Staff

PHR’s staff carry out their work each day with one common goal: to pursue human rights and justice, armed with the indisputable power of medical and scientific forensic evidence.

Gerson H. Smoger, JD, PhD

Interim Executive Director

Houssam al-Nahhas, MD, MPH

Middle East and North Africa (MENA) Researcher

Abdulrazzaq Al-Saiedi, MPA

Technical Expert, Iraq

Laura Atwell

Interim Director of Individual Giving

Brittney Bringuez

Asylum Program Coordinator

Brianna da Silva Bhatia, MD, MPH

SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Health Strategist

Erika Dailey, MPhil

Director of Advocacy and Policy

Christian De Vos, JD, PhD

Director of Research and Investigations

Nicole Diaz-Baez

Staff Accountant

Hannah Dunphy, MA

Senior Communications Manager

Olivia Dupont

Program Manager, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Clemmie Faust

Grant Writer and Project Manager

Lindsey Green, MA

Senior Program Officer, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Casey Grittner

Institutional Development Coordinator

Maram Haddad, MA

Program Officer

Niti Iyer, MS

Digital Director

Will Jaffe

University of Chicago Aizik Wolf Fellow

Masha Katz Baer, MS

Director of Individual Giving and Board Liaison

Suzanne Kidenda

Senior Program Officer, Kenya

Georges Kuzma

Expert Consultant, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Janet Lyall

Deputy Director of Human Resources

Thomas McHale, SM

Deputy Director, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

John Miller

MediCapt Technical Project Manager

Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS

Senior Medical Advisor

Alice Ngari

Program Associate, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Michel Nzola

Program and Operations Associate, DRC

Elizeba Owange

Program and Operations Coordinator

Michael Payne

Deputy Director, Advocacy

Samantha Peck

Program and Executive Associate

Catherine Pilishvili

International Advocacy Officer

Tom Schloegel

Senior Writer

Payal Shah, JD

Director, Program on Sexual Violence in Conflict Zones

Kevin Short

Deputy Director, Media & Communications

Helen Wamuyu

MediCapt Manager

Kaitlyn Wilson

Program Associate