Who We Are - The Freedom Initiative

Who We Are

The Freedom Initiative is an independent, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization based in Washington D.C. and supported by a global staff. Our team includes country specialists, lawyers, journalists, advocates, and academics of diverse nationalities and backgrounds.
We work together to be a voice for the voiceless, providing casework support, conducting research, advocating with leaders and the media, and taking legal action to help free political prisoners in Egypt and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

Dr. Masoud Nafey

Dr. Masoud Nafey

Managing Director

Todd Ruffner

Todd Ruffner

Advocacy Director

Allison Mcmanus

Allison Mcmanus

Research Director

Morgan Thomas

Morgan Thomas

Executive Assistant

Bria Reel

Bria Reel

Programs Associate

Yousuf Abdelfatah

Yousuf Abdelfatah

Project Coordinator

Abrara Rageh

Abrara Rageh

Campaigns Strategist

Bethany Alhaidari

Bethany Alhaidari

Saudi Desk Officer

Luci Meade

Luci Meade

Advocacy Associate

Heba Mahfouz

Heba Mahfouz

Grassroots Coordinator

Fatima Mohammadi

Fatima Mohammadi

DEVELOPMENT STRATEGIST

If you want to learn more about joining our growing team, please contact us at: [email protected]