PAZA Advisory Circle
PAZA is proud to have such a unique gathering of advisors who lend their skills to the mission and vision of our growing organization.
Jane Lindemuth Fitzpatrick
Historical Storyteller/Honoring Indigenous Cultures
Jane Fitzpatrick has worked as a writer, production assistant, associate producer and featured extra on multiple film productions. She has owned & operated several film-related businesses including Sacajawea The Movie, Spirit Wind Films and Broken Hand Productions. She has devoted the last 10 years of her career securing a powerful team to produce an epic film on the life of Sacajawea. Along with the feature length screenplay, Sacajawea, The Windcatcher, which was Nominated and Selected for Best Period Piece, at the Action On Film International Film Festival in 2013, she is writing a novel to accompany the distribution of the film. Jane, a writer for over 30 years, has written three children's books as well as a family-centered script entitled, Kimama’s Wings, and she’s developing the script for Pomp, a miniseries based on Sacajawea's son, Jean Baptiste Charbonneau. In addition to her writing, she co-operates an inspirational online store (www.spiritwindcollection.com) with her daughter, Shawna Fitzpatrick.
Cultural Healing & Reconciliation
Jim is an ordained United Methodist pastor in Eastern Pennsylvania, recently retired from full-time ministry but active in different missions. Jim was ordained 40 years ago and has served five churches as pastor as well as eight years as a district superintendent for 80 churches in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties in Pennsylvania. Jim’s heart for Native American people grew from hearing the story of how a Colorado Methodist pastor, John Chivington, ordered the slaughter of several hundred Cheyenne and Arapaho people at Sand Creek on the plains of eastern Colorado in 1864 in a military operation. Jim has participated in services of repentance for these and other acts of violence in both regional and national gatherings of United Methodists, and seeks ways to bring understanding, reconciliation and healing. Along with his college and seminary training, Jim has received further training in the areas of finance, administration, leadership, and conflict mediation. He currently serves as chair of the Human Resources Team of the Eastern PA Conference of the United Methodist Church and serves on the board of LUMINA, an inner-city mission serving the poor in Lancaster, PA. Jim has been married to his wife, Karen for 42 years, and they have two grown daughters, Lauren and Kristin. The Todds reside in the city of Lancaster, PA.
Title IX Advisor
Advocate for Indigenous Causes
Bob is originally from Baltimore MD. He attended Essex Community College and became involved in the Theatre Arts program. Bob then attended the New York Academy of Drama and acted professionally for several years. Bob returned to Baltimore and served in the Baltimore City Police Department and the United States Navy Reserve. Upon retiring from the Police Department, he entered the field of education. For several years he ran an alternative education program for “high at risk” students in Baltimore City. He then moved to Baltimore Polytechnic Institute where he taught World History and Government. While at Polytechnic he also coached soccer and lacrosse. In 2008 Bob assumed the duties of Vice Principal at Valley Forge Military Academy and College. By 2010 he had assumed the duties of the Dean of Student Services and Title IX Coordinator. While at VFMAC he also ran the U.S. Military Academy Preparatory program and coached soccer and lacrosse. After leaving VFMAC he was the Title IX Coordinator for Millersville University. He moved to Gwynedd Mercy University as the Title IX Coordinator in 2017. Since arriving at Gwynedd Mercy University, the Title IX Office has sponsored the annual Walk A Mile In Her Shoes event to raise awareness of the issue of domestic violence. The office has been a part of the planning committee for the annual Take Back The Night event to raise awareness of the impact of sexual violence. The university has entered into partnerships with several community advocacy agencies. During the DAPL Bob was a guest speaker at rallies to end construction of the pipeline. Currently he is very involved with the Minnesota Indian Women’s Sexual Assault Coalition and the Tipi Raisers of Pine Ridge Reservation. He has been the chairperson for several events which have addressed the issue of Murdered Missing Indigenous Women. In 2020 through MIWSAC he received certification as a Victim’s Sexual Assault Advocate for Indian Women. He has also done service work at Pine Ridge Reservation for the Lakota People. Currently he is learning the Lakota language. Bob currently resides in Phoenixville PA. with his wife, Linda of 42 years. They have seven grandchildren and a rescue dog named Callan.
Shaquera Martindale (she/her), originally from Bronx, New York is presently Deputy Director of the Redevelopment Authority of Easton. She has been with the Authority since 2016 and is responsible for administering federal grant programs to the City of Easton, which includes the Community Development Block Grant and HOME Programs. She is also responsible for assisting with the development, administration, leadership and implementation of the City’s strategies and programs for neighborhood revitalization, housing initiatives and partnerships, business assistance, retention, and expansion. The core mission is to offer equitable access to programs and resources for citizens of the City of Easton with a special focus on under-served or underrepresented communities. Shaquera holds a Master’s in Business Administration with an Accountancy discipline from DeSales University. In her role as Deputy Director, Shaquera. developed a strong interest in contributing assistance to underserved communities with a heightened focus on homelessness and housing insecurity. While in attendance at St. John’s University she has volunteered with multiple organizations, contributing to the efforts for equity and access to basic needs for individuals in all communities. Shaquera brings more than her extensive knowledge and experience to the PAZA Advisory Circle, she brings her passion to unite all people through love, spiritual unity and inclusion to create a better world.
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