BEA Staff

Tina Broder MSW, MPH  (she/her)
Project Director
Tina Broder most recently served as Interim Executive Director and Program Director of a national public health coalition focused on hepatitis. In that role she oversaw grant funding to support local community groups, engaged in national advocacy work, and established several new programs to center individuals with lived experience in the development of advocacy priorities and addressing barriers to care. Her background includes work in health services research and case management for homeless women and children. She completed Masters degrees in Social Work and Public Health from the University of California at Berkeley and a Bachelor's degree in Political Science and International Studies at Northwestern University.
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Linda Saleh (she/her)
Deputy Director
Linda is a black East African activist currently based in New York City by way of Toronto. For 13 years, she has organized and been active across gender, reproductive, and youth justice movements; her goal always is the leadership of those most affected by injustice, the radical reimagining of societies, and the collective liberation of her communities. 

Most recently, Linda co-founded Feminist Solutions towards Global Justice, a feminist consulting practice that supports organizations’ strategy development, policy advocacy, and research efforts. She has significant experience engaging with global policy processes and has published several resources to support grassroots and national-level activism. Before this, Linda served as the Executive Director of a global youth-led human rights organization for four years. She holds degrees from Queen’s University and the London School of Economics and Political Science and has previously served on the board of the New York Abortion Access Fund.  She can often be found happily getting lost in nature with her heart dog Maple. 
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Danielle Freire (she/her)
Development Director
Danielle has dedicated her career to ensuring success for nonprofit missions she cares about. During her time on fundraising teams both big and small, she’s recognized the value of maintaining seamless operations to increase efficiency and ultimately raise the resources needed to advance a variety of missions. Above all else, Danielle’s commitment to social justice enables her to authentically promote programs that empower families and highlight the voices of marginalized communities. Danielle most recently served as Associate Director of Development for Circle for Justice Innovations (CJI), a national grassroots grantmaker whose mission is to end the mass criminalization and incarceration of communities of color. She’s excited to continue her work in service of grassroots organizations and champion authentic collaboration through BEA. Danielle received her BA in Political Science from New Jersey City University and MS in Nonprofit Management from the New School.
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Jennifer Caster (she/her)
Program Manager
Jennifer Caster has been engaged with the BEA as an independent contractor, Administrative Assistant, and most recently as Program Manager. Her work has included logistic support for virtual meetings and - with the support of dozens of grantees - the production of the Grantee Spotlight Series (with more to come!).  Jennifer is a proud member of Actors Equity Association (AEA) and previously traveled the country working as a Stage Manager for various venues. A Midwesterner at heart, Jennifer now lives in Central New York. 
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