Board Members

FREDIA is guided by a capable Board of Directors. Members connect with each other often through conference calls and occasionally meet face-to- face.

Bill Jong-Ebot, Executive Director

Educator, marketing and branding  professional, with several years of experience developing and executing  programs that support the goals and objectives of businesses and nonprofits.

Ibrahima Seck

Director of Research, Whitney Plantation Slavery Museum. Wallace, Louisiana

Michael Gaffley

Creating Constructive Organizations, Building Leadership Capacity, Understanding that Poverty is a National Security Risk Factor

Mary Kraus

Retired English professor and graduate of the University of Notre Dame who taught at Viterbo College and Bob Jones University

Marie-Maud Morin

Registered Nurse. Experienced in health care  services / practice and supervisory capacity, with  responsibility for planning, development, supervision, inspection  and execution of health services.

Gayle McGarrity

Cultural Anthropologist.  She has extensive training and experience in developing programs for underserved populations and vulnerable populations, particularly indigenous groups- internationally.

Committees are work units of FREDIA that assist the Board of Directors in implementing the organization’s vision.

The Board is supported by the following committees:

  • Board Development
  • Program Development
  • Fundraising
  • Communications
  • Branding
  • Marketing and Public Relations
  • Finance
  • Grants and Scholarships