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 20th Annual Johnny’s Angel Awards gather for a photo.

Board of Directors

Patricia A Castel, Esq.
Board Secretary
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 Administrative Judge
New York State Supreme Court
Martha Hirst Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Treasurer
Fordham University
Jackie Lochrie Associate Dean for Student Service
St. John’s University
Ms. Helen T. Lowe Development Consultant
Rev. John T. Maher, C.M. St. John’s University
Mr. Thomas McInerney
Board Chair
Chief Executive Officer
Bluff Point Associates
Mr. Thomas Nedell
Board Treasurer
Vice President
& Chief Financial Officer
Northeastern University
Mr. Fred Pytlak Founder and Chief Client Officer
Connexin Software, Inc.
Kevin F. Reed Retired Managing Director
Citigroup Asset Management
Rev. Astor Rodriguez, CM St. John the Baptist
and Our Lady of Good Counsel
Dr. Jerrold Ross Dean Emeritus
The School of Education
St. John’s University
Andrew Schilling, Esq. Partner
BuckleySandler LLP
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.,
St. Thomas Aquinas College
Sr. Judith Garson, RSCJ
Mr. Joseph Martino Hess Miller Funeral Home
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

Al Diefenbach MIS Director
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Candyce Mason Director of
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Emmy Nunez-Afiz Office Manager
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Sr. Marie Sorenson, SC Chaplain
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Jennifer Stephen Volunteer Coordinator
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Sr. Caroline Tweedy, RSM Executive Director
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Genise Lopez-Acevedo, MSW Director of Social Services
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