Team


Adina Alpert

Adina Alpert

Selah Program Manager

Adina Alpert 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. In her previous role supporting CEO Stosh Cotler, she managed several internal... Read more

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Andrea Anderson

Andrea Anderson

Executive Assistant to the CEO

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... Read more

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Graie Barasch Hagans

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.  He holds a MPP from Rutgers University and serves... Read more

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Jamie Beran

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,... Read more

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Aryeh Cohen

Aryeh Cohen

Rabbi-in-Residence

Rabbi Aryeh Cohen, Ph.D. is the part-time Rabbi-in-Residence for Bend the Arc in Southern California. A long-time social justice activist — with a specific interest in economic justice, criminal justice reform, and articulating the theory and practice of Jewish social... Read more

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Tom Corcoran

Tom Corcoran

Digital Associate

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

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Stosh Cotler

Stosh Cotler

CEO

Stosh Cotler is the Chief Executive Officer of Bend the Arc: Jewish Action and Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice. With 30 years of experience as an organizer, trainer and leader within movements for justice and equity, Stosh... Read more

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Leili Davari

Leili Davari

Regional Organizer, Bay Area

Leili Davari-Bitton serves on the Bend the Arc team as Bay Area Regional Organizer. As a Mexican/Iranian-American hailing from El Paso, TX, Leili spent the last six years in Los Angeles where she first got involved with Bend the Arc... Read more

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Michal David

Michal David

Electoral Organizer

As an Electoral Organizer at Bend the Arc, Michal works in Nevada, Colorado, and Florida to mobilize Jewish folks to engage in voter contact efforts that will help win back progressive power in this country. Michal believes deeply that people, not institutions, hold the... Read more

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Mil Dranoff

Mil Dranoff

Development Associate

Milicent Dranoff 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.  Mil has a BA from Washington University in St. Louis... Read more

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Cory Fischer

Cory Fischer

Communications Director

Cory Fischer is the Communications Director for Bend the Arc, where he leads the communications team in telling our story. He joined the staff of the Progressive Jewish Alliance in February 2010 as their first Communications Director.Cory previously worked in... Read more

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Shana Gee-Cohen

Shana Gee-Cohen

Development Officer

Shana Gee-Cohen is Bend the Arc’s West Coast Development Officer working with individuals dedicated to systemic change. She develops relationships grounded in community and accountability to transform wealth, resources, and power towards the progressive movement. Shana believes in shifting the... Read more

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Amanda Gilmore

Amanda Gilmore

HR Director and Office Manager

Amanda Gilmore is the Human Resources Director and Office Manager at Bend the Arc, where she provides support to Bend the Arc's staff and the organization's operations as a whole.   Prior to joining Bend the Arc, Amanda has worked as... Read more

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Arielle Gingold

Arielle Gingold

Deputy Washington Director

Arielle Gingold joined Bend the Arc in 2013. In her capacity as Deputy Washington Director, 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... Read more

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Kayla Glick

Kayla Glick

New York 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. Before joining Bend... Read more

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Kate Hirsch

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. This position is part of her year with the Avodah Service Corps... Read more

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Becca Israel

Becca Israel

Development Officer

Becca Israel joined Bend the Arc in 2017 as the Development Officer. Seven years ago they participated in Bend the Arc's Jeremiah Fellowship for young leaders in the Bay Area and have remained actively engaged with the organization since. Prior... Read more

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Anjuli Kronheim Katz

Anjuli Kronheim Katz

Field Organizing Manager

Anjuli Kronheim Katz, Bend the Arc's Regional Organizer in Southern California, has been an organizer for ten years with previous organizing roles at California Common Cause, the LA Parents Union, and Green Corps. She graduated from the New Leader's Council... Read more

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Jason Kimelman-Block

Jason Kimelman-Block

Washington Director

Rabbi Jason Kimelman-Block is the Washington 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. He previously served as Bend the Arc's Rabbi-in-Residence... Read more

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Mickey Lambert

Mickey Lambert

Deputy Director of Development

Mickey is Bend the Arc's Deputy Director of Development. In this capacity, he is responsible for managing relationships with foundations and other institutional funders to secure ongoing support for Bend the Arc's work. Mickey brings nearly 15 years of experience... Read more

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Tracy Lin

Tracy Lin

Controller

Tracy Lin, Controller, helps oversee the finances of Bend the Arc. She studied accounting at Baruch College and has held jobs in accounting since her freshman year. Tracy loves working at Bend the Arc because everyone is so welcoming and passionate.... Read more

