Our People

Our founder

Jay Hein is the founder and President of ISOKO Institute. Also, he is the President of Sagamore Institute, an Indianapolis-based think tank that he helped found in 2004. He was Deputy Assistant to President George W. Bush and Director of the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives from August 2006 to August 2008. Hein serves as Distinguished Senior Fellow at Baylor University’s Institute for the Study of Religion and as director of the Foundation for American Renewal established by US Senator Dan Coats. Hein is a member of the Office Depot Foundation board of directors and Bridge to Rwanda. Earlier in his career, Hein was a welfare reform policy advisor to Governor Tommy Thompson of Wisconsin from 1994 to 1997 and director of civil society programs at the Hudson Institute from 1997 to 2004. Hein received a Bachelors of Arts degree from Eureka College and an Honorary Doctor of Law from Indiana Wesleyan University. He has been with the Institute since he founded it in 2011.

Staff

Yannick Tona

Fellows

Emily Parker