Our Members

The Fund is managed by two committees, the Boston College Committee and the Executive Committee, each composed exclusively of volunteers. One committee, based at Boston College (BC), includes longtime MBF members, as well as current BC students, faculty and staff. The Executive Committee is also volunteer based, including founding members and community members. As a result of our volunteer leadership, we have very minimal administrative costs. Eighty-five percent of all contributions received by the fund are used for grantmaking to our projects. We put out our bi-annual newsletter "The Just Word", organize our annual Bowlathon and other fundraising events, solicit and evaluate proposals, and maintain contact with our grantee organizations around the world. The present members of the Executive Committee are listed below; their professional affiliations are listed for informational purposes only

Executive Committee

Ben Achtenberg, M.A.
Documentary filmmaker, and the Director of The Refuge Media Project, currently producing a film on the healthcare and social service needs of immigrant survivors of torture.
Tim Karcz
Assistant Director, Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Boston College.
Ramsay Liem, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology, Boston College. Ramsay's interests include human rights and mental health, Asian American studies, and US-Korean relations.
M. Brinton Lykes, Ph.D.
Professor of Community-Cultural Psychology and Associate Director, Center for Human Rights & International Justice, Boston College. An activist scholar whose work explores links between indigenous cultural practices and community-based responses to war.
Catherine M. Mooney, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Church History, Boston College
A historian and theologian by profession, Cathy's activist interests intensified particularly in the years she worked with indigenous people in rural Argentina during that country's "Dirty War" when thousands of Argentines were tortured and "disappeared".

Cristina "Kiki" Sadurní
Graduate Assistant to the Martín Baró Fund, and Master's student in Applied Developmental and Educational Psychology, Boston College Lynch School of Education