Mana Mostatabi

Senior Director

Mana Mostatabi is a marketing & communications professional with over a decade of experience in helping non-profits tell stories, craft powerful messages, facilitate rebrands, combat disinformation, head crisis communications, innovate communications, marketing, and digital strategies, and much more.

Prior to joining Hatcher, Mana was the Communications Director at the National Iranian American Council, where she worked to bolster the visibility and reach of the organization’s work and staff, all while refreshing its brand and designing dynamic content and campaigns to draw in new audiences. Before that, she worked as a Research Associate at a non-profit focused on weapons non-proliferation. Mana also worked as a Digital Strategist at the California-based environmental nonprofit Sustainable Conservation, where she built the organization’s digital program from the ground-up; co-founded a citizen journalism platform at the height of the Arab Spring; and was the online community manager for an Iran-focused human rights group in the Bay Area.

Mana has an M.S. in Foreign Service from Georgetown University with a concentration on Global Politics & Security. She is also a School of Foreign Service Merit Scholar who received Distinction upon graduation. During her time at Georgetown, Mana served as the Executive Editor (Online) of The Georgetown Journal of International Affairs and taught Intro to International Relations to multiple undergraduate sections. She also earned a B.A. in Creative Writing and Literature and a minor in Professional Editing & Writing from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


  • Empathy – Leading with kindness and understanding is integral to building effective client relationships and in creating campaigns that not just reach, but resonate with target audiences.
  • Innovation – Designing and executing big, bold ideas that shift narratives and drive outcomes is the cornerstone of how I work.
  • Balance – Evaluating the success of campaigns requires balancing the hard data of numbers and metrics with human-focused, qualitative analysis that can help measure sentiment.

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