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: narada (at) wearefre.org
Narada Lee has served as FRE’s Operations Director since 1999. Over her long tenure she has overseen the administrative side of the organization and impressed members with her superb meeting planning skills, lightning-speed response time and overall ability to make complicated things look easy. Narada came to FRE from her post as grants manager for the Moriah Fund, and she previously worked as a Marketing Officer at the Thai Embassy in Washington, DC in charge of textile trade between the US and Thailand. She holds a B.S. in International Business and Finance from American University. Narada lives with her husband Danny and two sons, Devin and Nolan, a dog and a cat in Rockville, Maryland.
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.