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
Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Fordham University
Patricia A Castel, Esq.
Attorney at Law

Board of Directors

Stephen J. Bujno Retired Managing Director
Dr. Dorothy E. Habben, Ph. D 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
James P. Pellow, Ed.D. President and CEO
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.,
Congressional Leader
Sisters of Charity - Halifax
Sr. Judith Garson, RSCJ
Mr. Joseph Martino President
Hess Miller Funeral Home
Mr. Thomas Nedell Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer
Northeastern University
Mary Tobin†


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
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Sr. Marie Sorenson, SC Associate Executive Director/Chaplain
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Al Diefenbach IT/MIS Director
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Lindsay Gebhart Director of
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Emmy Nunez-Afiz Director of Finance/Human Resources
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Jennifer Stephen Volunteer Coordinator
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Kate Boelkins Development & Communications Associate
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