Committee Chair, Penny Allen Grinage, is a life-long member of St. Stephen and St. Martin’s Church in Brooklyn. She has served as a lay leader in her church as both warden and vestry person. She worked for 12 years as an elementary school principal with the NYC Department of Education and retired after 34 years as an educator. She also worked as an adjunct professor for Touro College and as an educational consultant. She holds a Master’s degree in Special Education and a Master’s degree in School Administration and Supervision. She currently serves on the Diocesan Council, the Reparations subcommittee, as a board member of Episcopal Ministries of Long Island (EMLI) and on the Grant Review Committee. She is also active in her sorority, Delta Sigma Theta, Inc., and the Union of Black Episcopalians (UBE).