Meet our dynamic group of leaders and advocates committed to changing the lives of needy New Yorkers.

Meet our Board

Bread & Life Board Members attending the 21st Annual Johnny’s Angel Awards gather for a photo.

Executive Committee

Thomas E. McInerney
Board Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Bluff Point Associates
Martha Hirst
Treasurer
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Fordham University
Patricia A Castel, Esq.
Secretary
Attorney at Law Treasurer

Board of Directors

Dr. Dorothy E. Habben Vice President and Secretary of the University Emerita
St. John’s University
Rev. Donald J. Harrington, CM President Emeritus
St. John’s University
Honorable Sylvia Hinds-Radix Associate Justice
New York State Supreme Court
Jackie Lochrie Associate Dean for Student Service
St. John’s University
Ms. Helen T. Lowe Nonprofit Strategist and
Development Consultant
Rev. John T. Maher, C.M. St. John’s University
Mr. Thomas Nedell Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer
Northeastern University
James P. Pellow, Ed.D. President and CEO
CIEE
Mr. Fred Pytlak Founder and Chief Client Officer (retired)
Connexin Software, Inc.
Kevin F. Reed Retired Managing Director
Citigroup Asset Management
Rev. Astor Rodriguez, CM Pastor
St. John the Baptist
and Our Lady of Good Counsel
Dr. Jerrold Ross Dean Emeritus
The School of Education
St. John’s University
Colleen Kelleher Sorrentino CFA, Managing Director
Wall Street Access
Sr. Julia Ann Upton, R.S.M., Ph.D Provost Emerita
St. John’s University
Mr. Richard Weston Retired Educator
Retired NYPD

Directors Emeriti

Honorable Joseph Bellacosa Retired Chief Administrative Judge,
New York State Court of Appeals
Sr. Margaret Mary
Fitzpatrick, S.C.,Ed.D.,
President
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sr. Judith Garson, RSCJ
Mr. Joseph Martino President
Hess Miller Funeral Home
Mary Tobin†

Members

Rev. John Kettelberger, CM Provincial Director
Daughters of Charity
St. Louis, Missouri
Mrs. Paula McInerney President
Bluff Point Associates
Dean Michael Simons School of Law
St. John’s University

Meet our Staff

Sr. Caroline Tweedy, RSM Executive Director
718-574-0058 x176
ctweedy@breadandlife.org
Sr. Marie Sorenson, SC Associate Executive Director/Chaplain
718-574-0058 x125
msorenson@breadandlife.org
Al Diefenbach IT/MIS Director
Sponsor-A-Family
718-574-0058 x106
adiefenbach@breadandlife.org
Lindsay Gebhart Director of
Development
718-574-0058 x110
lgebhart@breadandlife.org
Emmy Nunez-Afiz Financial Officer/Human Resources
718-574-0058 x116
enunezafiz@breadandlife.org
Jennifer Stephen Community Volunteer Coordinator
718-574-0058 x164
jstephen@breadandlife.org
Candyce Mason Foundations Specialist
718-574-0058 x137
cmason@breadandlife.org
Kate Boelkins Development & Communications Associate
718-574-0058 x150
kboelkins@breadandlife.org

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