Will serves as the senior staff person regarding all of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC)'s non-sectarian disaster relief programs.
In this capacity, he
coordinates projects relating to the Rescue, Relief, and Renewal of Jewish communities worldwide and develops non-sectarian programs.
Will is also the Desk Director for Latin America and Europe Community Development at JDC headquarters in New York, a capacity in which he visited Cuba over 30 times.
While serving as the Washington representative for JDC he helped secure JDC's license to work in Cuba, and he helped establish JDC's programs of community development and Jewish renewal.
Will has worked with U.S. Government agencies and Congressional members to brief them on issues specific to rescue and relief, and with Private Voluntary Organizations
(PVOs) in program coordination, partnership development and cooperation.
has also acted as an intermediary to embassies and officials of countries in which JDC
is active and has traveled overseas to coordinate and evaluate existing and potential JDC programs in Cuba, China, Somalia, Kenya, Kosovo, Ethiopia, Sudan, Israel, Turkey, the Gaza Strip, Egypt, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, and Eastern Europe.
Before joining JDC
was the Executive Director of the American Association for Ethiopian Jews
in Washington, DC, and in that capacity he
briefed President George Bush on the condition of Ethiopian Jews in Israel and those remaining in Ethiopia; he
worked closely with the Special Israeli Envoy as liaison to the U.S. Government in the planning and implementation of Operation Solomon; he
established the Congressional Caucus for Ethiopian Jews; advised State Department officials and members of Congress on Ethiopian Jewry
, and spoke to groups nationwide on the plight of the Ethiopian community.
Will has a master's degree and Ph.D. in Political Science.