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Amelia Kegan

Amelia Kegan

Associate General Secretary for Policy and Advocacy
Amelia Kegan leads FCNL’s strategic legislative advocacy and organizing work.
Anika Forrest

Anika Forrest

Legislative Director, Domestic Policy
Anika Forrest leads FCNL’s domestic policy team. In this role, she guides the team’s legislative and policy strategy and directs the migration policy program.
Allen Hester

Allen Hester

Legislative Representative, Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending
Allen Hester leads FCNL’s Nuclear Disarmament and Pentagon Spending portfolio. He develops legislative strategies and lobbies Congress for reductions in Pentagon spending, strengthened arms control regimes, and the eventual elimination of nuclear weapons.
Bridget Moix

Bridget Moix

General Secretary
Bridget Moix is the fifth General Secretary of the Friends Committee on National Legislation (FCNL). She also leads two other Quaker organizations, affiliated with FCNL: Friends Place on Capitol Hill and FCNL Education Fund.
Clarence Edwards

Clarence Edwards

Legislative Director, Sustainable Energy and Environment
Clarence Edwards leads FCNL’s work on sustainable energy and environmental policy. He brings to FCNL extensive experience in government relations, issue advocacy, and strategic communications.
Diana Ohlbaum, Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy

Diana Ohlbaum

Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy
Diana Ohlbaum directs FCNL’s foreign policy lobbying team and leads an effort to replace the current U.S. foreign policy paradigm of military domination and national superiority with a more ethical and effective one based on cooperation and mutual respect.
Hassan El-Tayyab

Hassan El-Tayyab

Legislative Director for Middle East Policy
Hassan El-Tayyab is FCNL’s legislative director for Middle East policy. His passion for foreign affairs is rooted in his desire to make life better for people in the Middle East, including his extended family in Jordan.
Heather Brandon-Smith

Heather Brandon-Smith

Legislative Director, Militarism and Human Rights
Heather Brandon-Smith is FCNL’s Legislative Director for Militarism and Human Rights. Heather leads FCNL’s work to repeal outdated war authorization, promote respect for human rights and international law, and reduce U.S. armed interventions around the world.
José Santos Woss

José Santos Woss

Director for Justice Reform
José is FCNL’s director for justice reform. He leads FCNL’s work on criminal justice reform, election integrity, and policing.
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Portia Kay^nthos Skenandore-Wheelock

Congressional Advocate, Native American Advocacy Program
Portia manages the Native American Advocacy Program, lobbying on legislation that affects Native communities.
Shukria Dellawar

Shukria Dellawar

Director of the Prevention and Protection Working Group
Shukria Dellawar is FCNL’s director of the Prevention and Protection Working Group. She has served as a peace and security expert, human rights advocate, and a gender specialist.
Ursala Knudsen-Latta

Ursala Knudsen-Latta

Legislative Manager, Peacebuilding
Ursala is the Legislative Manager for Peacebuilding. Ursala lobbies Congress to change U.S. foreign policy from an overly militarized and security-driven approach to one that prevents, mitigates, and transforms violent conflict and builds sustainable peace.