FRE Staff Team
FRE Staff Team
Email: rocio (at) wearefre.org
November 18, 2019-- The Board of Directors of Funders for Reproductive Equity (FRE) announced today that Rocio Córdoba, will become the next Executive Director of FRE effective December 16, 2019. For the past 20 years, Rocio has worked in several leadership positions in the reproductive health, rights, and justice field as well as in the philanthropic sector. As the new Executive Director, Rocio will usher in an exciting new era of leadership that will advance FRE’s role in leading philanthropy to optimize resources for all people’s freedom over their sexual and reproductive lives.
“Rocio’s deep commitment to the field of reproductive equity, health, rights, and justice with insight into the intersectionality of reproductive equity across racial, gender, economic, LGBTQ, human rights, environmental justice, and international issues will be vital to leading FRE into the future,” said Surina Khan, Co-Chair of the Board of FRE and CEO of the Women’s Foundation of California.
“Rocio is a visionary leader who brings insight, understanding and experience that is critical to FRE’s future as a leading organization in philanthropy,” added Joanna Lauen, Co-Chair of the Board of Directors of FRE and a Senior Program Officer with the Irving Harris Foundation.
Email: santana (at) wearefre.org
Santana Moreno, CFRE (They/Them/Theirs) is a philanthropic organizer dedicated to reclaiming reparative-aligned resources for communities living at the margins and towards progressive organizations - throughout their career, Santana has redirected over $40M in resources from philanthropy toward movement organizations. Based out of Brooklyn, NY, Santana is a Certified Fundraising Executive® and is thrilled to be joining Funders for Reproductive Equity as its first Development Director. Most recently, Santana served as Senior Manager of Philanthropic Partnerships at Jobs With Justice (JWJ), an economic justice organization that combats inequality by expanding organizing and collective bargaining rights for workers, in particular Black and brown workers in low-wage jobs. Prior to working at JWJ, Santana worked at the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Justice, the only national reproductive justice organization dedicated to advocating for the rights of Latinxs at the intersections of reproductive, immigrant, and economic justice. Santana believes deeply in advancing their theory of change for philanthropic organizing and has previously spoken at events for the Association of Fundraising Professionals, Cause Effective, and was recently a plenary speaker at Nonprofit New York's 2021 Best Nonprofit Conference in a session called "Disruptive Fundraising". As a growing thought leader in this field, Santana’s theories around philanthropy have been published and reshared by the Association of Fundraising Professionals, the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, and other philanthropic media channels. Outside of their career, Santana is an artist/artivist, classical clarinetist, skateboarder, and proud dog parent to Ponyo.
Jacqueline Nolley Echegaray
Email: jne (at) wearefre.org
Jackie brings a lifelong passion for human rights and social justice—and 15 years of experience as a human rights grantmaker and advocate—to bear in conceptualizing, developing and implementing FRE programming. Her responsibilities include coordinating the International Funders and Youth Leadership and Engagement Working Groups; sharing the direction of FRE’s two annual conferences and fundraising. Prior to joining FRE, Jackie advocated for women’s rights and access to health services in Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America at Catholics for Choice, where she also delighted in challenging the Catholic hierarchy and antichoice policymakers on television, radio, blogs and in print. Earlier in her career, Jackie contributed to women's rights movement building in Mesoamerica at Just Associates (JASS); provided financial support to human rights organizations in Guatemala, Mexico, Peru and the United States as a grantmaker at the Moriah Fund and supported a cross-national team of international human rights attorneys at the Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL). A proud Peruvian-Texan, Jackie makes her home in Washington, DC.
Email: lindsay (at) wearefre.org
Lindsay Rodriguez (she/her) is a leading movement messenger. She brings a keen eye for building infrastructure and community support, developed through her background serving in leadership of Texas abortion funds through ongoing abortion crises, as the first San Antonio board member and board President of the Lilith Fund, and as Vice President of Fund Texas Choice. Prior to joining FRE, Lindsay served as the first full-time Communications staff, and most recently, Communications Director for the National Network of Abortion Funds (NNAF), building a strategic team that supports NNAF and members in developing and implementing a values-forward voice at the intersection of racial, economic, and reproductive justice. She led the growth of NNAF's Fund-a-Thon into the largest annual grassroots abortion funding event, developing network fundraising infrastructure, communications resources, engaging outreach, and leadership coaching. Lindsay served as Narrative and Culture Change co-chair for Liberate Abortion, developing coalition strategies, creating abortion-forward communications for members, and representing the coalition at the 2022 Narrative Power Summit, co-leading the session You Won't Break My Soul: Visionary Abortion Narratives as Non-Negotiable Culture Change Strategy. Lindsay's been featured in local, regional, and national publications, including NPR, The Atlantic, the New Yorker, and the Hollywood Reporter, and is a member of Rockwood's 2019 Fellowship for Leaders in Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice. Though Lindsay still thinks of herself as a Texan, she lives in Denver with her husband, their dog, and their two cats, among pet furniture and maximalist decor. She loves to sit on patios and read, dabble in crafts, and talk at length about pop culture.