Jessica García is Assistant to the President of the Retail, Wholesale Department Store Union (RWDSU), UFCW, a national labor union representing workers along the food supply chain, as well as workers in non-food retail and healthcare. She previously served as Deputy Political Director for the RWDSU, where she worked to advance the union’s legislative and political agendas. Prior, she served as...

Laura Garcia, Overnight Summer Camp and Youth Arts Group alumni is the Newburgh Enlarged City School District Family and Community Engagement Coordinator. She is the Founder of Dreamers with No Borders, a group of young adults whose Mission is to educate and empower the Latino, undocumented and migrant community in the Hudson Valley through the attainment of higher education and civic...

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...

Annette Jiménez Gleason joined the staff of the Rochester Area Community Foundation in November 2018. As program officer for vitality, Annette oversees grantmaking and leadership in the areas of arts and culture, historical preservation, and successful aging. Previously, she worked as a reporter for El Mensejaro Católico, a publication of the Catholic Courier, for 13 years.

The Rev. Gerald W. Keucher is the priest-in-charge of St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Brooklyn NY. He is the author of three books on church leadership and finances. He lives on Staten Island NY.

Jane Konitz is a retired Christian Educator having worked for the New Hackensack Reformed Church, Wappingers Falls, NY for 27 years. She is a Certified Associate in Ministry for Christian Education of the Reformed Church in America, and was the RCA's representative to the formation committee of Rural & Migrant Ministry. Jane served as RMM's first secretary and has served on the Board of...

Alan B. Lubin, New York State United Teachers’ (NYSUT) former executive vice president serving from 1993 to 2010, helped guide the union's massive political mobilization and legislative efforts. He came to Albany after 26 years as an educator and elected leader of the United Federation of Teachers, NYSUT's affiliate in New York City. He served from 1995 to 2010 as a vice president of the...

Roger Markovics has worked as a community organizer in Albany, NY, since 1970, in a job sharing arrangement with his wife, Maria, through Albany Catholic Charities. In 1971 their joint organizing efforts brought together a group of low-income tenants that eventually became the United Tenants of Albany. While continually operating as a storefront service center, the United Tenants has...

Entrepreneur | Mentor | Activist Lynne knows that nurturing leadership is about being present with the people we influence. Lynne graduated from RMM's Youth Arts Group, having attended the Overnight Leadership Camp as a camper and returning as a counselor. She received her BBA at Monroe College. After a successful 10 years of management and logistics experience, Lynne walked away from the...

Kathy Mendall is the Event Manager at Cornell Tech. She has been a Vestry Member, Choir Member, and Co-editor of the quarterly church newsletter Trinity Bells at Trinity Episcopal Church, Roslyn, NY, and has also been Coordinator for the YPF group, Rector Search Committee Member, Centennial Committee Member and a member of the Hospitality Committee.

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