Steering Committee

The Mass Redistribution Fund is governed by an Steering Committee of community leaders from Massachusetts. We came together across issues and geography to help unite our communities in this time of crisis.

Among other responsibilities, the Steering Committee nominates and vets all recipient groups and will allocate funds according to criteria collectively developed by Steering Committee members.

Nia Evans

Executive Director of Boston Ujima Project, which is organizing Greater Boston area neighbors, workers, business owners, and investors to create a community-controlled economy.

Jeannette Huezo

Executive Director & Senior Popular Educator at United for a Fair Economy (UFE), an organization that challenges the concentration of wealth and power that corrupts democracy, deepens the racial divide and tears communities apart. UFE uses popular economics education and creative communications to support social movements working for a resilient, sustainable and equitable economy

Alex Papali

Political Director at the Center for Economic Democracy. Former organizer with Clean Water Action MA (CWA), working towards energy democracy and zero waste, and Jericho Boston, local node of a national network working to support people targeted or incarcerated for their political work.

Dave Jenkins

Organizational consultant and grassroots fundraiser supporting organizing groups in New England. Former Program Director of REEP at Alternatives for Community and Environment (ACE), and board member of Student Immigrant Movement (SIM).

Bethany Li

Senior Attorney leading the Asian Outreach Unit at Greater Boston Legal Services (GBLS), which supports movement building in the Asian American community and provides bilingual, culturally sensitive legal representation to help poor Asian immigrants secure the basic necessities of life – food, shelter, income and safety.

Elvis Mendez

Organizing Director at Neighbor to Neighbor, a Massachusetts statewide membership organization confronting the triple crisis of income inequality, environmental degradation, and racism.

Gloribell Mota

Co-Director and Lead Coordinator for Neighbors United for a Better East Boston (NUBE), an organization focused on advocating for inclusive democratic processes and just public policies to create a vibrant economy and environment for all East Boston.

Monique Nguyen

Executive Director at Matahari Women Workers’ Center, working with women of color, immigrant women, survivors and families to end gender-based violence and exploitation.

Phillip Reason

Former organizer with Boston Workers Alliance, Community Labor United, Painters IUPAT DC 35, and Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR SEIU).

Project Coordination


The Mass Redistribution Fund is hosted by the Center for Economic Democracy (CED), a Boston based 501(c)3 nonprofit organization. CED provides fiscal sponsorship and administrative support to multiple social justice funds with over $5 million in philanthropic and investment assets under management.

Ariel Brooks (CED)

Fundraising Lead

Martin Familia (CED)

Technical Lead

 Libbie Cohn (CED)

Project Lead

Alex Papali (CED)

Project Lead

Maria Christina Blanco (CED)

Administrative Lead