National Education Association & NEA Foundation
Daaiyah Bilal‐Threats began her career in conservation and health advocacy with the World Wildlife Fund, American Red Cross, and NEA Health Information Network. She joined NEA in 2000 and enjoyed a long career in nonprofit management, labor and education policy. She also serves on the board of the NEA Foundation.
Bilal‐Threats holds a master’s degree in public policy from the American University and serves NEA as a cabinet‐level advisor on policy issues, as well as organizational strategy and priority initiatives. She also oversees NEA’s donor, philanthropic
and international relations work. In her prior NEA role, Bilal‐Threats was responsible for designing and overseeing NEA’s leadership development programming as well as directing NEA’s international relations division.
In this capacity, Bilal‐Threats has directed the work of 30 professional staff providing direct support to high‐level leaders in the areas of speechwriting; scheduling and advance; good governance; leadership; as well as policy development and implementation. She lives in Washington, D.C.