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Staff

Keith Armstrong
Program Coordinator, Education & Convening

Keith coordinates and supports IHRFG's education programs, and is the staff liaison to the Latin America Funders Working Group and the Conflict and Atrocity Prevention Working Group, co-sponsored with Peace and Security Funders Group. Before joining IHRFG, he was a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant in Barranquilla, Colombia. Keith has also worked with Physicians for Human rights as a Communications Intern and as an educator at the Youth Farm and Market Project in Minnesota. Keith has also served as an associate editor with Watching America, an online collection of foreign news articles about U.S. policy, and as Content Coordinator of A Growing Culture, an online library of resources on sustainable agriculture. He has a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and International Studies from Macalester College, where he also completed a concentration in Human Rights. He is juggler, kombucha-brewer, and avid reader of 20th century Latin American literature.

Jenna Capeci
Deputy Director

Jenna joins IHRFG from the American Jewish World Service (AJWS), where she served as the Director of Civil and Political Rights. In this position, she oversaw AJWS’s grantmaking in eleven countries, funding grassroots efforts to create vibrant, democratic and peaceful societies. Jenna also managed AJWS's work to promote the protection and security of human rights defenders globally. She previously served as AJWS’s Asia Director. Before joining AJWS, Jenna spent four years in Thailand with EarthRights International, where she was responsible for establishing an intensive training program for activists from Burma. Much of her work over the last 15 years has been dedicated to promoting the human rights of women and marginalized communities in situations of conflict and political transition. Jenna holds a Master’s Degree in international affairs from the School for International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a Bachelor’s Degree in biology and women’s studies from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. Jenna is also a published poet. Brooklyn born and bred, she recently put down roots in Queens along with her wife and baby and loves exploring the food paradise that is her new home. 

Mona Chun
Executive Director

Prior to joining IHRFG, Mona was the founding Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Human Rights Action, an organization providing capacity-building training to human rights groups and leaders around the world. More recently, Mona was the Director of Outreach and Communication at the Coro New York Leadership Center. Mona has served on the Board of Directors of the New York Chinese Cultural Center and on the Advisory Board of Adilisha, a human rights capacity-building organization in Southern Africa. She has a BA from Hofstra University and a Master of Public Administration degree from the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York.

Danielle Stouck
Program Coordinator, Membership & Communications

Danielle leads IHRFG's Membership & Communications Program, where she serves as a key liaison for coordinating and overseeing membership support, external communications, and broader network-building for the organization. She also manages the 12 Working Groups, in addition to serving as the staff liaison for the Children & Youth Rights and Sexual and Reproductive Health & Rights Working Groups. Prior to joining IHRFG, Danielle worked with the World Food Programme and the Near East Foundation in Jordan to strengthen the lives and livelihoods of Iraqi and Syrian refugees. In New York, Danielle worked with Public Agenda, a nonprofit organization that focuses on public policy and public engagement. She also worked with the Women's Refugee Commission to launch the new Global Campaign for Equal Nationality Rights, which mobilizes international action to end gender discrimination in nationality laws. Currently, Danielle supports URBAN REFUGEES as the organization's Marketing & Communications Officer. Danielle holds a BA in Human Rights and Middle Eastern Studies from Barnard College and a Master's of International Affairs with a concentration in political and economic development from the School of International & Public Affairs at Columbia University in New York.

Sarah Tansey
Program Manager, Research & Policy

Sarah manages IHRFG's Research and Policy Program, including the Advancing Human Rights: Knowledge Tools for Funders initiative and work around civic space. She is the liaison for Working Groups on Human Rights Defenders, Human Rights & HIV, International Grants Operations, and Cross-Border Philanthropy. Sarah joins IHRFG from the development world, where she worked for the ONE Campaign and the Modernizing Foreign Assistance Network, a coalition of international organizations advocating for more efficient development assistance. She previously interned with Clean Air NY, researched community-based resource management in Botswana, and served as a Research Associate at Project Vote Smart. Sarah holds Bachelor's degrees in Government and English from Skidmore College. She is a zealous recycler and Arsenal supporter.