Global Program Officer
Shaun Goldstone's cosmopolitan start at JDC has provided him with a unique and comprehensive awareness of the inner workings of the world’s leading Jewish humanitarian aid organization. Following two years of rigorous volunteer service with JDC, Shaun joined the organization professionally in 2013. Shaun first learned about the rewards and complexities of international Jewish involvement when he served as a Jewish Service Corps Fellow in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 2011-2012. In this capacity, Shaun worked directly with Dr. Rick Hodes, JDC's Ethiopia Medical Director and recognized CNN hero, to further Dr. Hodes' mission of delivering life-saving medical care in Ethiopia. As the 2012-2013 Ralph I. Goldman Fellow in International Service, Shaun's involvement in JDC's global work intensified. Through the prestigious fellowship, Shaun gained a personal understanding of the intricate global Jewish issues faced by JDC. Throughout the fellowship, Shaun resided in New York, St. Petersburg, Shanghai, and Tallinn, and traveled extensively throughout Europe and Asia to learn about JDC’s work around the globe. Currently based in JDC's global headquarters in New York, Shaun is responsible for raising the profile of JDC's humanitarian aid and Jewish renewal programming in the United States, as well as fostering collaborations between JDC and its partner organizations in the US. Shaun, who has lived in Sydney, San Diego and Ra'anana, received a BSc from the University of California in Santa Barbara with a degree in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.
Born in Saudi Arabia to parents of Afghan and Pakistani descent, Mohammad was raised in the United States. Mohammad has volunteered with marginalized communities in Tanzania, Morocco, Uganda, Senegal and Jordan and he plans to pursue a career in public policy and sustainable development. Mohammad has worked with the U.S. State Department and with the World Bank and he hopes to inspire other young American Muslims to also pursue public service careers through American Muslims for American Leadership (AMAL). AMAL seeks to empower American Muslims to pursue careers in public service through an online platform, scholarships, and career counseling. Mohammad hopes that AMAL will empower American Muslims to become the future leaders of the United States."
American Muslims for American Leadership (AMAL)
CEO and founder
Laila Alawa is the CEO and founder of Coming of Faith, a leading media company where the world goes to hear the voices and stories of underrepresented women. With more than half a million monthly visitors, the site covers everything from life to humor, entertainment to news. She is also the host for The Expose, a weekly Coming of Faith podcast tackling tough topics with snark and wit. Her work has been mentioned in The Guardian, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Mashable, Color Lines, The Washington Post, and The Boston Globe. She has also appeared on Al-Jazeera America, BBC World News, NPR, and Huffington Post Live. In 2015, she was named an Ariane de Rothschild Fellow. Prior to founding Coming of Faith, Laila was a research specialist at Princeton University, studying socio-cognitive processing under the framework of community identity and belonging. During her time in college, she spent time dissecting stereotype threat for women in the sciences, consumer behaviorism and minority stereotyping and judgement. In 2014, Laila was selected as a social media leader to attend the U.S. Department of State's International Women of Courage Award Ceremony. Michelle Obama told her that her move to DC was a smart one. Laila has a bachelor's degree from Wellesley College.
Coming of Faith. http://www.comingoffaith.com/
Jessie Mooberry is the vice director of Uplift Aeronautics, a UAV company building drones to deliver humanitarian aid. She is a serial entrepreneur and became involved in her first startup at Pitt while studying Finance and Chinese. She won Pitt’s Randall Family Big Idea Competition twice: first with The CON Project, which used crowdsourcing to fight corruption in India and second with Orro, which resold recycled electronics to raise money for local causes. Jessie serves on the board of Uplift Aeronautics, Inc and People’s Light and Theater Company. She is a 2015 Ariane de Rothschild Social Entrepreneurship Fellow and is working towards her Private Pilot’s license. Jessie currently lives in Istanbul.
Uplift Aeronautics, Inc and People’s Light and Theater Company.
Artistic Director and Founder
Born in Israel, Guy is the Producing Artistic Director and Founder of Israeli Stage (www.IsraeliStage.com), an initiative dedicated to sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture and building cultural bridges through theatre and dialogue. After the success of Israeli Stage (Founded: November, 2010), Guy was asked by the Goethe-Institut Boston to develop German Stage (Founded: October, 2012), by swissnexBoston to develop Swiss Stage (Founded: September, 2013) and by the Austrian Cultural Forum to develop Austrian Stage (Founded: November, 2014). His dedication to bring theatre to younger audiences has resulted in tours up and down the East Coast from Toronto to Atlanta at various cultural and academic institutions. A proud Emerson College alum, Guy is the Waldman Award recipient for an exceptional promise for a career in theater and was chosen by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies as one of the top 18 influential leaders in Boston under 45. Guy is a member of the ROI Global Entrepreneurs Community (Schusterman Family Foundation in Jerusalem, Israel) and a former Theatertreffen International Forum Fellow (Berlin, Germany). His work has garnered him profiles in The Boston Globe, The Improper Bostonian, The International Herald Tribune Ha’aretz, The Washington Post, NPR, WBUR, WGBH, Yediot and numerous other press outlets.
Israeli Stage (www.IsraeliStage.com), an initiative dedicated to sharing the diversity and vitality of Israeli culture and building cultural bridges through theatre and dialogue.
Co-Founder & COO
Amany is the Co-Founder & COO at LaunchGood.com: A crowdfunding platform to support Muslims launching good all over the world by helping them raise funds for their projects, campaigns, and creative ideas. Previously, Amany was a graduate of the School of Social work at Wayne State University, and founding member of the Detroit Minds and Hearts Fellowship (a program of MAS Youth Detroit), a social incubator where she works with Muslim youth to help them develop and launch their own community initiatives for social justice. She has previously worked with multiple organizations in various capacities. Including the project manager and lead coordinator for the Institute for Social Policy and Understanding's Improving Marriage Outcomes Study, Administrative Director of the American Learning Institute for Muslims, Data Fellow with the The Children's Center of Michigan, and Youth coordinator at the Michigan Roundtable for Diversity and Inclusion. When she’s not playing a game of pick up basketball, Amany is quantifying her self development efforts or spending time with her younger sisters. As a youth organizer and macro social worker, she loves the big picture and brings an interesting mix of experience to her work and community.
LaunchGood.com: A crowdfunding platform to support Muslims launching good all over the world by helping them raise funds for their projects, campaigns, and creative ideas.