Haymarket's Funding Panel
The New England Funding Panel works with the Haymarket staff to carry out grantmaking duties and is accountable to the Haymarket Board of Directors. The Funding Panel nominates three of its members to sit on Haymarket’s Board of Directors. The Board approves all Funding Panel nominations. Funding Panel members also participate in organizational gatherings of Haymarket, such as annual meetings, etc. All Funding Panel members must attend a new member orientation weekend and a 2-and-a-half day Undoing Racism workshop offered by the People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond within the first six months of their service.
Terms are for 3 years, with the first year being conditional based on mutual evaluation. In the initial formation of the panel, terms will be staggered to allow for continuity and stability.
For more information, read the detailed Funding Panel Role Description document.
Meet our Funding Panel
Colleen Fitzpatrick, Massachusetts
Colleen is working with Massachusetts Teachers’ Association, focusing on education justice. Most recently a Community Organizer at the Fenway CDC in Boston, MA. She is a steering committee member for Our Revolution Somerville. She has been involved in organizing since graduating from Williams College in 2012, first as an advocate for LGBT rights in her home state of Maine and then as a union organizer with SEIU Local 888 in Boston. Her experience in these movements has taught her about the power of bringing people together to create positive change in their workplaces and neighborhoods. She believe that we must constantly strive to deepen our democracy and achieve ideals of access and equity for all. Colleen looks for every opportunity to get outdoors and explore natural spaces both near and far. She also enjoys checking out local arts and music events, attending yoga classes, and gardening and cooking with friends in her community-driven house.
Samantha Montano, Massachusetts
Sam was most recently the Senior Neighborhood Organizer for the Jamaica Plain Neighborhood Development Corp in Jamaica Plain. Sam is involved as a member of her neighborhood council in Jamaica Plain and volunteers frequently in the neighborhood. Sam has dedicated much of her work to building access to equity for folks and pushing conversations around anti-racist work. She has been in Boston for 5 years now and is originally from Los Angeles, CA.
Chanravy Proeung, Rhode Island
Chanravy Proeung is the co-founder and Political Director for SISTA FIRE. SISTA Fire is a membership-led organization that seeks to support and nurture womxn of color to come together to build collective power for social, economic and political transformation in Providence, Rhode Island.She is a Khmer American organizer with over 9 years of experience in campaign-based organizing, expanding racial justice in Asian American communities, criminal justice and immigration work. Raised in Providence, Rhode Island, where she helped build out local and statewide campaigns against racial profiling of youth. She has played an integral role in efforts nationally to ensure that the Southeast Asian community is included in the larger struggle for social justice in this country. In 2015, she became a Soros Justice Fellow, where she coordinated the radical grassroots movement building collective the Southeast Asian Freedom Network (SEAFN), and worked in partnership with 1Love Movement (Philadelphia, PA). She spends most her time being a mother, eldest sister, daydreaming and reading about social movements. Chanravy is dedicated to serving the community, uplifting stories of those whom are most impacted by oppressive systems, and healing as a pathway to movement building.
Mohamed Yarrow, Maine
Mohamed Yare is an interpreter, a substitute teachers, and education technician in Lewiston, Maine. Mohamed is an immigrant from Somalia and has been living in Maine 2015. He is a student at the University of Southern Maine majoring in Social and Behavioral Sciences and a minor in Public Health, hoping to graduate early spring of 2020. Mohamed is Founder and Executive Director of Lewiston/Auburn Youth and Family Services in July 2018. He speaks English, Somali, Kiswahili and some Arabi.