ICC Staff

Jacob Baime, Executive Director

Jacob Baime is the Executive Director for Israel on Campus Coalition. An experienced public affairs professional and campus organizer, Jacob Baime is an expert on pro-Israel campus affairs. As former National Field Director with the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), he supervised a national team of professional campus organizers, oversaw strategic campus initiatives, and managed AIPAC’s national training platforms for college and high school students.

Baime most recently served as Area Director in AIPAC's New England Region, where he was responsible for political, development and grassroots efforts in Maine, Vermont, New Hampshire and Massachusetts. A graduate of Brandeis University, Baime was previously involved in public policy organizing and electoral politics and served as a political aide and as Campus Coalition Director to the Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts.

Adam Maslia, Assistant Director

A native of Atlanta, Georgia, Adam graduated from the College of Charleston with a bachelor of science degree in communication and with minors in Jewish studies and psychology. While in Charleston, Adam became an outspoken advocate for the State of Israel and began to get involved in the pro-Israel and Jewish community through internships with JNF, AJC, the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta, and ICC as a Grinspoon-Morningstar Intern. 

Upon graduating in 2011, Adam began working for his  fraternity, Alpha Epsilon Pi, in the Jewish and Philanthropy Programming Department. After two years, Adam assumed the role of Lorber Director of Jewish and Philanthropy Programming and oversaw all of AEPi's Jewish, Israel, civic engagement, philanthropy, and high school engagement activities, as well as managed the department staff. 

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Daniel Kuhn, East Coast Field Director

Daniel Kuhn is the East Coast Field Director for Israel on Campus Coalition. Daniel graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelors in International Relations and specializations in Jewish Studies and Muslim Studies. Before arriving at MSU, he spent a year in Israel on Young Judaea's Year Course program, where he volunteered by teaching English to children, working with the elderly, and milking cows. In the past, Daniel served as an intern for UN Watch in Geneva, The Jerusalem Post, and on Capitol Hill. In 2010 he served as a Field Organizer on Congressman Gary Peters' re-election campaign. He grew up in the Detroit area, was a student at Hillel Day School, and attended and worked at Camp Young Judaea Midwest. 

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Nelson France, West Coast Field Director

Nelson France is the West Coast Field Director for the Israel on Campus Coalition. Nelson attained both a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Leadership Studies as well as a Master of Public Administration degree from West Virginia University. He is active in Jewish life in Washington, D.C., serving as the Vice-Chair of the Board for AJC ACCESS DC, JDC Entwine DC Program Planning Committee, NoVa Tribe Series Program Planning Committee and as the Chairman of the Marketing and Outreach Committee for Sigma Alpha Mu. For fun, Nelson enjoys attending Mountaineer football games, electronic music concerts and traveling as much as possible. Nelson France is originally from New York City, but considers Morgantown, West Virginia to be his home.

Etaiy Shisgal, Director of Research and Analysis

Etaiy is the Director of Research and Analysis for the Israel on Campus Coalition. He conducts a host of longitudinal studies on advocacy and Israel campus related issues. Etaiy graduated from Hebrew University’s excellence program in Public Policy (MPP) and worked at Hebrew U’s student government. During his undergraduate years, Etaiy studied International Affairs and Political Science (George Washington University- Elliott School for International Affairs). He interned at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs and worked as a research assistant at the Institute for National Security Studies based in Tel Aviv. He speaks fluent Hebrew and is passionate about aquatic sports. 

Samuel Edelman, Director of ICC Academic Network

Dr. Samuel M. Edelman is the Director of the ICC Academic Network.  He has served as the executive director of Scholars for Peace in the Middle East and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. He is also a CSU Chico emeritus professor of Jewish, Israel and Holocaust Studies as well as Rhetoric and Communication Studies. He received a Ph.D. from the University of Arizona and an MA and BA from Pennsylvania State University, University Park Campus. He continues to lecture and teach on subjects such as Anti-Semitism, Genocide, Holocaust and resistance, the Arab Israeli conflict, Zionism, the Arab Spring and more. Edelman is the co-director of the California State Center of Excellence in Holocaust, Genocide, Human Rights and Tolerance Education. He has numerous articles and book chapters on topics such as the Holocaust and cultural resistance, the Arab Israeli conflict, anti-Semitism and the new left, Jewish Christian dialogue, the history of anti-Semitism and Jewish rhetoric.

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Dené Fenwick, Office Manager

Dené Fenwick is the Office Manager for Israel on Campus Coalition. Dené oversees ICC operations, supervises travel and conference logistics, and provides financial bookkeeping services. Prior to joining ICC, Dené served as loan specialist at Freddie Mac. Dené is a Washington-area native. She was born and raised in St. Mary’s County, Maryland and is passionate about cooking.