Fred Jealous, M.A.
Fred Jealous founded Breakthrough in 1987. Fred has retired from active participation at Breakthrough and enjoys gardening, reading and writing. Prior to Breakthrough, 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.
Program Director & Breakthrough Presenter
Lee Garland was a graduate of Fred’s Options workshop in 1991, and has been involved in men’s liberation work since 1989. He has been leading Breakthrough workshops since 1994. He is a ReEvaluation Counseling Teacher, been a Men’s Alternatives to Violence counselor, worked with David Schiffman on the Northstar Men’s Project, is an intern with the Human Awareness Institute and has studied Effective Communication with Selwa Said.
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 since 1981, is a father of 3 girls (grown women now), and grandfather of 2 boys.
Tony Brigantino is an engaging and charismatic presenter with a special knack for using real life examples to help demonstrate the Breakthrough material. He is an adventurous, fun loving man with a zesty view of life.
learned about Breakthrough from a teenager who had introduced her
stepfather to the program. The free intro-night proved to be a beacon
for Tony upon hearing these promises, “Breakthrough will provide you
with the tools to become a better listener, better husband and better
father.” These tools indeed helped Tony become a better listener, better
father for his four adult children, and better husband. His wife
Christina says “Breakthrough taught Tony how to love”.
Since 2009 he has continually participated in active roles within the Breakthrough community as self-led group member, Ally, Small Group Leader, Site Committee member, Workshop Coordinator, and his current role as Presenter in Training.