Meet Our Newest Team Members … and We’re Hiring!

We are so excited to welcome three new staff members to the BaMidbar team this fall! Please join us as we welcome Hayden Lilien as our first Chief Operating Officer, Brett Hausler who will serve as Director of External Relations, and Adam Karp, who is joining BaMidbar’s year-round team as the Wellness Program Manager after working with us as a Field Therapist this summer.

BaMidbar is also hiring a Program & Operations Coordinator! As we grow to a seven-person full-time team, we look forward to continuing to expand our services, enhance impact, and build a Jewish community that actively supports its members in cultivating mental health and wellness. Learn more and apply today!

Meet Our Newest Team Members

Chief Operations Officer

Hayden Lilien, MBA, J.D.

Hayden Lilien is joining BaMidbar as it’s first Chief Operations Officer (COO). Prior to working at BaMidbar she was the VP of Finance and Operations at Techbridge Girls, a nonprofit that uses STEM education to advocate for BIPOC girls*. She also spent seven years as the Director of Finance and Administration at the National Center for Youth Law, a nonprofit that uses the law to advocate for youth. Alongside her career in nonprofit management, Hayden is passionate about conflict resolution, creating healing spaces, dancing, and spending quality time in nature and with her family. Hayden has a B.S. in Finance from University of Florida, a J.D./M.B.A. from Stetson University College of Law and two Mediation Certifications from Northern California Mediation Center and The Center for Understanding in Conflict.

As BaMidbar’s first Chief Operating Officer, Hayden will help BaMidbar build systems to increase the efficiency and effectiveness as the organization experiences significant growth and transitions from a fiscally sponsored entity to an independent 501(c)3. Hayden is excited to help BaMidbar operationalize its vision and scale its work to enhance mission achievement and impact.

Director of External Relations

Brett Hausler, MPA

Brett has been serving as a compassionate and effective leader in the Jewish nonprofit field for over seven years. Most recently he led URJ Crane Lake Camp as its first home-grown Associate Director. Brett holds a master’s degree in public affairs with a concentration in nonprofit management from Indiana University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Brett is also a graduate of the Roswell Klal Yisrael International Fellowship and the Foundation for Jewish Camp Yitro Leadership Fellowship. When not at his desk, Brett can be found capturing photographs across New England, volunteering for the Medical Reserve Corps, or hiking with his wife and dog.

Brett is thrilled to be joining the BaMidbar team because he believes in the power of promoting open dialogue and decreasing the stigma around mental health in the Jewish community. As the Director of External Relations, Brett will oversee stakeholder engagement and implement strategic communications, development, and program outreach plans. Brett will also work directly with families considering BaMidbar’s treatment programs, serving as the main point of contact for program admissions. Brett is energized and ready to support BaMidbar’s bright future!

Wellness Programs Manager

Adam Karp, MA, LPPC

Adam graduated from Antioch University with a Masters in Clinical Mental Health Counseling in Spring 2021. Prior to pursuing his masters degree, Adam worked in the fields of wilderness therapy and Jewish experiential education. Adam has also taught English as a Second Language in South Korea and French in Burlington, Vermont. He loves exploring the ways in which our hearts and minds align with Jewish history and philosophy. Most recently, that has involved working as a Field Therapist for BaMidbar Wilderness Therapy, designing curriculum for Moving Traditions, and teaching high school students in Jewish educational settings. Adam enjoys hiking, traveling, languages, tinkering on the harmonica, and Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.

Adam is excited to join the BaMidbar team as the Wellness Programs Manager! In this role, Adam will take lead with curriculum development and facilitation of the first Wellness Cohort of the Peer Leadership Fellowship, a program offered in partnership with the Jewish Teen Initiative at Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Greater Boston. Additionally, Adam will help BaMidbar build capacity to grow and scale wellness programs and pilot new initiatives around mental health prevention and education.