The Astraea team comes from diverse backgrounds and possesses a wealth of experience and knowledge. We are scholars, grassroots activists, and artists. However, we have one thing in common: we are passionate about human rights.

Sonya Alvarez

Sonya Alvarez She/Her Associate Director of Individual Giving

Richmond, VA, U.S.
Daniel Andre

Daniel Andre He/Him Senior Accountant

New York, NY, U.S.
Mariam Armisen

Mariam Armisen West Africa

Nicole Asbury

Nicole Asbury She/Her Senior Donor Systems and Database Manager

New York, NY, U.S.
Ruth Baldacchino

Ruth Baldacchino They/Them Associate Director of Programs, Intersex Fund

Siġġiewi, Malta
Leah Beck

Leah Beck They/Them Executive Assistant

New York, NY, U.S.
Eboné Bishop

Eboné Bishop She/Her Co-Chair

Douglas Black

Douglas Black He/Him Vice President of Finance

New York, NY, U.S.
Tony Briffa

Tony Briffa

Oceania / Pacific
Ymania Brown

Ymania Brown Pacific

Bria Brown

Bria Brown

North America
Jack Byrne

Jack Byrne Pacific

Iralba Castillo

Iralba Castillo She/Her Development Officer, Individual Giving

New York, NY, U.S.
Joy Chia

Joy Chia She/Her Executive Director

New York, NY, U.S.
Hiker Chiu

Hiker Chiu

Jean Chong

Jean Chong Asia

Julia Ehrt She/Her

Tannia Esparza

Tannia Esparza She/They

Kate Fenner-Lux

Kate Fenner-Lux She/Her Development Officer, Institutional Partnerships

Royal Oak, MI, U.S.
Lariza Fonseca

Lariza Fonseca She/They Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean

Mexico City, Mexico
Rebecca Fox

Rebecca Fox She/Her Vice President of Programs

Mt. Rainier, MD, U.S.
Susana Fried

Susana Fried She/Her

Mariam Gagoshashvili

Mariam Gagoshashvili She/Her Associate Director of Programs, International Fund

New York, NY, U.S.
Ekaterine Gejadze

Ekaterine Gejadze South Caucasus

Dan Christian Ghattas

Dan Christian Ghattas

Senior Advisor
Bookda Gheisar

Bookda Gheisar She/Her Co-Chair

Maria Mercedes Gómez

Maria Mercedes Gómez Latin America

Cata Gomez

Cata Gomez Latin America

Natia Gvianishvili

Natia Gvianishvili Europe, Central Asia

Naa Hammond

Naa Hammond She/Her

Raviva Hanser

Raviva Hanser She/Her Strategic Communications Program Manager

New York, NY, U.S.
Amanda Harnisher

Amanda Harnisher She/Her Human Resources Coordinator

New York, NY, U.S.
Paul Hendry

Paul Hendry He/Him Treasurer

Hanna Israel

Hanna Israel She/Her Acting Manager, Institutional Partnerships

New York, NY, U.S.
Senda Ben Jebara

Senda Jebara She/Her Program Officer for Europe, Central Asia, and Middle East/Southwest Asia

Montreal, Canada
Britt Jenkins

Britt Jenkins She/Her Senior Manager, Global Human Rights Initiative

New York, NY, U.S.
Natasha Jiménez

Natasha Jiménez

Latin America
Michelle Johnson

Michelle Johnson She/Her Assistant Controller

East Hartford, CT, U.S.
Cleo Kambugu

Cleo Kambugu East Africa

Anna Kirey

Anna Kirey Europe, Central Asia

Sanjar Kurman

Sanjar Kurman He/Him Program Associate, International Fund

Berkeley, CA, U.S.
Sanjar Kurmanov

Sanjar Kurmanov Europe, Central Asia

Ilana Landsberg-Lewis

Ilana Landsberg-Lewis She/Her

Darcelle Lewis

Darcelle Lewis They/Them

Trinidad & Tobago
Shambhavi Madhan

Shambhavi Madhan India/South Asia

Raven Maldonado

Raven Maldonado She/Her Director of People and Culture

New York, NY, U.S.
Deidra McBean

Deidra McBean She/Her Associate Director of Grants Management & Compliance

New York, NY, U.S.
Elisabeth McCarren

Elisabeth McCarren She/Her Associate, Institutional Partnerships

New York, NY, U.S.
Neish McLean

Neish McLean He/They Program Officer, Caribbean

Middlesex, NJ, U.S.
Kayla McMillen

Kayla McMillen She/They Communications Associate

New York, NY, U.S.
Geetanjali Misra

Geetanjali Misra She/Her

Kim Mukasa

Kim Mukasa East Africa

Fadzai Muparutsa

Fadzai Muparutsa Southern Africa

Sarah Myers

Sarah Myers she/her Executive Assistant

Dallas, Texas
Biola Odunewu

Biola Odunewu She/Her Executive & Operations Manager

New York, NY, U.S.
Lame Olebile

Lame Olebile She/They/Lame Senior Program Officer, Africa & Asia

Gaborone, Botswana
Nevin Öztop

Nevin Öztop Middle East, Europe, Caucasus

Chantal Partamian

Chantal Partamian Middle East

Luan Pertl

Luan Pertl

Allie Phillips-Shinn

Allie Phillips-Shinn She/Her Program Officer, U.S. Fund

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, U.S.
Sopio (Poppy) Pruidze

Sopio (Poppy) Pruidze They/Them Grants Management Officer

New York, NY, U.S.
Alison Riley

Alison Riley She/Her

Zakiya Robinson

Zakiya Robinson They/She Program Officer, U.S. Fund

New York, NY, U.S.
Sakinaa Rock

Sakinaa Rock They/Them Program Associate, U.S. Fund

Philadelphia, PA, U.S.
Tshegofatso Joshua Sehoole

Joshua Sehoole Southern Africa

Ghadir Shafee

Ghadir Shafee Middle East, North Africa

Rocki Simões

Rocki Simões Any Pronouns

Syinat Sultanalieva

Syinat Sultanalieva Central Asia

Alejandra-Elektra Urruti

Alejandra-Elektra Urruti She/Her Development Associate of Individual Giving

St. Petersburg, FL, U.S.
Alicia Wallace

Alicia Wallace Caribbean

Robin Wilby

Robin Wilby They/Them Communications Officer

New York, NY, U.S.
Simone Williams

Simone Williams She/Her Human Resources Manager

New York, NY, U.S.
Joe Wong

Joe Wong Asia

Zeina Zaatari

Zeina Zaatari Middle East

Yahia Zaidi

Yahia Zaidi Middle East

Katherine Acey

Katherine Acey She/Her Executive Director Emerita

New York, NY, U.S.