Our small core team is assisted by many volunteers and interns, working to make dreams real.


Donna Baranski-Walker

Founder and Executive Director

In August of 2010, I was given a Medal of Gratitude in front of 25,000 people at the Gdansk Shipyard in Poland for something I organized 30 years earlier in Chicago when I was in my 20′s — so I really believe in the ability of young people to make a difference in the world.  What I did back then was to organize a group called Support of Solidarity— Chicago, to oppose the declaration of martial law against Poland’s Solidarity Movement. It  the year I graduated from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. In 1990, during the stand-off that led the US into the first Gulf War, I drew upon lessons learned to pose a nonviolent way to end the then stand-off with Iraq. My op-ed to the New York Times, “Small Lights in the Darkness”, was translated into Arabic by the First Lady of Greece who carried it to the Iraqi Women’s Federation a week before the war began. In 1996, I visited schools in Israel, the West Bank, Gaza, East Jerusalem and Jordan to invite them to link together using technology, and they all said yes.    When the World Bank adopted that project, I founded Rebuilding Alliance in 2002 as a tangible way to bring people together to build, make peace and assure justice.
E-mail: dbw @
Phone: (650) 325-4663

Thai Hien Ho

Accountant and Assistant Project Manager

E-mail: Thai @ 

Phone: (650) 325-4663

Monica Quinn

Clerical Associate

I can’t believe I have been rebuilding homes and communities in war–torn areas for nearly seven years now. My name is Monica Quinn and I am the clerical associate at the Rebuilding Alliance. I process all donations and sign–up sheets, e-mail and print thank you notes, and organize and speak at Rotary clubs all over the Bay Area.  My job gives me satisfaction because I help people rebuild their lives after such destruction. I get them back on the road to recovery! When I am not working, I like to exercise, read, listen to music, watch TV, spend time with family and friends, and travel! I hope to continue working here for a long time!
E-mail: Monica @
Phone: (650) 325-4663


Meghan Wrublewski

Fair Trade Coordinator

About Meghan in her own words
E-mail: Meghan @
Phone: (650) 325-4663