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Board of Directors

Julie Shaffer

Julie Shaffer

Chair Julie Shaffer

Julie Shaffer is the executive director of the Oreg Foundation in Boulder, Colorado. She is fortunate to be able to combine her personal passions with her professional work in supporting Jewish, environmental, educational, and local community service initiatives. Julie’s varied work life has included non-profit management consulting, preschool director, small business owner, and elementary school teacher.

Julie has been…

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Benjamin Weinstein

Treasurer Ben-Weinstein

Benjamin Weinstein is the Co-Chief Investment Officer of Korenvaes Capital. Benjamin joined the event-driven arbitrage desk at HBK Investments in 1998. In 2006, he was promoted to head the US event-driven arbitrage efforts, where he managed assets ranging from $500 million to over $900 million before his departure in 2007. He is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and…

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Jonathan Horowitz

Secretary

Jonathan Horowitz serves as a Program Officer in the philanthropic services group at J.P. Morgan Private Bank. Jonathan manages the grantmaking programs for foundations working across a diverse range of funding areas, including arts and culture, disability issues, workforce development, and capacity building for the nonprofit sector. Before coming to J.P. Morgan, he worked as a Program Manager for…

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Bruce Bernstein

Bruce is an attorney with significant experience litigating complex commercial and securities actions. During the 15 years that he has practiced law he has represented large institutional investors in prosecuting several of the largest securities actions ever filed. Bruce has also successfully appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court. He is also a frequent speaker at investor conferences throughout the…

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Amy Born

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Amy Born is studying Social and Organizational Psychology at
Columbia and is an organizational development consultant. She
previously served as Director of Talent Acquisition and Talent
Development at City Year, an education-focused, national nonprofit
organization that engages young people of all backgrounds in a year of
full-time service to help address the drop-out

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Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen is the Assistant Executive Vice President, Global Operations of the Joint Distribution Committee, and has over 20 years of international professional experience.

In the past, Alan served as the Director of Global Corporate Social Responsibility at Henry Schein, Inc., a Fortune 500® company with over 15,000 employees and operations in 25 countries.  Prior to that, Alan served…

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Lisa Hersch

Lisa Hersch

Lisa Hersch

Lisa Hersch recently transitioned into private capital and joined Bain Capital, after serving as an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company, based in New York City, for 6.5 years. She has worked globally across a variety of industries, including consumer electronics, retail, telecom, media, financial services, and consumer products. Her work is largely focused on strategy, sales and marketing,…

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Jordan Namerow

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Jordan is the Director of Public Engagement and Strategic Content in the communications division at American Jewish World Service (AJWS). Prior to joining AJWS, she worked in communications at the Jewish Women’s Archive, a national non-profit that uncovers, chronicles, and transmits the history of American Jewish women. She was the 2005-2006 Roslyn Wolf Fellow of the American Jewish Joint Distribution…

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Amy Tobin

Amy Tobin has worked with nonprofit community, arts, and activist organizations for over 17 years. She is committed to fostering communities and social change through collaborative programs and arts events, generally doing anything possible to bring people together in physical proximity.

As the first Executive Director of the David Brower Center since 2007, Amy has been responsible for translating…

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