The Team

  • Gabriel Stauring

    Gabriel co-founded Stop Genocide Now in 2005, which gave birth to i-ACT in 2009. He became involved in the situation in Darfur out of a sense of personal responsibility. He believes the power of community and compassion, combined with personal empowerment, can bring about meaningful change. Previously, Gabriel worked as a Family Consultant, providing in-home […]

    Co-founder and Director

    Los Angeles Area

  • Katie-Jay Scott

    Katie-Jay keeps i-ACT running on several levels. Much of her work entails coordinating partnerships with other grassroots organizations and implementing the campaigns developed by Gabriel and seeing through the details. She graduated from Portland State University with a BA in Sociology and a focus on Community Development. She has previously worked as a community organizer […]

    Director of Operations and Community Involvement

    Los Angeles Area

  • Sara-Christine Dallain

    Sara-Christine joined i-ACT to help coordinate Darfur United and the major projects connected with Darfur United including The Academy, the Darfur United adult soccer team and the Darfur United documentary. She holds a Master’s Public Health degree from UCLA and her interests lie in improving the health of the most vulnerable populations in sub-Saharan Africa […]

    Director of Programs

    Santa Barbara, CA

  • Sean Toshima

    Sean Toshima joined i-ACT to help maintain and design all the online team pages. His social media background helps him create and execute campaigns via the taps of his thumbs, as well as through the growing number of channels that i-ACT uses to communicate with the world’s activist audience A major project of his is to organize gigabutts worth of […]

    Multi-Media Specialist

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Stacey Martino

    Stacey Martino has been merging arts and activism with the purpose of developing community involvement since 1988. Her interest in the usage of arts to activate community began while she was earning her BFA from The University of the Arts in Philadelphia where she became deeply involved in the epidemic of homelessness. Stacey went on […]

    Board of Directors, Program Committee

     Los Angeles, CA

  • Felicia Lee

    Felicia is a Bay Area (Northern California) native, and holds an English degree from University of California, Irvine. As an intern, she contributes to the i-ACT team by helping with tasks ranging from drafting letters to researching sandwich prices; from booking airline flights to editing anything and everything. Felicia hopes to be with i-ACT for […]

    Project Associate


  • Jeremiah Forest

    Jeremiah is a social entrepreneur whose vision is a socially conscious business model designed to engage employees and clients in global causes and make a significant difference in the world. He authored a book on the subject and consults with companies to create a work environment where the employees are empowered to make a difference. Why I Act: “I […]

  • Jen Wells

    Jen is a Los Angeles area native, and holds a BA in Psychology and Anthropology. She is currently completing a MA in Human Rights & Conflict Management from Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna in Pisa. She grew up playing soccer, and played through college, while also playing ice hockey. When she isn’t studying or playing sports, she […]

    i-ACT Intern

    Los Angeles, CA

  • Julia Keenan

    Julia is from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. She has two older brothers and is a rising junior at Seton Hall University. Julia plays tennis for Seton Hall and when she’s not playing tennis she loves to surf, travel, and play guitar. Julia is a summer intern at i-ACT and she’s been coming up with ideas for a […]

  • Margo Baker

    Margo Baker serves as a Darfur United Coach Ambassador after previously working as the Director of Operations and Academy Manager for the Chicago Red Stars of the National Women’s Soccer League, and Director of Programs for Gonzo Soccer and Leadership Academy. Baker, a Tennessee native, competed collegiately at Freed-Hardeman University where she received her Bachelor […]

  • Hollie Nyseth Brehm

    Hollie Nyseth Brehm is an assistant professor of Sociology and Criminology at The Ohio State University.  She has a Ph.D. in sociology with a focus on human rights, and her research examines the causes and processes of genocide. Hollie has lived in Bosnia and Rwanda, where she interned with the Rwandan National Commission for the […]

  • Rachel Veerman

    Rachel is an active member of i-ACT. Her main focus is to teach others that by taking action, one individual can make a difference. She has over 30 years of administrative background and is enthusiastic to share her knowledge to help i-ACT be successful in all their endeavors. Currently she works at the UCLA School […]

    Co-founder, Advisor

    Los Angeles area

  • Ian Harrington

    Ian Harrington joined the i-ACT field team for World Refugee Day events and brings his creative video editing to the team. He edits videos that bring together pop culture and the voice of the Darfur refugee to inspire and empower citizens to act.