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 is based in Rockville, MD and spends her time outside of FRE cooking for fun for family and friends, working in her yard and doting on her kids - both two-legged and four-legged.
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.