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Susan Lubeck

Susan Lubeck

National Field Director

Susan Lubeck became National Field Director in 2016, after serving for six years as Bay Area Regional Director. During her tenure, the Bay Area developed a deep bench of volunteer leaders; contributed to significant victories with key partners in tax... Read more

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Mark Mildner

Mark Mildner

Chief Financial Officer

As Chief Financial Officer of Bend the Arc, Mark Mildner has overall responsibility for all financial aspects of the organization. His responsibilities also include oversight of human resources and office service functions. He brings over 25 years of financial experience and... Read more

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Oren Postrel

Oren Postrel

South Bay Organizer

My first political action was attending anti-Viet Nam war protests as a a 4yr old, and my second was coming out at 19. I graduated from UC Berkeley and was ordained in 1993 from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion... Read more

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Derek Pugh

Derek 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... Read more

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Suzanne Reisman

Suzanne Reisman

Administrative Assistant

Suzanne Reisman is an Administrative Assistant at Bend the Arc. She is very happy to provide to support to Bend the Arc staff doing great work to make the world a fairer, more equitable, and just place. From ordering pens to... Read more

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Michelle Reyf

Michelle Reyf

Digital Organizing Manager

Michelle Reyf is the Senior Digital Organizer at Bend the Arc, where she helps mobilize Bend the Arc's growing base using the Internet. Michelle is a digital storyteller, trainer, and coach who previously helped launch and grow Groundswell, a multifaith... Read more

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Shais Rishon

Shais Rishon

Content Manager

Rabbi Shais Rishon is the Content Manager for Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, where he works to tell the stories of Bend the Arc’s social action. A long-time writer and speaker on issues of race and religion... Read more

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Ava Shapiro

Ava Shapiro

Director of Development

Ava Shapiro became Bend the Arc's Director of Development in 2017, after serving as a Senior Development Officer in the New York office. Ava has worked in development and with nonprofit Boards for both international and domestic social justice organizations... Read more

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Max Socol

Max Socol

National Organizer

Max Socol is a National Organizer with Bend the Arc, supporting chapters and affiliates primarily in the South. Since graduating from St. John’s College, Max has pursued intersecting passions for social justice and Jewish life — as a Jewish educator,... Read more

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Alexander Soros, PhD

Alexander Soros, PhD

Board Chair

Alex is currently at work on his PhD thesis work of history and philosophy entitled Jewish Dionysus: Heine, Nietzsche and the Politics of Literature.  Alex is a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Center for Politics and the Humanities at Bard... Read more


Marc Baum

Marc Baum

Prior to joining Serengeti, Marc Baum was the General Counsel and a Partner of Offit Capital Advisors and a member of the firm’s Investment Committee. From 2005-2009, Marc was a Managing Director, the General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer for... Read more


Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart

Peter Beinart is Associate Professor of Journalism and Political Science at the City University of New York. He is also a Contributor to The Atlantic, a Senior Columnist at Haaretz and a CNN Political Commentator.  His first book, The Good Fight,... Read more


Bernard Friedman

Bernard Friedman

Bernard Friedman is an entrepreneur with a twenty-five year primary focus on the media and entertainment space. In his early career, he managed a film development company for five years, then raised investment for his own, DOG DAZE PICTURES. As... Read more


Simon Greer

Simon Greer

Simon Greer has been involved in social change work for the past 25 years. Considered to be a serial entrepreneur in the non-profit world, he has three times served in a CEO role in “turnaround" undertakings where the organizations' missions... Read more


Ilyse Hogue

Ilyse Hogue

Ilyse Hogue, a social change practitioner, media consumer and analyst, and online engagement expert, is the president of NARAL Pro-Choice America. Previously, she served as Co-Director of Friends of Democracy, a 2012 initiative to build political power around the issue... Read more


Judith Tuller

Judith Tuller

Financial advisor

Judith Tuller is a long-time social justice, peace and political activist. She has been involved with a number of organizations, and is currently serving on the boards of Americans for Peace Now and American Friends of Neve Shalom/Wahat al-Salam. Her past board memberships include... Read more


Howard Welinsky

Howard Welinsky

Howard Welinsky has been a long time advocate to support Higher Education in California, co-founded the California Coalition for Public Higher Education. Howard served for 11 years on the California Postsecondary Education Commission. Howard, Chair of Democrats for Israel, Los... Read more