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tom kunesh

tom kunesh

tom kunesh is one of 13 children. He was raised Catholic on both sides of his family, including his mother’s from Standing Rock Lakota Oyate. With his brothers and sisters, tom grew up on an abandoned reservation in central Minnesota. He then joined the U.S. Navy, working as a Russian and Farsi linguist in Spain, the Persian Gulf, and the Indian Ocean. He later received degrees in Spanish, religious studies, and divinity.

A founding member of the Chattanooga InterTribal Association, tom recently moved with his wife and daughters to the Nashville suburbs. He attends Nashville Friends Meeting and works at Tennessee Ancient Sites Conservancy. He is active in the Decolonizing Quakers working group, Indigenous Friends, and Friends of Color.

Francisco Burgos

Francisco Burgos

Francisco Burgos serves as executive director of Pendle Hill since September 2020. He joined the organization in 2017 as the director of education. Prior to joining Pendle Hill, Francisco was the director of the Center for Community Initiatives at the Monteverde Institute and as the head of school at Monteverde Friends School in Monteverde, Costa Rica. He has studied and worked in areas related to energy and climate change, facilitating democracy and public participation processes, and sustainability.
 
Francisco served as acting program director for the American Friends Service Committee in Baltimore and as program officer for Plan International in the Dominican Republic. He holds a degree in clinical psychology from the National University Pedro Enríquez Ureña, a post-graduate diploma in social pedagogy from the Sevilla University and the Santo Domingo Technological Institute, an M.A. in Sustainable Development at the SIT Graduate Institute, and Ph D. in Education from La Salle University in Costa Rica. He completed graduate training and courses in energy, management, philosophy, and theology.

Bridget Moix

Bridget Moix

Bridget Moix is the fifth General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation.  She also leads two other Quaker organizations, affiliated with FCNL: Friends Place on Capitol Hill and FCNL Education Fund.

Bridget brings 25 years of work on international peace and conflict issues, with a focus on US foreign policy. Prior to joining FCNL, she served as US Executive Director of Peace Direct (2015-2021). She also has a long history with FCNL. In 1996, she was an intern at FCNL and later served as  senior legislative secretary for FCNL’s foreign policy program (2002-2006; 2008-2012). From 1999–2002 Bridget served on the FCNL Executive Committee and was later assistant clerk then clerk of the General Committee (2016–2020).

José Santos Woss

José Santos Woss

José is FCNL’s director for justice reform. He leads FCNL’s work on justice reform, election integrity, and policing. He helps to lead the Interfaith Criminal Justice Coalition, an alliance of more than 40 national faith groups advocating to end mass incarceration.

Prior to joining FCNL, José was the Policy Fellow for the American Friends Service Committee bringing Quaker values to a busy policy portfolio consisting of criminal justice reform, human rights, and peacebuilding research.