Adam is a solicitor and partner at the law firm, Mishcon de Reya, in London. His legal practice is in the technology space, where he focuses especially on data protection, privacy and commercial data issues.
Adam graduated in law and accounting from Manchester University, and has a Masters in Law degree from the London School of Economics. He is trustee of a number of charities, and has been a trustee of HIAS+JCORE since 2014.
Isabel is the senior director of community engagement programs and initiatives at HIAS. In this role she oversees initiatives that enable the American Jewish community to act in support of refugees through public events, volunteer and educational opportunities, and grassroots advocacy. Most recently she has led the launch and implementation of HIAS’ Welcome Circle initiative in the US – a private citizen-powered resettlement model implemented as an emergency response to help Afghan refugees and later, displaced Ukrainians. Prior to joining HIAS, Isabel worked in non-profit management, community organising, and community development both in congregational settings and in agencies in the US and UK. She holds a BA in Archaeology and Anthropology from Oxford University, and a Masters in International Development from SOAS, University of London.
Karen’s family came as refugees to the UK, including her mother who was on the Kindertransport. As a practising social worker with over forty years’ experience, having specialised in the services for separated asylum seeking and migrant children, she is dedicated to ensuring the needs and rights of the children and young people arriving today are honoured and upheld under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and all childcare legislation.
Karen has held many senior positions, lectured, and undertaken work as an independent consultant and trainer in the statutory and voluntary social work and refugee sector. She currently co-manages the Family Group Conference services in a London Local Authority.
Rebecca is a Performance Director at digital agency In Digital and have been a trustee since June 2021.
She has held voluntary roles in Jewish community organisations since her teens, from youth work to event management. Rebecca aim to combine prior voluntary community experience with professional expertise across digital communication strategy to support and elevate HIAS+JCORE’s work.
Adam works as a Director in the public affairs team at Dentons Global Advisors. In this role he works with leading businesses across the FMCG and clean transport sectors, supporting their engagement with government. Adam was recognised by PR Week as a “30 under 30” for 2022.
Before joining Dentons Global Advisors, Adam worked for HIAS+JCORE as campaigns and communications officer, supporting the organisation’s advocacy and media activities. He studied International Relations with Political Science at the University of Birmingham.
Rachel is Chief Global Policy & Advocacy Officer, leading HIAS’s global policy and advocacy to advance the rights and protection of refugees and other displaced people. Working to influence leaders in Washington, DC and around the world, including in government, UN agencies, and the private sector, she helps communicate the organization’s global impact and thought leadership to bring tangible change to the lives of people HIAS serves.
Rachel previously served as HIAS’s VP, International Policy and Relations and as VP, International Programs, where she expanded HIAS’ global impact. In prior roles she led research and advocacy on refugee legal rights, gender-based violence, LGBTQ protection, and multifaith engagement.
Before coming to HIAS, Rachel co-founded Turkey’s first legal clinic for refugees and litigated race and gender discrimination claims in federal court in New York City. She received her BA from McGill University and a law degree from the University of British Columbia.
David is a Film & TV producer and executive who has been responsible for over 150 projects, including work that has won Baftas, Golden Globes, Oscars and Emmys. For 10 years, he ran the feature film and single drama team of the BBC, before setting up his own production company. David is also Professor of Production at Royal Holloway, London University. Film projects have included Billy Elliot, the Oscar nominated An Education, Notes on a Scandal, Woman in Gold, Mandela,Catherine the Great, and Revolutionary Road (Leonardo de Caprio and Kate Winslet).
David has been a trustee of HIAS+JCORE for three years and is also a trustee of One to One Children’s Fund. His particular charity interest is projects for asylum seekers and he has made many films exploring social concerns in the UK and beyond.