Our Leadership

Who We Are

La Madre De Los Pobres is a non-profit charity established in 1982. Our dream is to “feed to poor of all faiths worldwide – their bodies and their souls.” For 35 years, La Madre has woven service and experience together to find and deliver resources to thousands of people in over 30 countries.

Why We Care

Our organization raises funds for the poor and needy worldwide. We send money directly to missionaries and volunteers who work directly in impoverished countries. We make certain that every penny is spent to feed and care for the poor.

Meet the Partners

Frank Clark

Frank Clark

Chairman of the Board

Frank is a founding member, a retired PR executive from federal government and commercial businesses, and the proud patriarch of large Catholic family.

Timothy Crudo

Timothy Crudo

Treasurer

Partner at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, heads the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Enforcement Practice Group. Former U.S. District Attorney and partner at Latham and Watkins for 16+ years.

GREG GOLLNICK

GREG GOLLNICK

Emeritus member

Greg joined the Board in 1990. He is a retired TWA pilot and has visited many La Madre grantees.

Peter Wise

Peter Wise

Board Member

Board member since 2017 and Executive Director of the Franciscan’s San Damiano Retreat Center. Volunteers for six weeks each year at Catholic schools in Ethiopia. Former marketing and advertising executive at Y&R Brands and Landor Associates.

Carolyn Clark Beedle

Carolyn Clark Beedle

President

Carolyn joined the board in 2012 and is a business executive with over 25 years’ experience in both commercial and non-profit organizations holding strategy, sales/marketing and leadership roles.

RICHARD ENGLEHARDT

RICHARD ENGLEHARDT

Board Member

Richard joined the Board in 2000.  He is the President of  RGA, a recruiting firm serving the tech and healthcare industries.

DOLORES MEEHAN

DOLORES MEEHAN

Board Member

Dolores joined the board in 2015. She is a nurse at San Francisco General Hospital and a global medical volunteer.

FATHER ALVIN YU

FATHER ALVIN YU

Board Member

Father Alvin joined the board in 2016. He has just been ordained to the Priesthood in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

DEBORAH CHAE CRUDO

DEBORAH CHAE CRUDO

Secretary

A global brand consultant for 25+ years, Co-Founder of Makefire and Board member since 2014. Previously Executive Director of Landor Associates, Managing Director of Interbrand and President of Interbrand Interactive.

KATHY WOEBER GARDNER

KATHY WOEBER GARDNER

Counsel

Kathy joined the Board in 2008 and is a partner of Montgomery Pacific LLP and advises tech and life science companies. She is a former partner with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

FATHER AL MENGON

FATHER AL MENGON

Board Member

Father Al joined the Board in 2016. He has served the Salesian parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in San Francisco since 2015 and spent many years at the Salesian Mission in Sierra Leone, a La Madre grant recipient.

Frank Clark

Frank Clark

Chairman of the Board

Frank is a founding member, a retired PR executive from federal government and commercial businesses, and the proud patriarch of large Catholic family.

Timothy Crudo

Timothy Crudo

Treasurer

Partner at Coblentz, Patch, Duffy & Bass LLP, heads the firm’s White Collar Defense and Government Enforcement Practice Group. Former U.S. District Attorney and partner at Latham and Watkins for 16+ years.

GREG GOLLNICK

GREG GOLLNICK

Emeritus member

Gary joined the Board in 1990. He is a retired Pan Am pilot and has visited many La Madre grantees.

Peter Wise

Peter Wise

Board Member

Board member since 2017 and Executive Director of the Franciscan’s San Damiano Retreat Center. Volunteers for six weeks each year at Catholic schools in Ethiopia. Former marketing and advertising executive at Y&R Brands and Landor Associates.

Carolyn Clark Beedle

Carolyn Clark Beedle

President

Carolyn joined the board in 2012 and is a business executive with over 25 years’ experience in both commercial and non-profit organizations holding strategy, sales/marketing and leadership roles.

RICHARD ENGLEHARDT

RICHARD ENGLEHARDT

Board Member

Richard joined the Board in 2000.  He is the President of  RGA, a recruiting firm serving the tech and healthcare industries.

DOLORES MEEHAN

DOLORES MEEHAN

Board Member

Dolores joined the board in 2015. She is a nurse at San Francisco General Hospital and a global medical volunteer.

FATHER ALVIN YU

FATHER ALVIN YU

Board Member

Father Alvin joined the board in 2016. He has just been ordained to the Priesthood in the Archdiocese of San Francisco.

DEBORAH CHAE CRUDO

DEBORAH CHAE CRUDO

Secretary

A global brand consultant for 25+ years, Co-Founder of Makefire and Board member since 2014. Previously Executive Director of Landor Associates, Managing Director of Interbrand and President of Interbrand Interactive.

KATHY WOEBER GARDNER

KATHY WOEBER GARDNER

Counsel

Kathy joined the Board in 2008 and is a partner of Montgomery Pacific LLP and advises tech and life science companies. She is a former partner with Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe.

FATHER AL MENGON

FATHER AL MENGON

Board Member

Father Al joined the Board in 2016. He has served the Salesian parish of Sts. Peter and Paul in San Francisco since 2015 and spent many years at the Salesian Mission in Sierra Leone, a La Madre grant recipient.

A humanitarian organization dedicated to helping the poor, sick, and hungry. Currently serving 32+ countries worldwide. Join us in helping today.
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