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William (Bill) Bernstein
Executive Director
Bill Bernstein comes to JWW from the Liberty Hill Foundation, where he served as Chief Development Officer.  Prior to his tenure at Liberty Hill, Bernstein held the positions of Senior Vice President, Executive Vice President, and President and CEO at a number of Jewish Federations across the United States. He also served as the Assistant Dean of Development at the University of Maryland School of Law, and Major Gift Director of RAND Corporation. Bernstein received his B.A, summa cum laude, from Montclair State University and his Masters of Social Work from Rutgers University. Over the course of his three-decade career, Mr. Bernstein has held senior management positions at a range of Jewish and social justice organizations, earning a national reputation as a uniquely talented and passionate non-profit professional. He brings significant leadership experience and extensive knowledge of the national non-profit landscape to JWW.

Mr. Bernstein has received numerous awards for his work in the non-profit world, including the 2009 Benjamin Mandelkorn Outstanding Professional Achievement Award from the Association of Jewish Community Organization Professionals.


Mike Brand
Mike Brand
Director of Policy and Programs

Mike Brand joined the JWW team in April 2015 as the Director of Policy and Programs. Mike is an atrocities prevention and human rights professional with over eight years’ experience in policy, advocacy, organizing and informal education. Throughout his career Mike has worked for various NGOs in the US, Rwanda and South Sudan. He holds a Master’s in International Peace and Conflict Resolution from American University and BA’s in History and Political Science from the University of Connecticut. Mike authored “Preventing Mass Atrocities: A Three Pronged Approach to Comprehensive Prevention” which was featured in the Journal of International Service, has been published in The Hill, and has engaged in countless speaking engagements. Mike was a 2010 Jewish Service Corps fellow where he spent a year living and working at the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village in Rwanda. He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the Carl Wilkens Fellowship and was a 2011 Fellow. Born and raised on Long Island and having spent time in DC, Mike is new to the West Coast and is looking forward to avoiding the harsh winters.

Jan Snider
Chief Operating Officer

Jan not only assures our office runs smoothly on a day to day basis but also has helped JWW effectively streamline its operation. In 1985, Jan and her husband Doug started one of the nation’s first Interconnect companies, which they owned and operated for 25 years. Jan is a graduate of California Institute of the Arts. Jan and Doug, along with their children Zach and Aleah, are active members of Congregation Kol Tikvah.

Elisabeth (Liz) Braun
Advocacy Manager

Liz, a graduate from UC Berkeley, decided to take her English degree and go down the most obvious path: genocide activism. Since starting at JWW in September 2009, she has served in a variety of capacities. Under her current position, she facilitates  JWW’s advocacy campaigns, spearheads JWW’s annual genocide risk assessment, maintains a dialogue with local congressional representatives, and more.


Michelle Reid
Administrative/Accounting Assistant

Michelle came to JWW in April 2015 with more than ten years of administrative, customer service, and bookkeeping experience. She holds Expert Certification in Microsoft Word and has advanced proficiency in QuickBooks and other software applications. Her great skill and sunny disposition have been a wonderful addition to JWW!