Prior to this, he spent many years as a teacher at all levels from preschool to graduate school. Locally, he taught Social Science courses and developed programs for veterans in transition, at Monterey Peninsula College. He created Monterey County’s first Men’s Alternatives to Violence Program, and he chaired the statewide coalition of alternatives to violence programs. He founded the local chapter of the National Coalition Building Institute, an organization that does workshops on reducing prejudice and claiming pride in our heritage. Over 10,000 people have participated in workshops this chapter has led . For two years, he was a facilitator for the Institute on the Healing of Racism. He has appeared on local and national television as an expert on men’s issues.
Fred’s main interest is in developing leadership for human liberation and community building.
Fred has been married to Ann Todd Jealous, a marriage and family counselor, for 46 years and they have two grown children, Lara and Benjamin and three grandchildren, Nina, Morgan and Jackson.
Lee is also the Executive Director for Breakthrough.
He weaves song, humor and insight in his work with men in the Breakthrough workshops and loves to see the transformation in the hearts and minds of men. He is a songwriter, married to his partner for 32 years, is a father of 3 girls (grown women now), and grandfather of 2 boys.
Tom is currently the presenter for ongoing support for Breakthrough 1 & 2 graduates.