March 6, 2020

Interfaith Alliance Welcomes Maureen O’Leary, Advocacy Associate, to Our Team

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The leadership of Interfaith Alliance Foundation would like to formally welcome Maureen O’Leary to our Washington, D.C. staff.

Maureen joins our team as the federal advocacy associate, bringing to bear dynamic experience in community organizing and in the halls of Congress. Supporting both the policy and outreach departments, she will lead our efforts to promote strong public schools and to combat the rise of hate-based violence.

After graduating from Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis in her home state of Indiana, Maureen served as an Americorps VISTA fellow with Honolulu Habitat for Humanity. In this role, she engaged in state and local advocacy around affordable housing, income inequality, and the land rights of Native Hawaiians. She later joined the press office of Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) in Washington, DC.

“As a cradle Episcopalian with a background in grassroots organizing, I am thrilled to be part of an organization whose work is so near and dear to my heart,” says Maureen. “I’m looking forward to working with all the wonderful folks at Interfaith Alliance.”

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Interfaith Alliance is a network of people of diverse faiths and beliefs from across the country working together to build a resilient democracy and fulfill America’s promise of religious freedom and civil rights not just for some, but for all. We mobilize powerful coalitions to challenge Christian nationalism and religious extremism, while fostering a better understanding of the healthy boundaries between religion and government. We advocate at all levels of government for an equitable and just America where the freedoms of belief and religious practice are protected, and where all persons are treated with dignity and have the opportunity to thrive. For more information visit