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

Sarah Feinberg
Senior Director, Planning and Administration

Finance & Administration

Maranda Jones-Anderson
Director, Finance

Mahesh Datla
Senior Accountant

Vanessa Surles
Staff Accountant

Sheryl McLeod
Manager, Human Resources and Operations

Stephanie Russell
Executive Assistant


Page Yarborough
Associate Director, Development

Judith Bussey
Manager, Database and Development Services

Sophia Elias
Manager, Grants and Special Projects

Member and Field Services

Robin S. Graham
Manager, Section Services and Membership Data

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

Suzanne Crowell
Senior Writer

Alicia Smith
Marketing and Communications Associate

Government Relations and Advocacy

Jody Rabhan
Director, Government Relations and Advocacy

Lindsay Morris
Associate Director, Government Relations and Advocacy

Faith Williams
Senior Manager, Government Relations

Shannon Russell
Legislative Associate

Ari Conrad
Manager, Grassroots Advocacy

Hannah Cohen Smith
Grassroots 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