IAHR Officers


Rev. David Lindsey, Executive Director

Over the past two decades, David’s experience as clergy in the United Church of Christ (UCC) ...

has offered countless opportunities to engage in interfaith dialogue and encourage religious pluralism.

Even when tragedy struck, as when a neo-Nazi attacked his church. It occurred the same night as the Jewish Community Center attack down the street. Opportunities for interfaith relationships emerged.

The church's multi-faith support and Rev. Lindsey's interactions with the Virginia criminal justice system that resulted from this incident strongly influenced his interest in more directly engaging with the kind of work IAHR does.

David counts himself lucky and privileged to have gone on an interfaith mission to the Holy Land, guided teenagers through multi-faith site visits, collaborated with interfaith colleagues on joint worship, and much more.

David was raised in the Southern Baptist Convention. Though ordained in the UCC, multiple faiths have nurtured him along his journey (mainly Tibetan and Zen Buddhism.) In his free time, David enjoys cooking, writing, gardening, playing music, and, most significantly, spending time with his wife and their two cats.


John Jay List, Chairperson

John is a long-time member of Tifereth Israel Congregation (DC) where he served as President. ...

John is a University of Virginia and the University of Michigan Law School graduate. Before retiring in 2015, he was the General Counsel and Chief Lending Officer for a cooperative finance corporation serving America's cooperative utilities, Native American utility authorities, and public power utilities.

John began working with IAHR as a volunteer working on the Pen Pal Project. He has been engaged in various social justice causes and activities since college. John is currently heading up IAHR's Pen Pal Project.


Lionel André, Vice Chair

Lionel André is a highly experienced litigator who has spent over thirty-five years in government investigations and white-collar issues. ...

Lionel brings a unique and significant work experience of over thirteen years of SEC investigation and litigation. This includes sixteen years of DOJ criminal trial experience.

Lionel served as Assistant United States Attorney in the Fraud and Public Corruption Section in the United States Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia. At the U.S. Attorney's Office, he served as Senior Litigation Counsel and Health Care Fraud Coordinator.

Before that, he worked as Assistant Chief Litigation Counsel at the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Lionel defends clients in securities enforcement matters, securities litigation, and white-collar criminal cases. He also conducts internal investigations, participates in Monitorships, and assists companies with updating their compliance programs.

Lionel, who immigrated from Haiti at age five, is extremely passionate about protecting human rights in the United States and abroad. He serves on the Board of Directors of three non-profit organizations.


John Sturc, Secretary

John is currently a professorial lecturer in Law and a ... Visiting Scholar at the George Washington School of Law.

From 2013 to 2016, John was the chief counsel in the Office of Stability at the U.S. Treasury Department. From 1990 to 2013, John was a partner at Gibson, Dunn, and Crutcher where he served as the co-chair of the firm’s national securities enforcement practice group and as a leader of its securities litigation practice.

Earlier in his career, John was an associate director of the Enforcement Division of the Securities and Exchange Commission and an assistant U.S. Attorney.

IAHR Board Members


Sue Bochardt

Sue holds a bachelor’s in electrical engineering from the University of Maryland and a master's ... in human development and Psychology from Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Her work weaves art, ideas, technology, story-telling, and user experience into animated videos that put sense-making into service. Her passion for exploring the tension between theory and practice informs her use of narrative, metaphor, motion, and music to document the insights and puzzles of groups learning together

In collaboration with her clients, Sue facilitates teams and organizations, helping them to understand the frustration and fulfillment of collaborative work by articulating and deepening shared knowledge.

Sue created and produced an animated film on solitary. Her work on the Quaker Peace and Justice Committee of Baltimore's Stony Run Quaker Meeting has sparked her passion for exploring and applying theory and practices of anthrocomplexity to the seemingly intractable challenges facing Baltimore, particularly in the criminal justice system.


Lauren Champaign

Lauren A. Champaign is a senior counsel and litigation lawyer with Foley and Lardner LLP. ... Her practice includes commercial litigation and counseling clients in securities litigation, product liability defense, antitrust, and consumer finance matters. She is a member of the Business Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Securities Enforcement and Litigation, Antitrust & Competition, Distribution and Franchise, Government Enforcement Defense and Investigations, and Consumer Financial Services Practices.

Ms. Champaign represents clients on various matters, including:

• Representing and counseling clients in various manufacturing industries, such as automotive, alcohol, and pool product industries, with product liability claims, antitrust litigation, commercial contractual disputes, and contract enforcement.

• Successfully representing clients in all litigation phases, from pre-litigation demands to commercial claims and defense litigation and negotiating favorable client settlements.

• Conducting internal investigations into violations of federal securities laws.

• Representing and counseling clients in enforcement actions before state and federal regulatory agencies.

• Representing clients in complex, multistate litigation, including large class actions based on allegations of anticompetitive conduct.

• Managing and counseling clients concerning electronic discovery and forensically sound document production.


Rev. Cece Jones-Davis

Rev. Cece Jones-Davis works at the intersections of faith, art, and social justice. ...

She is an award-winning faith leader, facilitator, public speaker, and impact strategist. She does this to point people to the All-Powerful and the least powerful.

For 20 years, Cece has partnered with national organizations and brands such as Levi's and Tampax.

She has organized and led dynamic grassroots movements and used her voice to address issues of equity and inequity. Her activism ranges from fighting to abolish the death penalty to advocating for menstrual equity.

She does this work on the ground to create an immediate impact. She also works at high levels to drive policy changes, awareness, and education.

She served in the Obama Administration under Ambassador Ron Kirk, the first African American U.S. Trade Representative.

She is known most recently for creating the #Justice for Julius campaign. In 2021, the Oklahoma campaign saved Julius Jones hours before his execution. She received the 2021 Change.org Changemaker of the Year Award and Special Congressional Recognition for her civil rights and social justice efforts.

