Board President: Ibrahim Bilal Mubarak
Board Secretary: Ruth Pleaner
Board Treasurer: boona cheema
Monica Beemer (At Large) was the Executive Director of Sisters of the Road, a 29-year-old community organization in Portland, Oregon. She is on the National Coordinating Committee for the Poor People’s Economic and Human Rights Campaign.
boona cheema was the Executive Director for Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency, where she has served for nearly 30 years. Over the years, she has also served on boards of Directors for Oxfam America, Seva Foundation, Food First, Eureka Communities and California Homeless and Housing Coalition.
Gerardo Gomez (At Large) Is a a family and youth counselor and have been a homeless rights activist for almost 20 years, became a board member at the National Coalition for the Homeless at the age of 20, co-founded a homeless service organization at Saint Mary’s College of CA. Organized the first homeless candlelight vigil in all of Chile in 2004 and have organized previous homeless candlelight vigils in Los Angeles. Been fortunate to interact with homeless individuals throughout the States, South Africa, Mexico City and Chile. Currently a board member at Los Angeles Community Action Network and have participated in 3 Homeless World Cups (Brazil, Mexico City, Chile) as a correspondent for Community Connection, LA CAN’s community newspaper.
Ibrahim Bilal Mubarak is a long-time homeless rights activist. He helped found both Dignity Village and Right 2 Survive in Portland, Oregon. He is also a leader in Right 2 Dream Too, a non-profit organization which runs a space where people can rest or sleep safely and undisturbed.
Ruth Pleaner is the Fiscal Coordinator of WRAP. She has been involved in non-profit work around homelessness and poverty for over 23 years. She acts as a mentor to numerous social-justice non-profit organizations in their incubator stages – assuring compliance, training bookkeepers, and providing administrative support.