Staff

Eric LeCompte

For more than 20 years, Eric LeCompte has led religious groups to win policies that alleviate poverty, address global conflict and promote human rights.‎ He is the Executive Director of Jubilee USA Network, a development coalition of more than 650 religious groups and US organizations. Learn more about Eric here

 

Lydia C. Andrews

Lydia Andrews is the Deputy Director at Jubilee USA. Lydia works in tandem with the Executive Director on Jubilee USA’s policy, development and communications work and oversees Jubilee’s organizing and outreach efforts. Lydia represents Jubilee in meetings with key decision makers and partner organizations. She joined Jubilee USA as of October 2017. 

Kate Zeller

Kate Zeller is based in Provo, Utah and serves as the Campaigns Director at Jubilee USA. Kate oversees Jubilee USA's national grassroots campaign to increase participation in the Jubilee Congregations program and national Network Council.

Kate grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and then with a Masters of Public Administration. She also served as a missionary in central and southern Italy, and has worked extensively with anti-trafficking groups in Utah and across the country. She enjoys music, art, being active and spending time with family and friends.

Candice Zheng

Candice Zheng is the Policy Associate for Jubilee USA Network where she works closely with Jubilee USA's staff by developing research and written materials on our policy priorities. Candice is originally from Shenzhen, China and studies International Affairs at the George Washington University. Candice is interested in international economics, including trade, economic justice issues and economic development. Jubilee USA provides her with inspirational research experiences and the opportunity to explore the work of nonprofits.

 

Laiselys Barreto

Laiselys Barreto is the Development and Executive Associate for Jubilee USA Network where she supports overall office operations, fundraising, grant applications and direct mail outreach. She is originally from Barquisimeto, Venezuela and is a junior at the University of South Florida. Laiselys majors in International Studies and minors in Creative Writing. Her interests are in international affairs, humanitarian issues, and the arts. 

 

Mady Johnston

Mady Johnston is the Communications Associate at Jubilee USA Network. She works with the Communications Director on their internal and external communications by writing and editing online content, organizational resources, and press materialsShe is a senior at Alvernia University which is located in her hometown of Reading, Pennsylvania. She is studying Communications with an emphasis in Film and a minor in Women and Gender Studies. Her passions lie in music, journalism, and social justice issues. She is emphatic about joining Jubilee USA in their work for a more globally just economy.

 

Mareda Smith

Mareda Smith is the Outreach Associate at Jubilee USA Network. She works to develop resources for grassroots supporters and assists with engagement efforts for Jubilee's congregations, faith communities and partners. Mareda studies Political Science at Luther College in Decorah, Iowa.