Who leads the Selah trainings?

The Selah Leadership Program is led by a team of Bend the Arc staff and trainers. We are still finalizing our facilitation team for Selah 17. Our core trainers and key staff include:


Leili Davari, Selah Program Manager, Bend the Arc.

Leili joins our Selah Team after being on staff with Bend the Arc for 3 years as Regional Organizer for the Bay Area. As a Jewish Woman of Color, Leili participated in Selah Cohort 15 and brings her passion and commitment to the leadership of Jews of Color to her role as Selah Program Manager. 

Shahanna McKinney-Baldon, Founding Executive Director, Edot Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity and Racial Justice Collaborative

Shahanna McKinney-Baldon, M.Ed is Founding Executive Director at Edot Midwest Regional Jewish Diversity and Racial Justice Collaborative. She also holds several appointments at University of Wisconsin-Madison's Wisconsin Center for Education Research (WCER), and is the Co-Founder of Tiyuv, an initiative focused on Jews of Color-led, culturally-responsive evaluation of community racial justice initiatives. A longtime national thought leader on racial and ethnic diversity in the Jewish community, Shahanna has held leadership roles in Jewish organizations and in public education. Shahanna holds a B.S. in Secondary Education, with concentrations in Hebrew and Communications, from University of Wisconsin-Madison; and an M.Ed. in Student Services, with a concentration in Social Justice Education, from University of Massachusetts-Amherst.

Rusia N. Mohiuddin, Coach & Strategist, Universal Partnership

Rusia N. Mohiuddin, based in New York, is a master trainer, facilitator, and coach and a strategist who pioneered the integration of somatics into an organizing framework. Her current mission, through Universal Partnership, has been developing a holistic model for social justice change work that places in its center the necessary transformation of social change agents. Rusia brings a unique style to creating pathways for individuals to bring their best selves forward when enacting social change in their organizations & communities.