Our Team

Sandra Hagee Parker is Chairwoman of the CUFI Action Fund. In her tenure as Chairwoman, Parker has appeared before legislative committees in multiple states and testified before the US House Judiciary Committee on antisemitism. Additionally Parker currently serves as a Commissioner on the Texas, Holocaust, Genocide and Antisemitism Advisory Commission.

Prior to joining the Action Fund, Parker worked at RPSA, LLP, where she practiced corporate and non-profit law and was peer voted a “Top Lawyer” in San Antonio.  Parker, who is also a Board Member for Aid the Silent and a member of the State Bar of Texas, earned a Bachelor’s degree from Trinity University, an Executive Master of Public Service & Administration degree from The Bush School of Government and Public Service at Texas A&M University and a Juris Doctor from St. Mary’s School of Law. 

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 for the CUFI Action Fund where she manages the relationship between the organization and government entities at both the federal and state levels. She also focuses on monitoring and analyzing public policy. Previously Paolozzi served as a litigation paralegal at Allen & Overy LLP and as the Senate Legislative Director for Concerned Women for America. Paolozzi holds a B.S. in Political Science from Liberty University. An alumni of Liberty University’s Washington Fellowship program, Paolozzi served as the Resident Director from 2015 to 2019. She is also an alumnus of CUFI’s Israel Collective initiative. Paolozzi was awarded a policy certificate through Hudson Institute’s Political Studies Program on The China Threat. 

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.

Gary Bauer is Washington Director Emeritus 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.