Krissy Roth is a native Northern Virginian, acting as a Field Organizer in Virginia’s 2014 election cycle, focusing on a congressional race and local races. Most recently she was the Washington Representative and Deputy Director of Domestic Policy at the Jewish Council for Public Affairs focusing on issues including criminal justice, civil rights, individual liberties, and equal opportunity policy. She came to JCPA with other nonprofit experience serving at organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, and the Leadership Conference for Civil and Human Rights. She holds a Bachelors degree in Communications Management and Design and a minor in Politics from Ithaca College. Krissy is a proud carrier of the “woman card” preferred gender pronouns She/Her/Hers.
Jason Daniel Fair
Jason Daniel Fair proudly serves as the voice of and liaison to Trevor’s generous major donors and individual supporters. Specifically, his charges are to lead individual, planned, and annual fund giving programs, online donation marketing and direct response monthly appeals, and member cultivation events, as well as to secure new major donors and deepen relationships with existing members through face-to-face engagement. Jason stewards a direct portfolio of 225 top donors and serves as the top point of contact for 1,500+ generous members. In achieving these goals, Jason helps incredibly kind people understand and envision the impact that their philanthropy can have on the lives of LGBTQ youth in crisis. Jason is the former Executive Director of the Congressman Elijah Cummings Youth Program to Israel where he stewarded a board of 24 African-American and Jewish local leaders in the daily and strategic planning of this flagship two-year, 100% free educational fellowship and trip to Israel.
Dena Robinson is a recent lawyer who focuses on the intersection of the law and social determinants of health including race, poverty, and trauma. She comes from a background in racial justice, youth, and sexual assault prevention organizing. Together, Dena has nine years of community organizing experience and, on the side, enjoys doing racial justice consulting work.
Courtney Parker West is Director of Alumni Impact - Racial Equity & Values-based Leadership for the Eastern NC region of Teach For America. After teaching for 5 years, she spent the last 4 years as a Manager of Teacher Leadership Development, coaching and designing professional development through an anti-oppression liberatory consciousness lens. She is a Diversity, Equity, & Inclusiveness and Values-based Leadership practitioner, consultant, and sits on the boards for Raleigh Organizing Against Racism, Bull City Schools United, #SaySomething, and sits on a community council for Planned Parenthood South Atlantic - Wake County. Parker West and her partner, also a public school educator and current school leader in Wake County, are both community organizers, advocates for equity, and lovers of travel and wine. They live in Raleigh. Parker West is also a writer whose work has been published in the Huffington Post, Catalogue, and Quartz.
Nakita Rakel Joseph attributes her start in social justice to her parents. Rakel’s parents wanted Torah to be more than archaic words but rather a charge for social justice action with a focus on vulnerable populations. This charge has never left Rakel. Rakel began working with Jews for Racial & Economic Justice after noticing JFREJ’s hand in rabbis boldly working alongside police brutality protesters, and has not regretted being a part of JFREJ since. Rakel also enjoys working with the Jewish Multicultural Network. Most recently, Rakel completed her Master’s degree from Columbia University School of Social Work, with a concentration in Policy. Her Master’s thesis is titled “How Does Structural Racism Impact Black Immigrants?” Currently, she works as a research assistant on different research projects on issues such as: racism’s impact on health, global trauma, HIV interventions, and HIV and trauma. Rakel is excited to have the opportunity to merge faith and advocacy, and looks forward to learning and growing.