Board of Directors:
Deborah Biesack, Treasurer, Fuquay-Varina, NC
The Rev. Alan Felton, Oxford, NC
The. Rev. Sala Nolan Gonzales, Cleveland, OH
The Rev. Jimmie Hawkins, Durham, NC
Kirsten Leloudis, Chapel Hill, NC
Bill Mefford, President, Washington, DC
The Rev. Stacy Rector, Vice President, Nashville, TN
Board of Advisors:
The Rev. W.W. Finlator*
Malcolm Ray “Tye” Hunter
Sr. Joan Jurski, O.S.F.
Rev. Jim Lewis
Sr. Helen Prejean, C.S.J.
The Rev. Robert Seymour
Stephen Dear, Executive Director, sdear (at) pfadp (dot) org
Stephen Dear joined People of Faith Against the Death Penalty as executive director in September 1997. He is a native of Elizabeth City, NC, with a BA in Political Science from the University of Richmond, and an MA in International Studies from Claremont Graduate University. Steve is a former Peace Corps Volunteer in Malawi. For five years in the 1990s he served as executive director of the NC Rural Communities Assistance Project, an organization that works to ensure affordable access to safe drinking water and sanitary waste disposal in low-income communities. He has also worked on the staffs of the Center for the Study of Responsive Law (Ralph Nader's office in Washington, DC), the Columban Fathers Justice and Peace Office (Washington, DC), and the Coalition for a New Foreign and Military Policy (Washington, DC).
Amanda Lattanzio, Associate Director, amanda (at) pfadp (dot) org
Amanda Lattanzio joined PFADP as a Jesuit Volunteer (JV) in August 2007. Upon completing her year as a JV in August 2008, she was hired to continue working as a community organizer for PFADP. Originally from Canfield, Ohio, Amanda is a 2007 honors graduate of Xavier University with a BS in Psychology and Criminal Justice. During her time at Xavier, Amanda participated in an academic service learning semester in Ghana, West Africa, where she taught and supervised orphaned children and completed coursework related to Ghanaian culture and history. She also tutored and provided assistance to refugees from Sierra Leone in anticipation of her time spent in Ghana.