca, Mexico, came to the United States of America at 15, to seek a better future. Librada worked on a farm when she first arrived, then migrated up and down the east coast for 3 years picking fruits and vegetables. She worked on farms for over 10 years while attending school, earning a BA in Mechanical Engineering from the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)...

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...

Michael Phillips currently serves as the Vicar of Trinity Episcopal Church in Saugerties, NY. He has been involved with RMM since 1995 and sees this ministry as central to living out the gospel. He has served parishes in Poughkeepsie, Manhattan, suburban Chicago, and the Pacific Northwest. He has been active in the Diocese of New York through the Hispanic Commission, Campus Ministry...

The Reverend Canon Robert A. Picken has been Rector of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Rochester since 2014. A native of Long Island and ordained in 2006, he has served congregations in Brooklyn and Garden City, New York. He is a graduate of the Catholic University of America and the General Theological Seminary. Rob became acquainted with the work of RMM during his time in Long Island and is...

María del Mar Piedrabuena is an award-winning multimedia journalist, editor and publisher. She is the founder and publisher of Tu Prensa Local, a local Spanish news site on the East End of Long Island. She is also a reporter for RiverheadLOCAL and a contributor of Voices of New York. Maria has over 10 years of experience working as a journalist. She is passionate about local journalism and...

Born in Peru, Angel immigrated at the age of 15. While attending Nassau Community College as an undocumented student, Angel joined the Dreamer movement fighting to pass the NY Dream Act. Angel’s main mission as a student advocate was to educate, motivate and create awareness about current issues affecting immigrant students, by speaking at different Conferences, High Schools, and Universities...

Noemi joins RMM's staff and worker Council at the Center of Alliance, Solidarity, and Accompaniment (CASA) in Riverhead, after years of community organizing in the area. Noemi says: "I am a survivor of domestic violence, which is the reason I am involved in advocacy for women's rights. I use my voice to help more women fight for their own rights. RMM gave me the opportunity to help on this...

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