Board of Directors

The Poor People’s United Fund Board of Directors is made up of representatives from the PPUF member organizations, and activists representing multiple disciplines from the greater Boston metropolitan community. In addition to providing direction and support to Poor People’s United Fund, the Board of Directors sets policy and direction, and shares perspectives on issues relating to the poor and homeless.


Fran Froehlich– President
Poor People’s United Fund

Jessica Butler
Member at Large-Acupuncturist
Community Activist

Claire Cassidy
Member at Large

Lynnette Frazier
Member at Large

Susan Jacoby-Clerk

Janet Magnani, M.D., M.P.H.
Member at Large

Margaret Rhodes
Member at Large- Doctor of Philosophy
Retired Assoc Professor, UMass
United for Justice and Peace

Vicky Steinitz
Member at Large
Retired retired faculty, College of Public and Community Service, UMass/Boston

Kip Tiernan
Co-Founder, Poor People’s United Fund, founder Rosie’s Place
Greater Boston Food Bank, Health Care for the Homeless and more…

Donna Finn- deceased
Activist & Co-founder, Dorchester Women’s Committee,
Families & Friends of Prisoners