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.
Treasurer of the Board
Senior staff at TransFair USA an international certifying agency for fair. Trade products
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.
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
Social studies teacher, musician and song writer; advocate and activist in Chester, PA; sponsor of his school’s Gay Straight Alliance.”
A Freelance journalist and author.
Erik Friend Drake