Who we are

Howard E. Friend Jr.
President of the Board

An ordained Presbyterian minister; founder and lead consultant of the Parish Empowerment Network; teacher, spiritual mentor, speaker and author.

David Funkhouser
Treasurer of the Board

Senior staff at TransFair USA an international certifying agency for fair. Trade products

Elizabeth Killough
Secretary of the Board

Senior consultant at Idyl Foundation that makes national and international microloans, supports indigenous small business development and is working to expand a Greater Philadelphia regional economy.

Linda Stevenson
Board member

Professor of International Relations, Latin American, and Women's Studies at West Chester University of Pennsylvania; has lived in Cuernavaca and Santiago, Chile; seeking to do justice and walk humbly with God

Brian Gibson
Board member

Social studies teacher, musician and song writer; advocate and activist in Chester, PA; sponsor of his school’s Gay Straight Alliance.”

Deedee Risher
Board member

A Freelance journalist and author.

Erik Friend Drake
Mexico Coordinator