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 Ann Russell
Executive Assistant to the CEO

Finance & Administration

Maranda Jones-Anderson
Director, Finance and Administration

Mahesh Datla
Manager, General Accounting

Vanessa Surles
Manager, Payroll and Revenue Operations


Catherine Gibson
Director, Development

Page Yarborough
Associate Director, Development

Stephanie McKim
Manager, Database and Development Services

Engagement & Leadership

Lindsay Morris
Director, Engagement, and Leadership

Ari Solomon
Manager, Grassroots Advocacy

Jane Yamaykin
Field Manager

Samantha Weil
Member and Field Services Associate

Marketing & Communications

Stephanie Cohen
Associate Director, Marketing and Communications

Steph Black
Special Projects Associate

Government Relations and Advocacy

Jody Rabhan
Chief Policy Officer

Faith Williams
Associate Director, Government Relations and Advocacy

Shannon Russell
Legislative Counsel

Brenda Batts
Administrator, Government Relations and Advocacy

Israel Policy and Programs

Liron Peleg Hadomi
NCJW Representative in Israel