Commission Staff

Members of the U.S. Helsinki Commission are supported by a small professional staff with in-depth regional and policy expertise.


  Name Title
Acting Chief of Staff;
Director of Global Partnerships, Policy, and Innovation
Kyle Parker Senior Senate Staff Representative
Shannon Simrell
Representative of the Helsinki Commission
to the U.S. Mission to the OSCE
Stacy L. Hope Director of Communications

Jennifer P. McCuiston Director of Operations
Erika Schlager Erika B. Schlager Counsel for International Law
Bob Hand
Senior Policy Advisor
Janice Helwig Janice Helwig Senior Policy Advisor
Nathaniel Hurd
Senior Policy Advisor
Senior Policy Advisor
Rachel Bauman Policy Advisor
Paul Massaro
Policy Advisor
Jordan Warlick Policy Advisor
Jean-Francois Hernandez Staff Associate