Ahmad Abuznaid is the Executive Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. After completing law school Ahmad went on to co-found the Florida-based Dream Defenders in response to the killing of Trayvon Martin. While in leadership at Dream Defenders, Ahmad championed racial justice issues across the US and successfully led several delegations of organizers from the US to Palestine. After leaving the Dream Defenders in 2016, Ahmad served as the Executive Director of the National Network for Arab American Communities until 2019.
Mike Daly is USCPR’s Development Director. Prior to joining USCPR, Mike worked at Interfaith Peace-Builders (now Eyewitness Palestine) for more than a decade. Most recently serving as IFPB’s managing director, Mike helped send more than 1,000 people on educational delegations to Palestine and grew IFPB’s programming and revenue. Mike has also worked as a public relations consultant with UNDP in Ramallah, studied Arabic in Damascus as a Fulbright Scholar, and completed a year of intensive Arabic at the American University in Cairo. Mike has led five IFPB delegations and presented at numerous conferences and workshops.
Maha Akkeh is USCPR’s Development Associate. After living and studying Arabic in both Damascus and Amman, she became involved in local refugee resettlement efforts in Burlington, VT. From there she joined Anera, where she spent four years raising support for health, education and economic development programs in Palestine, Lebanon and Jordan. Her passion for advocacy then brought her to USCPR, and she joined the team in September 2020.
Leah Muskin-Pierret is USCPR’s Manager of Congressional & Grassroots Advocacy. She joined USCPR in 2017, after working with the Friends Committee on National Legislation, organizing with National Students for Justice in Palestine, and collaborating with other student organizers to stop Montgomery County’s youth curfew. Leah organizes around ending racist, transphobic, and patriarchal violence in DC and building up community-based safety with Occupation Free DC and Collective Action for Safe Spaces. She also builds leftist community through LeftWing DC Futbol Club and local creative projects.
Sana Siddiq is USCPR’s Manager of Policy and Advocacy Campaigns. She previously worked as an organizer with UNITE HERE, the hotel and food service workers’ union, where she worked on campaigns to support worker strikes and campaigns in multiple cities. Sana also does know your rights work in the Washington, DC metro area and is involved in political and labor organizing in the Muslim community.
Cat Knarr is USCPR’s Communications Director. With a background in journalism, international studies, and religious studies, she has worked in communications at primarily nonprofit organizations for the past eight years. Cat is a writer of Palestinian and Colombian descent who was drawn to USCPR’s collective liberation work, joining the team in May 2021. She graduated from the University of Missouri School of Journalism.