Alexandra I. Toma
Peace and Security Funders Group
Alexandra Toma is the executive director of the Peace and Security Funders Group, where she manages the Fund's day to day programs and grant-making activities. In addition, she founded and co-chairs the Fissile Materials Working Group, a coalition of nuclear security experts.
From 2006–2009, Toma was the Director of the Peace and Security Initiative (PSI) at the Ploughshares Fund, the largest grantmaking foundation in the U.S. dedicated exclusively to nuclear nonproliferation. In 2009, Toma merged PSI with the Connect U.S. Fund.
Previously, Toma was the foreign policy and defense advisor for Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-MA), where she led the effort to secure $5 million in funding for landmine removal. She has also worked at the Africa Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University, where she assisted in developing civil-military programs for sub-Saharan Africa.
She taught "U.S. Foreign Policy in the 2008 Elections" as an adjunct professor at NYU's Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service and teaches a graduate-level class at the George Washington University focused on the multiple levers of U.S. foreign policymaking.
Last Updated: June 1, 2017