FDD Team

Executive Team

R. James Woolsey

Chairman of FDD, Fmr. Director of the CIA

Intelligence Community, Iran, Energy Security

Bill McCarthy

Senior Vice President

Toby Dershowitz

Vice President, Government Relations and Strategy

Lawrence Muscant

Vice President


Dr. Sebastian Gorka

Military Affairs Fellow and Director, FDD’s National Security Fellows Program

Intelligence Community, Yemen, Afghanistan

Jonathan Kay

Visiting Fellow


Bill Roggio

Senior Fellow and Editor of The Long War Journal

Global War on Terrorism, Afghanistan, Pakistan


Oren Adaki

Research Associate

David Barnett

Research Associate

Kristen Casapulla

Development Manager

Laura Grossman

Deputy Director for Research

Patrick Megahan

Manager of Digital Communications

Sheryl Saperia

Director of Policy for Canada

Josh Silberberg

Director of Communications

Behnam Ben Taleblu

Iran Research Analyst

Boris Zilberman

Deputy Director of Congressional Relations