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Our Staff

The US Campaign started in 2002 with a staff of one. We have grown into a professional, full-time team of five, dedicated to managing all aspects of the organization and growing and supporting our coalition nationwide.



Anna BaltzerAnna Baltzer, National Organizer

Anna is an award-winning lecturer, author, and activist for Palestinian human rights. Baltzer has appeared on television more than 100 times (including The Daily Show with Jon Stewart) and lectured at more than 500 universities, schools, churches, mosques, synagogues, and policy institutes around the world with her acclaimed presentation, "Life in Occupied Palestine: Eyewitness Stories & Photos," and her full-color book: Witness in Palestine: A Jewish American Woman in the Occupied Territories. Both her DVD and her book are available in our store. She is co-founder of US Campaign member group, the St. Louis Palestine Solidarity Committee.



Mike CooganMike Coogan, Legislative Coordinator, Manager of Finance & Administration

Mike joined the US Campaign after spending eight months volunteering as an English and photography teacher in Palestinian refugee camps. He holds a undergraduate degree in Political Science from University of Portland, in Oregon. Mike has been with the US Campaign since 2009, starting out as an intern, and now working full-time on a range of issues.


Kathryn Johnson, Interim Executive DirectorKathryn Johnson

Kathryn joined the staff as Interim Executive Director in April of 2013, bringing a wealth of experience to the US Campaign. She has provided executive leadership in several national social justice advocacy movements including the Church Coalition for Human Rights in the Philippines, the Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace and the Methodist Federation for Social Action, a member group of the US Campaign for many years. She holds a Masterís Degree in theology and ethics from Boston University and a Bachelorís Degree from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.


Ramah Kudaimi, Membership and Outreach Coordinator

Ramah has worked at several grassroots activist organizations including CODEPINK, the Washington Peace Center, and the Arab American Action Network. She has a Master of Arts degree in Conflict Resolution from Georgetown University and a B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University. Her writing has been published by Al Jazeera English, The Progressive, Truthout, and more. 


Josh RuebnerJosh Ruebner, National Advocacy Director

Josh is a former Analyst in Middle East Affairs at Congressional Research Service, a federal government agency providing Members of Congress with policy analysis.  He holds a graduate degree in International Affairs from Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies in Washington, DC. Ruebner's analysis and commentary on U.S. policy toward the Middle East appear frequently in media such as NBC, ABC Nightline, CSPAN, Al Jazeera, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, The Hill, Detroit Free Press, Huffington Post, Middle East Report, and more. He is the author of the upcoming book entitled Shattered Hopes: Obama's Failure to Broker Israeli-Palestinian Peace (Verso Books, 2013).


Contact the US Campaign staff at:
Email: uscampaign@endtheoccupation.org
Phone: 202-332-0994