Board of Directors

Braeden Lentz

Braeden Lentz is the Development Director at the Working Families Party in June 2019. He leads WFP’s efforts to build the community of donors needed to fuel the party’s independent political infrastructure. Braeden brings over 15 years of experience in philanthropy and fundraising with organizations like Unitarian Universalist Veatch Program, Urban Justice Center, Solidaire Network, …

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Anthonine Pierre

Anthonine Pierre is a Brooklyn-born Haitian facilitator, organizer and storyteller. Increasingly, in a post-COVID world, her work revolves around themes of sustainability, grief, home and Black leisure. As the Executive Director of the Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC), Anthonine works to sustain movement organizing in Black Brooklyn now and for future generations. Her dynamic community organizing at BMC since …

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Kathleen Wood

Kathleen is a seasoned professional at the forefront of Sustainable Development arena, providing strategic development support to people, organizations, and systems. Her primary focus is supporting Climate Agendas, Regenerative futures, and System Transformation initiatives with a dedicated emphasis on positive impacts and outcomes in the complex world we live in.  She’s been instrumental in co-leading …

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Peg Birk

Peg is the Founder & CEO of Interim Solutions, a Minneapolis based specialty firm that works with foundations, non-profit organizations and associations undergoing management and organizational changes. Peg partners with boards of directors, staff and stakeholders to maximize leadership transitions. She recently joined the team at Ballinger-Leafblad, a civic sector executive recruiting firm, to provide …

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Tesfaye Tekelu

Tesfaye Tekelu is co-founder of two non-profit organizations: Aikido Ethiopia and Awassa Youth Campus (which works with youth empowerment, conflict-resolution, gender equality and HIV awareness in Ethiopia) and Institute for Social Advancement (which works in education, in the US and Southern Africa). Tesfaye is responsible for introducing Aikido in East Africa, and currently holds a …

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