Who We Are
Bend the Arc Staff
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 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 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.
Bend the Arc Jewish Action
Sean supports the messaging and marketing needs of the Bend the Arc family of organizations and is currently leading the communications efforts for Bend the Arc's first national conference in June, 2016.
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 is the Senior Digital Organizer at Bend the Arc, where she helps mobilize Bend the Arc's growing base using the Internet.
Andrea Anderson joined Bend the Arc in 2017 as the 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.
Mil joined the Development team at Bend the Arc in October 2015. She oversees all gift processing, donor acknowledgement and database maintenance, as well as stewardship of lower-level donors.
Mickey is Bend the Arc's Deputy Director of Development.
Finance & Administration
Amanda provides support both to the success of Bend the Arc's staff and the organization's operations as a whole.
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.
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.
Leili Davari-Bitton joins the Bend the Arc team as Bay Area Regional Organizer. As a Mexican/Iranian, hailing from El Paso, TX, Leili spent the last six years in Los Angeles where she first got involved with Bend the Arc as a Jeremiah Fellow in 2011. The following year, she was selected as a Community Organizing Residency Fellow (COR) and was placed at the Coalition of Humane Immigrant Rights of Los Angeles (CHIRLA).
Kayla is the Field and Communications Associate at Bend the Arc, where she supports campaign work.
Susan Lubeck became National Field Director in 2016, after serving for six years as Bay Area Regional Director.
Rabbi Aryeh is the part-time Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc in Southern California and a long time social justice activist.