top of page

Birmingham Nonprofit U.S. Israel Education Association 

Welcomes Stacy Ryan as Chief Development Officer

Birmingham, AL (August 31, 2023): 

The United States Israel Education Association (USIEA), a Birmingham-based nonprofit, has selected Stacy Ryan to serve as Chief Development Officer. USIEA helps improve U.S.-Israel relations by fostering educational discussions with American and Israeli bipartisan government leaders and industry experts.

In her new role, Ryan will spearhead USIEA’s fundraising efforts by generating and implementing impactful strategies to cultivate relationships with current and prospective donors, identify and establish partnerships with other organizations, and collaborate with USIEA’s communications and marketing team to effectively communicate the organization’s mission to relevant stakeholders and the greater public.

Stacy Ryan
USIEA Chief Development Officer

“I am honored to join such a remarkable group of individuals. USIEA is a dynamic organization dedicated to a vital mission, and I look forward to contributing to its impactful education and policy initiatives,” Ryan said.

Ryan comes to USIEA with 15 years of experience in fundraising, having worked in both higher-education and nonprofit spaces. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham and is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Public Administration with a concentration in Nonprofit Administration and Philanthropy at Auburn University. Ryan obtained the CFRE (Certified Fundraising Executive) certification in 2013 and is currently working towards attaining the Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy credential.


“We are delighted to welcome Stacy to our USIEA team,” said Heather Johnston, USIEA Founder and CEO. “Stacy’s experience and expertise with donor cultivation will greatly benefit the future growth of USIEA. We are confident that Stacy will significantly contribute to advancing USIEA’s mission of bipartisan education concerning the U.S.-Israel collaboration.”


About USIEA:

U.S. Israel Education Association (USIEA) advances important dialogue and cooperation between bipartisan senior government leaders in the United States and Israel by filling existing information gaps and enhancing understanding of issues critical to a mutually beneficial partnership. Founded in 2011, USIEA empowers U.S. leaders with innovative initiatives on the path to Middle East peace, connects Members of Congress with direct access to West Bank visits, and educates as thought leaders in the media and through strategic global partnerships. To learn more about USIEA’s work, visit

See publications below:

Full Logo.png
bottom of page