About Us

The National Council of Jewish Women (NCJW) is a grassroots organization of volunteers and advocates who turn progressive ideals into action. Inspired by Jewish values, NCJW strives for social justice by improving the quality of life for women, children, and families and by safeguarding individual rights and freedoms.



Sheila Katz
Chief Executive Officer

Stephanie Russell
Executive Assistant

Finance & Administration

Maranda Jones-Anderson
Director, Finance

Mahesh Datla
Manager, General Accounting

Vanessa Surles
Manager, Payroll and Revenue Operations

Sheryl McLeod
Manager, Human Resources and Operations

Maya Hendin
Office Administrator


Catherine Gibson
Director, Development

Page Yarborough
Associate Director, Development

Engagement & Leadership

Lindsay Morris
Director, Engagement and Leadership

Ari Solomon
Manager, Grassroots Advocacy

Hannah Cohen Smith
Grassroots Associate

Samantha Weil
Member and Field Services Associate

Leah Singman
Administrator, Member and Field Services and Donor Relations

Marketing & Communications

Amanda Lang
Director, Marketing and Communications

Stephanie Cohen
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

Alicia Smith
Marketing and Communications Associate

Government Relations and Advocacy

Jody Rabhan
Chief Policy Officer

Faith Williams
Associate Director, Government Relations and Advocacy

Shannon Russell
Legislative Associate

Caroline Ostro
Judicial Nominations Campaign Manager

Brenda Batts
Administrator, Government Relations and Advocacy

Israel Policy and Programs

Dina Charnin
Director, Israel Policy and Programs

Liron Peleg Hadomi
NCJW Representative in Israel