About Us

Our Team

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

Leadership

Tony Banout

Senior Vice President

Katie Bringman Baxter

Vice President of Program Strategy

Rev. Frederick Davie

Senior Advisor on Racial Equity

Mary Ellen Giess

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Amber Hacker

Vice President of Operations and Finance

Eboo Patel

Founder & President

Programs

Don Abram

Program Manager

Katie Bringman Baxter

Vice President of Program Strategy

Janett Cordoves

Director of Higher Education Partnerships

Kaitlyn Dalton

Program Assistant

Lizzie Franclemont

Program Assistant

Mary Ellen Giess

Vice President of Strategic Initiatives

Tina Grace

Program Coordinator

Carr Harkrader

Program Consultant

Becca Hartman-Pickerill

Director of Program Resourcing

Megan Johnson

Senior Consultant for Strategic Initiatives

Harmeet Kaur Kamboj

Program Manager

Rachel Kline

Program Manager

LaTanya Lane

Director of the Interfaith Leadership Institute

Connie Meyer

Curriculum Development Consultant

Jenan Mohajir

Senior Director of Special Projects

Shauna Morin

Strategic Initiatives Consultant

Noa Nakao

Program Assistant

Zia Pentescu

Program Assistant

Carolyn Roncolato

Director of Academic Initiatives

Noah Silverman

Senior Director of Learning

Jane Ulring

Program Manager

Alexis Vaughan

Director of Racial Equity Initiatives

Morgan Visser

Program Assistant

Paul Wagner

Program Assistant

Suzanne Watts Henderson

Senior Consultant

Gracie Webb

Program Assistant

Hannah Willage

Director of the Emerging Leaders Network

Public Affairs

R.A. Luna

Marketing & Communications Manager

Katherine O’Brien

Marketing & Communications Administrator

Monique Parsons

Managing Editor, Interfaith America Magazine

Brandan Robertson

Social Media Manager

Silma Suba

Media Manager and Staff Writer

Kristina Viera

Marketing & Communications Director

Allie Vroegop

Program Coordinator

Advancement

Tony Banout

Senior Vice President

Brande Orr

Foundation Relations Manager

Chris Portman

Director of Foundation Relations

Olivia Whitener

Advancement Manager

Operations & Finance

Samantha Esser

HR Coordinator

Amber Hacker

Vice President of Operations and Finance

Nadia Salam

Controller

Slavica Sudar

Staff Accountant

Vanessa Young

Office Manager

Angela Zonderman

Director of Human Resources

Executive Office

Annalyn Chia

Executive Assistant

Teri Simon

Director of Executive Office

Orly Zinkow

Executive Assistant & Events Consultant

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

Founder & President, Cambridge Health Ventures

John D. Inazu

Professor, Washington University in St. Louis

Jeff Pinzino

Principal, Pinzino Consulting

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

CEO

P33

Dr. Mary Dana Hinton

President

Hollins University

Sylvia Kaufman

Executive

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

CEO

BMe Community

Rabbi Joshua Stanton

Rabbi

East End Temple in Manhattan

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