Staff


Rachel Ackoff

Rachel Ackoff

Deputy Field Director

Rachel Ackoff is the Deputy Field Director at Bend the Arc where she mobilizes the American Jewish community to create a more just, fair, compassionate America. She previously served as Senior Organizer at American Jewish World Service where she mobilized... Read more

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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

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. The Jewish Daily Forward featured Ms. Cotler in the... Read more

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Leili Davari-Bitton

Leili Davari-Bitton

Regional Organizer, Bay Area

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... Read more

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Milicent Dranoff

Milicent 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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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

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. Before joining Bend... 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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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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Anjuli Kronheim Katz

Anjuli Kronheim Katz

Regional Organizer, Southern California

Anjuli Kronheim Katz, Bend the Arc's Regional Organizer in Southern California, spent three and a half years at California Common Cause as the Los Angeles Organizer. There, she focused on campaigns around voting rights, campaign finance reform and ethics. She... 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... Read more

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Jonathan Lipman

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.Jonathan has nearly two decades of experience in the political arena. Prior to... 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... 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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Michelle Reyf

Michelle Reyf

Senior Digital Organizer

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 distributed... Read more

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Ava Shapiro

Ava Shapiro

Director of Development

Ava Shapiro joined Bend the Arc in 2015 as a Senior Development Officer, working with individual donors east of the Mississippi. Ava has worked in development and with nonprofit Boards for both international and domestic social justice organizations based in... 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, a... Read more

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Carrie Sterns

Carrie Sterns

Jeremiah Fellowship Director

Carrie Sterns has been active in social justice leadership programs since high school, and is passionate about the power young people have to change the world. She began her social justice journey as a participant in a Dismantling Oppression Youth... Read more

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