Our Team

Kim Lamberty Dr. Kim Lamberty is the Quixote Center’s Executive Director. She has been developing and managing faith-based justice, peace, cross-cultural, and community service programs for over 25 years. She served as director of social justice ministry at St. John the Baptist parish in Silver Spring, from 1996 to 2003. She has accompanied vulnerable communities and human rights workers in Palestine, Colombia, and the U.S.-Mexico border through her work with Christian Peacemaker Teams, from 2004 to 2008. She managed Haiti programming and directed work with U.S. universities for Catholic Relief Services from 2010 to 2019. At CRS Kim worked to wean U.S. churches away from a charity model of international development and toward a focus on economic justice and peacebuilding. Kim just departed her mot recent position as director of justice, peace and integrity of creation at the Society of the Sacred Heart United States and Canada Province to accept the role of executive director at the Quixote Center. She is also founder and president of Just Haiti, a fair trade coffee company that focuses on economic justice for vulnerable small scale farmers, and co-owner of Conscious Coffees (with her brother), another fair trade coffee company.  Kim specializes in addressing root causes of poverty, violence, and environmental degradation, especially relating to economic justice and consumption in the United States, and has published numerous articles on the topic, especially as it relates to Haiti. She holds master’s degrees from Columbia University and Washington Theological Union, and a Doctor of Ministry degree, in cross-cultural ministry, from Catholic Theological Union.

Marianne Baldwin – Marianne is the Administrative Associate at the Quixote Center. Originally from Pennsylvania, she moved to Washington, DC in 2001 to pursue her graduate studies, completing an M.A. in International Peace and Conflict Resolution and an M.A. in Teaching at American University. In 2003, she travelled to Iraq in opposition to the war with the group Academics for Peace. Marianne has taught social studies in a DC public High School and for a year on a Fulbright Teacher Exchange in Barranquilla, Colombia. She then worked in the non-profit world before taking time off to have her two kiddos. She is happy to be returning to work at the Quixote Center.

Tom Ricker – Tom Ricker is a Program Associate with the Quixote Center. Tom began working in international solidarity in 1995 following a life changing trip to Nicaragua. He joined the current staff in January of 2018 and has worked with the Quixote Center twice before (2001-2008, and 2011-2014). In addition to the Quixote Center, Tom has worked with Witness for Peace, the East Timor and Indonesia Action Network, and the Rothko Chapel, where he coordinated public programs including the Oscar Romero Human Rights Award. Tom holds a PhD in political science, and teaches international human rights and politics part-time for the University of Maryland, University College online. Currently living in Houston, Tom plays guitar for the bayou-grunge band Konkerute, and records his own solo work under the name Minivan Gogh. He considers his most important job title to be “Benny’s daddy.”

Alexandra Gulden – Alexandra is the Program and Outreach Coordinator at the Quixote Center. A New Orleans native, she has interned for Our Voice Nuestra Voz, LatinasRepresent, and Catholic Charities Refugee & Immigration Services. During her summer internship with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, Alexandra helped manage Communications for the Hispanic Caucus in order to uplift legislation and issues impacting Latino communities. She graduated in 2021 from Kenyon College with a B.A. in International Studies and minors in both Spanish and Arabic.

Contact Us

  • Quixote Center
    P.O. Box 1950
    Greenbelt, MD 20768
  • Office: 301-699-0042
    Email: info@quixote.org

Directions to office:

6305 Ivy Lane, Suite 255. Greenbelt, MD 20770

For public transportation: We are located near the Green Belt metro station (green line)