Staff

 Staff

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Ahmed Alkhatib (Development Director) joined WRAP to contribute to poor people's struggle to gain human rights and dignity. Ahmed is a political asylee from the Middle East and believes in connecting the significance different issues and struggles together to effectively address injustices. He supports WRAP's fundraising and development efforts.  

Art Hazelwood (Minister of Culture) does artwork and graphic design for WRAP. He is a well-known artist with a long history of working on issues related to social justice. Staff and volunteers have been using his artwork, charts and poster around the country to help spread WRAP's message.

Marlene Griffith (Chief Editor) is WRAP's volunteer editor whose style is all over our literature. She is a writer, editor, and teacher. She taught English at Laney College in Oakland where she also helped initiate Project Bridge, an integrated basic skills program. She is the co-author of Democracy's Open Door: the Community College in America's future.

Paul Boden (Executive and Organizing Director) became homeless at the age of 16 after the death of his mother. He began volunteering at a drop-in shelter in San Francisco in 1983, eventually becoming a program director there. He then worked as a case manager in a supportive hotel program for mentally ill people. Paul served as Executive Director of San Francisco's Coalition on Homelessness for 16 years and was a founder of the Community Housing Partnership, a nationally recognized permanent housing corporation with optional supportive services. He served as president of its Board for 10 years. Paul was also a board member of the National Coalition for the Homeless and co-chair of its civil rights and grassroots organizing workgroup. He has received dozens of community awards during the last twenty-five years and recognition from the city and county of San Francisco, the State of California, and the Congress of the United States. Paul regularly writes articles and op-eds and travels throughout the country giving talks and trainings.

Ruth Pleaner (Fiscal Coordinator) has involved in non-profit work around homelessness and poverty for over 23 years. She acts as a mentor to numerous social justice organizations in their incubator stages - assuring compliance, training bookkeepers and giving administrative support.