New Members on Our Advisory Board

A Wider Bridge is proud to announce the addition of two new members to our Advisory Board, Nicole Fix of New York City, and Christopher McCannell of Washington DC.

Nicole Fix / Christopher McCannell

Nicole Fix currently serves as the Director of Finance at Young Audiences Arts for Learning.  As principal of Fix Strategies LLC, Nicole has provided fiscal and strategic consultation services to numerous non-profit and cultural organizations in New York.  Prior to founding Fix Strategies, Nicole co-founded the award-winning New York theater company, Page 73 Productions, where she served as executive producer.  Nicole’s fiction and essays have appeared in publications such as Post Road Magazine and Go! Magazine.  She is a recipient of the Elizabeth George Foundation Grant and was an Arts Fellow at the Drisha Institute for Jewish Learning.

“I’m very lucky to live in a city where my LGBTQ Community and my Jewish Community are one,” says Nicole. “Through its diverse programming A Wider Bridge is working to strengthen the connection between LGBTQ people and Israel, a mission I strongly support.  I decided to join the Advisory Board because A Wider Bridge encourages intelligent engagement with Israel.”

Christopher McCannell is a leading legislative and political strategist with over 15 years of experience on Capitol Hill and in advocacy helping to promote policy change. Chris served for 8 years as chief of staff to Rep. Joe Crowley the fourth ranking Democrat in the House Leadership and currently chairs the financial services practice at the global communications firm APCO Worldwide.

Chris works with clients developing communications and advocacy plans targeting Capitol Hill and the Obama Administration. At APCO, Chris has led his company’s involvement in supporting the Congressional Equality Caucus, a bi-partisan caucus to promote GLBT equality.

Chris has been recognized for his leadership on Israel advocacy and commitment to diversity and community by being selected as a board member of Washington Hebrew Congregation, one of America’s largest reform congregations as well as co-chair of their 30’s/40’s affinity group. Chris traveled to Israel with A Wider Bridge in 2014 and has actively worked to recruit and raise awareness of the program among Washington, DC stakeholders. In 2015 Chris will bring his expertise in advocacy and politics through his participation as a moderator for the 40th Anniversary of Pride Conference.

“I am honored to become a member of the Advisory Board of A Wider Bridge to leverage my skills and insights honed in my career in public service and advocacy to the mission of this exceptional program,” Chris said.

“Nicole and Chris each have strong leadership skills, are well-respected in their communities, and have developed a strong connection to the work of A Wider Bridge,” said Arthur Slepian, Executive Director of A Wider Bridge. “We are pleased to have two such excellent leaders join our Advisory Board, and I am glad to be able to count on their advice and expertise and I look forward to the contributions they will make to the growth and sustenance of our organization.”