Brian Hess

One of the few lobbyists named as one of 2021's Top Lobbyists by the National Institute of Lobbying and Ethics and The Hill. ...

Brian is an expert advocate who passionately fights for the issues he believes in. Brian specializes in state and federal legislative advocacy, manages digital communications strategies, and serves as the Executive Director of the non-profit group Sports Fans Coalition.

He has a Bachelor's degree from Virginia Tech and a Master's from the University of Oklahoma. He is a lifelong Virginian who tries to spend as many weekends as possible in Shenandoah National Park.


Ed Kopf

Ed has held leadership positions in the following community and religious organizations: ...

J Street: The Political Home for Pro-Israel, Pro-Peace Americans, Greater Washington Co-Chair Jewish Community Relations Council, Board Member Yachad [DC Housing Preservation], Former President and Advisory Board Member of Ann Frank House: Homes and Hope for DC’s Homeless, Former President and Board Member of Adas Israel Congregation, and Docent at the Library of Congress.

Ed also has over twenty years of experience in leadership positions in finance, operations, marketing, and strategic planning. He has consulted extensively with owners, executives, and boards of large and small corporations on various management and financial issues.

Olinda Moyd

Olinda Moyd is the Distinguished Professor in Residence and Director of the Reentry Clinic at Howard University's School of Law. ...

Before joining the Howard Law faculty, Professor Moyd was Chief Attorney of the Parole Division for the DC Public Defender Service. During her three decades at PDS, Ms. Moyd represented numerous individuals at administrative hearings and proceedings in DC Superior Court and the United States District Court. As Division Chief, she supervised staff, including a team of attorneys, legal assistants, investigators, and numerous law clerks.

She oversaw the summer law clerk program. She also conducted skills training seminars for the CJA Bar, the DC Bar Association, the judiciary, and local law firms.

Professor Moyd is passionate about expanding legal education through clinical pedagogy. She focuses on prisoner's rights, parole, and reentry challenges. She trained and supervised clinical students in the Georgetown University Law Center Criminal Justice Clinic for many years.

John Shuchart

Dubbed a "serial entrepreneur" by the Kansas City Business Journal, John Shuchart is a successful businessman, educational innovator, and author. ...

John began his career as a middle school teacher. Then, he entered the insurance industry. He developed a breakthrough product that enabled parents to insure their mentally disabled children. John later sold his insurance business and returned to the classroom.

Following the September 11th terrorist attacks, he worked with students to develop a curriculum that eased the anxiety of young people impacted by those horrific events. That led to two books, Kids' Letters to Terrorists and Israeli Kids' Letters to Terrorists. The latter included a foreword written by then-Israeli President Shimon Peres.

A victim of verbal and emotional abuse by his parents, John has battled depression for years. Recently, he decided to speak about his condition and draw attention to it to help others by directly addressing the stigma associated with mental illness. John now resides in Maryland, continuing his philanthropic work with the Jewish and interfaith communities.

Rev. Marvin Silver

Rev. Silver serves as Associate Conference Minister for Justice and Witness Ministries with the Central Atlantic Conference (CAC) of the United Church of Christ. ...

He is the primary CAC Ministry Team member for Justice and Witness Ministries. More than just responding to social injustices, Rev. Silver is transforming the Conference's paradigm and its approach to the work of justice. He does this work by building a new justice movement. It is based on a vision, mission, and set of core principles that define and unites local churches, clergy, and justice leaders into a powerful, effective, and faithful organizing network.

As the architect and director of the Conference's new Justice and Witness Action Network, he collaborates and leads strategic campaigns to advance a regional and regional justice agenda.

Before joining the Conference staff, Rev. Silver served as Pastor of Jubilee UCC (formerly Amistad St. Paul UCC) in Lanham, MD, a faithful community of believers that proclaim, practice and celebrate God's love through Jesus Christ.

Rev. Wanda Thompson

Rev. Wanda Thompson has served since 2014 as the second Pastor of The Ambassador Baptist Church, where she has been a member since 1976....

She is a native Washingtonian. She received her Master of Divinity degree from the Howard University School of Divinity in 1996, receiving the Dean's Award for academic excellence.

Rev. Thompson received her Bachelor's degree in psychology from Dickinson College and her Master's and Ph.D. from Temple University in Clinical Psychology. She is a licensed psychologist in both D.C. and Maryland.

Wanda has completed a year-long George Washington University Master Teacher program, receiving a certificate in leadership development. She has also earned certificates in business; and public advocacy.

Rev. Thompson is active in several community organizations, boards, and committees. She has conducted training and participated in advocacy efforts. Rev. Thompson often testifies before the D.C. Council. She truly believes in serving the community and advocating against Black residents' displacement from the city. Most importantly, she considers herself a servant of God.

Her family includes her siblings, their families, and her church family, of whom she is very proud.

Jay Williams

His work includes government investigations and complex civil litigation, particularly on consumer finance and electronic discovery....

Jay has represented clients before the Department of Justice (DOJ), Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS), and other state regulators, including state attorneys general. He focuses on compliance issues surrounding government-insured mortgages and other credit products. He also works with his clients to conduct compliance and consumer protection reviews to mitigate risk.

Jay has extensive experience assisting clients in complex electronic discovery issues, such as large-scale document collection. He develops effective document retention policies and uses cutting-edge technology (including artificial intelligence) to reduce review and production costs.

Active in pro bono work, Jay has represented clients before the U.S. Parole Commission and handled multiple matters with the Washington Lawyers' Committee. He is a founding board member of the Greater D.C. Diaper Bank and coaches Capitol Hill Little League baseball teams.