Leadership and Staff


  • Stephanie Hausner

    Managing Director

    Stephanie is responsible for strengthening the capacity of local community professionals in countering the assault on Israel’s legitimacy and is IAN's main point of contact for Federations and JCRCs. Stephanie came to IAN after working in the Federation system in various capacities. A former Councilwoman in the town of Clarkstown, she was named one of Rockland County’s “40 under 40″ in 2010 and in 2013 was included in “The Jewish Week 36 under 36.”

  • Paulina Carey

    Senior Manager, National Strategy

    Paulina handles a variety of day-to-day and immediate tasks in the areas of community engagement and communications, such as research and aiding in the creation of a diverse range of publications. Prior to joining IAN, Paulina was an intern for the Anti-Defamation League’s Civil Rights Division, where she assisted in opposition research. Paulina is an alumna of Barnard College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Asian and Middle Eastern Cultures.

  • Brina Chu

    Community Strategy Manager

    Brina serves as a resource for Federations, JCRCs and other allied organizations. Her role includes combating the delegitimization of Israel and promoting opportunities for peace through educational programming, strategic planning, and community campaign organizing. Prior to joining IAN, Brina worked for Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. She holds a BA degree in Psychology and Judaic Studies from Binghamton University.

  • Zoe Katz


    Zoe assists in developing and designing content, resources, and webinars for Israel Action Network. Zoe joined the IAN team after participating in the inaugural Jewish Changemakers Fellowship in July 2020. She also works as a journalist and content creator. Zoe graduated from Agnes Scott College in 2019 where she studied History and Global Learning with an emphasis on global Jewish communities.