Who we are

Howard E. Friend Jr.
President of the Board

1275 Rose Lane, Berwyn PA. 19312, 610.647.4142 (home and office), 484.883.2854 (cell) hfriend@prodigy.net

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

1611 telegraph avenue, suite 900, Oakland California 94612, 510 625 2000 (x316), 510 205 3251 (cell) david801@yahoo.com

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

Elizabeth Killough
Secretary of the Board

454 Monroe Avenue, Glenside PA 19038, 215 884 1146 (home) vegan1@cavtel.net

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

2120 Ziemba Court, Bensalem, PA 19020)

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

4715 Pulaski Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19044, 215 849 2178

A Freelance journalist and author.

Erik Friend Drake
Mexico Coordinator

Paseo del Ocotal #4 Col. Alarcón, Ahuatepec Morelos 62300.  011 52 777 169 8734  friend.erik@gmail.com