About Us

Our Team

Interfaith America has a talented and dedicated staff of interfaith leaders who make our mission a reality.


Katie Bringman Baxter

Chief Impact Officer

Kevin Coval

Senior Advisor

Mary Ellen Giess

Chief Innovation Officer

Amber Hacker

Chief of External Affairs & CFO

Jenan Mohajir

Vice President of External Affairs

Eboo Patel

Founder & President

Adam Nicholas Phillips

Chief Strategy Officer & Chief of Staff

Noah Silverman

Vice President of Public Affairs


Katie Bringman Baxter

Chief Impact Officer

Bex Blackburn

Program Operations Manager

Kaitlyn Dalton

Program Coordinator

Mary Ellen Giess

Chief Innovation Officer

Tina Grace

Program Manager

Todd Green

Director of Campus Partnerships

Joey Haynes

Program Manager

Carr Harkrader

Program Consultant

Becca Hartman-Pickerill

Senior Director of Democracy Initiatives

Zahra Jamal

Senior Consultant

Megan Johnson

Senior Director of Strategic Initiatives

Harmeet Kaur Kamboj

Program Manager

LaTanya Lane

Director of the Interfaith Leadership Institute

Connie Meyer

Director of Learning

Jenan Mohajir

Vice President of External Affairs

Shauna Morin

Director of Program Operations & Evaluation

Noa Nakao

Program Coordinator

Rollie Olson

Program Manager

Zia Pentescu

Program Assistant

Amar Peterman

Program Manager

Marley Pierce

Program Manager

Sara Rahim

Program Manager

Carolyn Roncolato

Director of Academic Initiatives

Rebecca Russo

Senior Director of Higher Education Strategy

Noah Silverman

Vice President of Public Affairs

Rachel Tingley

Program Manager

Paul Wagner

Program Coordinator

Suzanne Watts Henderson

Senior Consultant

Gracie Webb

Program Coordinator

Hannah Willage

Director of the Emerging Leaders Network

Public Affairs

Rachel Crowe

Marketing & Communications Assistant

Katherine O’Brien

Marketing & Communications Manager

Brandan Robertson

Social Media Manager

Noah Silverman

Vice President of Public Affairs

Silma Suba


Allie Vroegop

Content Manager


Chris Portman

Senior Director of Institutional Advancement

Sam Ryan

Grants Coordinator

Morgan Visser

Advancement Manager

Olivia Whitener

Foundation Relations Manager

Operations & Finance

Sean Riley

IT Senior Support Specialist

Samantha Esser

Benefits & HRIS Manager

Amber Hacker

Chief of External Affairs & CFO

Nadia Salam


Slavica Sudar

Staff Accountant

Vanessa Young

Office Manager

Angela Zonderman

Senior Director of HR and Operations

Executive Office

Annalyn Chia

Executive Assistant

Teri Simon

Director of Executive Office

Senior Fellows

Senior Fellows are influential field leaders with a track record of bridging divides in their respective fields. Working with IA on a variety of specific initiatives, Senior Fellows provide invaluable strategic insight, advice, and advocacy within their spheres of influence on behalf of the organization.

Donna M. Carroll

President Emerita, Dominican University

Simon Greer

John D. Inazu

Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Jeff Pinzino

Principal, Pinzino Consulting

Frank D. Sanchez

Senior Fellow, Interfaith America

Board of Directors

Cassie McCrea Burns

Vice President & Financial Advisor

McCrea Burns Group at Baird Private Wealth Management

Dr. Donna Carroll

President Emeritus

Dominican University

Dr. Toni Clark

Executive Director

iBuildBridges Inc., Toni Clark & Associates, Inc.

Jessica Green

Vice President

The Duchossois Family Foundation

Brad Henderson



Dr. Mary Dana Hinton


Hollins University

Sylvia Kaufman


Amstore Corp.

Dr. Paul F. Knitter

Professor Emeritus

Union Theological Seminary

Kabir Kumar

Senior Director, Global Culture, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Walmart Inc.

Jessica Sarowitz

Managing Partner; Co-Founder; Managing Partner

4SBay Partners LLC; Julian Grace Foundation; Miraflores Films LLC

Trabian Shorters


BMe Community

Rabbi Joshua Stanton


East End Temple in Manhattan


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