Who We Are

Bend the Arc Staff


Stosh Cotler

Chief Executive Officer

Stosh Cotler is the Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc. Ms. Cotler has twenty years of leadership experience as an educator, trainer, and organizer within social and economic justice movements. In her years of leadership at Bend the Arc, Ms. Cotler has personally overseen some of the organization’s most successful national growth strategies, including strategic mergers and affiliations.

Jamie Beran

Chief of Staff

Jamie Beran is the Chief of Staff at Bend the Arc. As a member of the Executive Team, her work is focused on managing the program and field staff and holding the organization to high standards of internal management, planning, and creating an intentional organizational culture.

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block

Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block is the Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action, where he works to bring the voices of progressive American Jews into the halls of power in Washington, DC.

Jonathan Lipman, Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan Lipman

Chief Strategy Officer

Jonathan Lipman is the Chief Strategy Officer for Bend the Arc, where he oversees all of the direct impact work of the organization through advocacy, communication and organizing.

Adina Alpert

Program Manager, Selah Leadership Program

Adina is the Program Manager for Bend the Arc’s Selah Leadership Program, which transforms and connects Jewish leaders and organizations to build a powerful social justice sector.

Bay Area

Hanah Goldov

Administrative Assistant

Hanah is an Administrative Assistant at Bend the Arc supporting both the Bay Area and Los Angeles offices.

Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Arielle Gingold

Deputy Director, Bend the Arc Jewish Action

Arielle represents the organization on Capitol Hill, to the Administration and in diverse coalitions on issues ranging from voting rights to immigration reform to promoting LGBT equality.

Derek C. Pugh

PAC Director

As the Director of Bend the Arc Jewish Action PAC, Derek identifies federally elected officials and candidates who are in the best position to champion Bend the Arc Jewish Action’s legislative agenda and maximizes the PAC’s resources to support those candidates.


Tom Corcoran

Digital Associate

As Digital Associate, Tom helps engage Bend the Arc's community through social media and online engagement.

Cory Fischer

Communications Director

Cory leads the communications team in telling the story of Bend the Arc and engaging the American Jewish community in national advocacy campaigns.

Michelle Reyf

Senior Digital Organizer

Michelle is the Senior Digital Organizer at Bend the Arc, where she helps mobilize Bend the Arc's growing base using the Internet.


Andrea Anderson

Executive Assistant to the CEO

Andrea supports the leadership of Bend the Arc's CEO, Stosh Cotler, and is also a member of the Development Team, working on various projects including overseeing speaking engagements.

Milicent Dranoff

Development Associate

Mil oversees all gift processing, donor acknowledgement and database maintenance, as well as stewardship of lower-level donors.

Becca Israel

Development Officer

As Development Officer, Becca works closely with the supporters who make Bend the Arc's work possible.

Mickey Lambert

Deputy Director of Development

As Deputy Director of Development, Mickey is responsible for managing relationships with foundations and other institutional funders to secure ongoing support for Bend the Arc's work.

Ava Shapiro

Development Director

Ava is the Director of Development for Bend the Arc, leading the Development team in mobilizing the supporters and resources Bend the Arc needs to achieve its mission.

Finance & Administration

Amanda Gilmore

Human Resources Director & Office Manager

Amanda provides support both to the success of Bend the Arc's staff and the organization's operations as a whole.

Tracy Lin


Tracy helps oversee the finances of Bend the Arc. She studied accounting at Baruch College and has held jobs in accounting since her freshman year.

Mark Mildner

Chief Financial Officer

Mark has overall responsibility for all financial aspects of Bend the Arc. His responsibilities also include oversight of human resources and office service functions.

Leadership Initiatives

Carolyn Sterns

Jeremiah Fellowship Director

As the Jeremiah Fellowship Director, Carrie works with young leaders to transform progressive Jewish values into social action in their communities.


Rachel Ackoff

Deputy Field Director

Rachel is the Deputy Field Director at Bend the Arc where she mobilizes the American Jewish community to create a more just, fair, compassionate America.

Graie Barasch Hagans

National Organizer and Training Coordinator

Graie Barasch Hagans is the National Organizer and Training Coordinator at Bend the Arc where he helps American Jews discover their own capacity to build a better and more beautiful world.

Leili Davari-Bitton

Bay Area Regional Organizer

As Bay Area Regional Organizer, Leili organizes Jewish leaders across the Bay Area to work on Bend the Arc's campaigns for civil rights, criminal justice reform, and immigrant rights.

Kayla Glick

Field and Digital Organizer

Kayla is the Field and Digital Organizer at Bend the Arc, where she supports the leadership and campaigns of the New York Chapter as well as local communications efforts for Bend the Arc's growing national grassroots network.

Kate Hirsch

National Organizing Fellow

Kate is the National Organizing Fellow at Bend the Arc this year, where she works to support Bend the Arc field organizers and volunteer leaders across the country.

Susan Lubeck

National Field Director

Susan Lubeck became National Field Director in 2016, after serving for six years as Bay Area Regional Director.

Jessica Rosenberg

Rabbinic Intern

Jessica is the Rabbinic Intern, where she works to integrate and deepen Jewish history, ritual, and tradition in Bend the Arc's work.

Max Socol

National Organizer

Max is a National Organizer with Bend the Arc, supporting chapters and affiliates primarily in the South.

Southern California

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen


Rabbi Aryeh is the part-time Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc in Southern California and a long time social justice activist.

Anjuli Kronheim Katz

Regional Organizer

Anjuli oversees advocacy and outreach efforts for the Southern California region, where she also runs the Southern California cohort of the Jeremiah Fellowship.