Board and Staff

Windcall – A gift from the movement to the movement.

The Windcall Board of Directors is a strong leadership and fundraising body primarily made up of Windcall alumni. The Board represents and demonstrates our alumni commitment to the role Windcall plays in social justice movements around the country.

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A technical note: The Windcall Institute is fiscally sponsored by the Common Counsel Foundation and its Board is our legal Board. However, Windcall’s Board fully functions as a board in terms of its strong leadership and fundraising.

Windcall Board of Advisors

AlexaBradleyAlexa Bradley

Co-director, Milwaukee Water Commons and Knowledge Development Director, Just Associates, New York, NY
Windcall Resident in 1998 at Windcall in Montana

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Ronald Davis

Social Change Consultant, DEVA Enterprise LLC, Knoxville, TN
Windcall Resident in 2011 at Windcall at the Blue Mountain Center in New York state

 

Rachel Ebora

Freelance Teaching Artist and Perfomer, Daniel E. Koshland Civic Unity Program Fellow, Aloha, OR
Windcall Resident in 2012 at Windcall at the Blue Mountain Center in New York state

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Parisa Norouzi

Executive Director, Empower DC, Washington, DC
Windcall Resident in 2010 at Windcall in the Olympic Peninsula

 

 

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Executive Director, Alabama Coalition for Immigrant Justice/Coalición de Alabama por la Justicia de los Inmigrantes, Birmingham, AL
Windcall Resident in 2013 at Windcall at the Stone House in North Carolina

 

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Community Organizer, Philadelphians Organized to Witness, Empower & Rebuild (POWER), Philadelphia, PA
Windcall Resident in 2011 at Windcall in the Olympic Peninsula

 

MelindaWigginsMelinda Wiggins, Executive Director, Student Action with Farmworkers, Durham, NC

Windcall Board Co-Chair and Treasurer
Windcall Resident in 2004 at Windcall in Montana

 

cathy-woodsonCathy Woodson, Organizer, Virginia Organizing Project, Richmond, VA

Windcall Resident in 2010 at Windcall at the Blue Mountain Center in New York state

 

Windcall Institute Staff

VivianaRennella 2Viviana Rennella, Executive Director

Viviana has more than twenty years of experience leading social justice organizations. She has most recently worked as a consultant, expanding her organizational development focus with wellness and mindfulness practices. She is the former co-executive director of World Bridges, an international exchange and leadership development program for young organizers of color. She has also served as program director of several community training organizations, such as the Transnational Institute for Grassroots Research and Action, giving her solid grounding in organizer networks and social justice leadership development. She helped launch four of these organizations as start-ups where she honed expertise in systems development.

Viviana emigrated with her family as political refugees from Argentina in 1979. Having worked with immigrant communities across the country and internationally, an important focus in her work is language justice; she was member of the Language Access Coordinating Team for the US Social Forums in Detroit and Atlanta, as well as the World Social Forum in Venezuela and Brazil, and has consulted with many organizations on how to integrate language justice into their organizing work. Currently based in Oakland, CA, Viviana is passionate about ways for people and organizations to transform the spaces where they live and work into healthy and balanced environments that result in greater organizer resiliency and movements that are truly transformative.

Photo on 2015-11-16 at 10.45 #2Joy Sue Hutchinson, Consultant

Joy works as a program and administrative consultant with the Windcall Institute. While working as a Senior Program Officer at the Common Counsel Foundation from 1997-2008, Joy managed the Windcall Residency Program, and has been immersed in the work and philosophy of Windcall for nearly 20 years. She was a Resident in 2006 and then served on the Board for 3 years. Before starting with the foundation, she was a community organizer for 12 years in low-income communities across the country with ACORN and Californians for Justice. She got her start as an intern at the Center for Third World Organizing in 1983. Joy holds a certificate as a Sound Healer from the Sound Voice Music Healing Program at the California Institute of Integral Studies, where she also received her Master’s Degree in Philosophy, Cosmology, & Consciousness.

Holly Fincke, former Executive Director

Holly was the Windcall Institute’s Executive Director from 2006-2015, working closely its alumni board of directors to deepen Windcall’s impact, develop Windcall’s coaching and Staying Power programs, and grow the number of Windcall Residency sites.