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Our Team

Gary Bauer is Washington Director of the CUFI Action Fund. Previously Bauer served as President Ronald Reagan's Under Secretary of Education and Chief Domestic Policy Advisor. After leaving the White House, Bauer worked with several family oriented advocacy organizations. Bauer serves on the board of the Emergency Committee for Israel and as President of American Values. In 2010 he received the Defender of Israel Award from the Zionist Organization of America.

Ari Morgenstern is the CUFI Action Fund’s Senior Director of Policy and Communications where he focuses on the organization’s policy planning and strategic communication campaigns. Previously Morgenstern served in the private sector as a communications consultant and as a Press Officer at the Israeli Embassy in Washington. Morgenstern holds a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Alabama, an M.A. in Political Science from Georgia State University, and an M.A. in Government focused on Diplomacy and Conflict Studies from the Interdisciplinary Center in Herzliya, Israel. In the past Morgenstern volunteered for the Israeli police, and presently he volunteers for his local search and rescue team.

Alexandria Paolozzi is the Director of Government Affairs at CUFI Action Fund. Her passion and desire is to influence policy through writing, collaboration, legislative analysis, and advocacy. Paolozzi previously worked as a litigation paralegal at an international law firm, prior she was the Senate Legislative Director and Issue Specialist on Israel for Concerned Women for America and also represents the organization as a CWA Fellow. Alexandria is a member of The American Enterprise Institute Values & Capitalism Ideas Council, and the Resident Director for the Liberty University Washington Fellowship Program. Paolozzi holds an undergraduate degree in Government and Public Policy from Liberty University and is currently working on her Masters in Public Policy: International Affairs.

Boris Zilberman serves as Director of Public Policy and Strategy for the CUFI Action Fund where he focuses on the organization’s governmental outreach, policy development, and political operations. He previously served as Deputy Director of Congressional Relations at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) where he worked on a range of issues encompassing foreign affairs, defense, and cyber-enabled economic warfare. As part of FDD’s Center on Economic and Financial Power, he focused on the evolving financial and strategic developments in the U.S.-Russia relationship. Prior to joining FDD, Zilberman spent five years working as Manager of Defense Programs in the Policy and Government Affairs Department at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC). Zilberman holds an M.A. in Global Security Studies from Johns Hopkins University and a B.A. in Political Science from The University of Alabama. He is fluent in Russian.