Board Members

Joan Suarez

Joan Suarez

 Joan is coordinator for Bread and Roses Missouri. A life long activist she began working for the Amalgamated Clothing Workers in 1962. She would eventually rise to International Vice-President of ACTWU (Now Workers United). After retiring in 2001 she became a leader in Missouri Jobs with Justice where she helped to found the Bread and Roses project and has led its establishment as an independent non-profit.



Audrey Hollis


 Audrey is a Minister who has been a lifelong activist for social and economic justice.
She feels compelled to raise her voice when she sees injustice, and is compelled to work with and on behalf of the unheard.
Currently, She serves the community in various capacities: Associate Minister at Greater St. Mark Family Church,  Leader – St. Mark’s Community Garden at Riverview Gardens High School, Treasurer of Missouri Jobs with Justice Voter Action, Co-Chair St. Louis Workers’ Rights Board, Founder of Beacon of Light Ministries and Director of Farms are for Everyone and a Member of the Bread and Roses Board of Directors.


Daniel Gonzales

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 Danny earned his M.A in Museum Studies from the University of Missouri-Saint Louis in the Spring of 2010 as the E Desmond Lee Fellow. Following graduation he worked in museum education and exhibit development at the Missouri History Museum. In 2013, Daniel took on the position of Museum Curator with the St. Louis County Parks system. He currently works as Public Historian for St. Louis County.





Jasmine Mahmoud

Jasmine is a Postdoctoral Fellow of Inequality and Identity in the Program in American Culture Studies at Washington University. She comes to us from Oregon where she served on the boards of several arts organizations.






Rachel Cramsey, MSW, LCSW


Rachel currently works as a program manager for a local nonprofit that supports and empowers women and children impacted by incarceration. Her areas of work and interest have included restorative justice, prison reform, and support for those experiencing trauma.


Bronwen Zwirner


Bronwen worked as a labor educator and union representative for more than twenty years, in St. Louis, Chicago and New England, before moving back to St. Louis. She headed a local fair housing agency here for several years. Now retired, she has followed her passions through work with Prison Performing Arts, Redevelopment Opportunities for Women and as Bread and Roses Missouri’s Secretary. She lives in University City with her husband.




 Ann Haubrich

43Ann Haubrich is the institutional giving director with Voices for Children. She previously served as managing director of Prison Performing Arts and executive director of Interfaith Legal Services for Immigrants, after helping to establish and run the ASC Foundation as executive director. She also spent more than a decade with the Regional Arts Commission, where she served as a grants officer and founded the Community Arts Training Institute. She has served as the executive director of River Styx and the Writer’s Voice, a national literary arts project of the YMCA. For more than twenty years, she has co-produced and co-hosted KDHX’s Literature for the Halibut and is an adjunct faculty at Webster University’s Arts Management MFA program, teaching a course on cultural policy.

Sukanya Mani


Sukanya Mani has over 9 years of experience as a teaching artist for all ages. She is based in St. Louis, MO and is a visual artist creating with acrylics, watercolors and mixed media. She has worked on various projects with St Louis Art Museum, Bread and Roses, Contemporary Art museum, Chesterfield Arts and the History Museum.




Robert Russell

bio2Rob Russell is a labor educator with a  passion for music.  He holds a PhD from the University of Iowa where he studied the political geographies of popular music.  Prior to returning to higher education, he worked for unions in Wisconsin and Iowa where he had the opportunity to organize and represent public employees at all levels of government.





Laura Stefacek

bio3Laura Stefacek is employed at Rosenthal, Packman & Co. as a certified public accountant with 20+ years of experience.  Laura is stirred to action by social justice issues and has an abiding love of the arts.  Bread & Roses Missouri is an excellent combination of these interests.