A New Leader for a New Decade

Shari Roeseler, Board President
This month, Bread of Life welcomes its new Executive Director, Pia Spector. We also welcome in another  decade of service and kick-off our 20th Anniversary. The board of directors chose Pia from a pool of very talented candidates. What stood out for us was her combination of business acumen, breadth of fundraising experience, and a long-standing commitment to inter-faith collaborations.

She takes the helm of an organization that has matured and expanded its programs and services under the deft leadership of founder, Sandra Lommasson. Bread of Life is poised to broaden its collaborations and reach with Pia leading us on this path.

She is well-connected in the Sacramento region; an active member of Mosaic Law Congregation, a facilitator of a writer’s workshop and numerous other volunteer activities. Pia earned her Bachelor’s degree from UC Santa Cruz and her Masters from Emory University.

She brings a dynamic personality and innovative approach to her work.

Under Pia’s leadership, we believe Bread of Life will thrive and grow as a resource for the broader community. We are excited too, that after many years of wearing two hats, Sandra Lommasson will now be able to give full attention to her primary passion, the spiritual formation program whose Director she’ll continue to be. She’ll help to train new spiritual directors, offer direction, and give workshops and retreats in the community. Jean Holsten will continue working full-time on building the reach of the Dynamic Dialogue program, offering practices and skills to improve communications for businesses, community groups and families.

At a time when people are weary and often find it difficult to breach social, political or personal divides, Bread of Life programs offer the resources that help people tap into their inner resources and re-engage in meaningful and respectful ways.

The board of directors welcomes Pia and we look forward to working with her as she leads Bread of Life into the next decade of service.