November 8, 2021

Manisha Sunil, West End Strategy Team; Phone: 202-417-0171

Interfaith Alliance Proudly Announces Two New Staff Appointments

WASHINGTON—Today, Interfaith Alliance, the only national interfaith organization committed to protecting the integrity of religion and democracy in the United States, announced the appointment of Isatu Hyde as director of finance and human resources and Maureen O’Leary as director of field & organizing.

Isatu has been central to Interfaith Alliance’s financial operations since she started with the organization in December 2007. As Interfaith Alliance continues to grow in personnel and programming reach, her dedication to this work has allowed the organization to fulfill its mission of protecting faith and freedom for all.

Maureen joined Interfaith Alliance’s national office as the federal advocacy associate in March of 2020, bringing with her extensive experience on the hill and in local nonprofit work. Over this past year and a half, Maureen has led Interfaith Alliance’s efforts to promote strong public schools and to combat the rise of hate-based violence. As a cradle Episcopalian with a passion for grassroots activism, she is excited to continue working with our members and affiliates across the country to advance true religious freedom for all Americans.

“Isatu and Maureen are both integral players in our work to advance a positive vision of religious freedom,” said Rabbi Jack Moline, president of Interfaith Alliance. “I am more than confident they will flourish in their new roles, which only build on their existing successes.”

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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