Amanda Katz

Executive Director


Before working at JCADA, Amanda served as the Assistant Executive Director of Congregation B’nai Tzedek. There, she was involved in membership engagement, marketing, programming, volunteer management, and fundraising. Before her role at Congregation B’nai Tzedek, Amanda served as the Development Officer for the Chesapeake Region of Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), Associate Director of the Washington Chapter of the American Jewish Committee (AJC), and held various positions at the DCJCC and the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington. She has a Master’s Degree in Nonprofit Management and Certificate in Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Art History from George Washington University. Amanda has two children, a rescue dog, and in her free time enjoys leading her daughter’s Girl Scout Troop, practicing yoga, going to museums and the theater, reading, and solving jigsaw and crossword puzzles.


Deputy Director

Cortney was the Interim Executive Director of the Jewish Coalition Against Domestic Abuse (JCADA), a position she assumed after serving approximately 18 months as the Assistant Director. As Assistant Director, Dr. Fisher she managed the victim support services, prevention initiatives, and educational programming to the community regarding power-based violence. She is also adjunct faculty in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice working on issues related to the victim’s experience in the criminal justice process, gender-based violence, and the role of procedural justice for both victims and offenders. Prior to Dr. Fisher’s position at JCADA, she was the Deputy Director for Victim Services in the Office of Victim Services and Justice Grants in the District of Columbia. Cortney received her PhD in Criminology and Criminal Justice from the University of Maryland in Fall 2014, with research interests in victims’ rights, victims in the criminal justice system, violence against women, victim services program development and program and policy evaluation. Prior to her service in the District of Columbia, Cortney was the Executive Director of the Maryland Criminal Injuries Compensation Board.

Support Staff


Director of Strategic Engagement

Prior to her work at JCADA, Jennifer was the Executive Director of the Tikkun Olam Women’s Foundation. While Jennifer holds an MSW, she is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in Organizational Management. This degree will help her follow her passion for mission-driven but risk-adverse management for small and growing non-profits. Jennifer is a mother to two amazing daughters, Lucy and Anna, and in her free time enjoys reading.


Office Manager

Before joining JCADA part time, Jill spent her days at camp at the Bender JCC in Rockville, MD. As the Camp JCC Office Manager, she was the first point of contact and responsible for the overall management, logistics and daily operations of the Camp JCC office. Prior to the JCC, she worked for a variety of diverse organizations creating, planning, leading, marketing and implementing programs and projects for several area nonprofits. In her free time, Jill enjoys baking for friends, traveling to nearby and far-away places, language learning and reading on her porch.