25 Years of Leadership

AJWS thanks all those whose steadfast commitment to justice has given this organization life, sustained it and enabled it to reach this day.


The trustees and professionals who have led AJWS over the years have done so with extraordinary dedication, vision and integrity. Their leadership has steered AJWS through times of both remarkable growth and formidable challenge, shaping the strong, sustainable organization that we are today.


AJWS’s donors and supporters have made all this work possible. Their unwavering commitment to overcoming global injustice and to the Jewish values that inform AJWS’s mission inspires all that we do. From institutional and corporate funders to tens of thousands of individual donors, they are our foundation and our future. AJWS’s new young leadership program, Global Circle, nurtures a passionate cohort of more than 1,000 young philanthropists. They are eager to activate their Jewish values through tzedakah, building the next generation of AJWS leadership.


Timeline of AJWS Leadership

Timeline of AJWS Leadership

Chair

Barbara Dobkin

Trustee, Dobkin Family Foundation
New York, NY


Vice Chairs

Jonathan Cohen

Social Change Entrepreneur
New York, NY

Kathleen Levin

Donor Supporter
New York, NY


Treasurer

Michael Hirschhorn

Director, International Human Rights Funders Group
New York, NY


Secretary

Sara Moore Litt

Attorney
New York, NY


President

Ruth W. Messinger


Board of Trustees

Don Abramson*

Managing Member, AK Capital LLC
San Francisco, CA

Marc Baum

Partner and General Counsel, Offit Capital
New York, NY

Marion Bergman

MD, MPA and Health Policy Specialist
Northport, NY

Mark Bernstein

CEO and Publisher, Hundreds of Heads Media
San Francisco, CA

Jamie Dubey

Philanthropist
Mill Valley, CA

Marty Friedman*

Managing Director, DH Capital
New York, NY

Sally Gottesman

President, The Eleemosynary Group
New York, NY

Addie Guttag

Consultant—Development, Marketing and Governance
New York, NY

Rabbi Richard Jacobs

Senior Rabbi, Westchester Reform Temple
Scarsdale, NY

Steve Kantor

Managing Director, First Southwest Company
New York, NY

Howard Kleckner

MD, Kaiser-Permanente Medical Center
Palo Alto, CA

Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen

Director of Adult Education, Central Synagogue
New York, NY

James Meier*

President, Arete Corporation
New York, NY

Lawrence S. Phillips*

Former CEO, Phillips-Van Heusen Corporation
Boca Raton, FL

Russ Pratt

President and Founder, The Pratt Company
Tiburon, CA

Marcella Kanfer Rolnick

Vice Chair, GOJO
Akron, OH

Elizabeth Scheuer

Bronx, NY

Jolie Schwab

Attorney
New York, NY

Nancy Schwartz Sternoff

Director, Dobkin Family Foundation
New York, NY

Diane Troderman

Volunteer and Philanthropist
Springfield, MA

William Wardlaw

President, Gertrude and William C. Wardlaw Fund
Takoma Park, MD

Glenn Weinberg

Vice President, The Cordish Company
Owings Mills, MD

Andrew Weiss

President, Weiss Asset Management
Brookline, MA


Honorary Board Members

Carolyn Everett

Everett Foundation
New York, NY

Herbert Weiss

Attorney, Burns and Levinson, LLP
Boston, MA


Board as of June 2010

*Former Chair

Timeline of AJWS Leadership

Ruth W. Messinger

President

Robert Bank

Executive Vice President

Aaron Dorfman

Vice President for Programs

Phyllis Teicher Goldman

Vice President for External Affairs

Louis D. Schwartz

Vice President for Finance and Administration


Advocacy

Timi Gerson

Director of Advocacy

Ian Schwab

Amanda Cary

Dahlia Rockowitz


Communications

Susan Rosenberg

Director of Communications

Joshua Berkman

Hadassah Max

Jordan Namerow

Suzanne Offen

Davyd Pittman

Leah Kaplan Robins

Clara Shapiro

Mark Shuster

Morgan Soloski


Development

Riva Silverman

Director of Development

Laura Talmus

Director of Western Region

Maggie Ball

Maya Crawford

Rena Dascal

Elizabeth Friedman-Branoff

Jenny Goldstein

Kate Greenberg

Tamika James

Allison Lee

Alice Mishkin

Miller Oberman

Maryanne Nigro

Ava Shapiro

Eason Smith

Jessica Soria

Julie Tilson Stanley

Leah Weinstein

Jill Weitz

Catherine Wolf


Education & Community Engagement

Stephanie Ives

Director of ECE

Brent Spodek

Rabbi-in-Residence

Jocelyn Berger

Lisa Exler

Julie Gersten

Adina Mermelstein Konikoff

Suzanne Lipkin

Audrey Sasson

Elissa Vinnik

Merrill Zack


Finance

Monica Anderson-Snow

Director of Finance

Jessica Berlin

Tharon McDonald

Ruddy Miller

Valeta Prendergast

Maritza Sanchez

Marina Shmoukler

Alpha Sow


Grants

Kate Kroeger

Director of Grants

Carly Benkov

Jenna Capeci

Noah Cohen-Cline

Saskia deJonge

Luis Diaz-Albertini

Adriana Ermoli-Miller

Amarilys Estrella

Billie Goodman

Sarah Gunther

Sandhya Gupta

Heather Janbay

Angela Martinez

Terry Mukuka

Rosalie Nezien

Bess Rothenberg

Debra Siegel

Jessica Wrenn

Gitta Zomorodi


Human Resources

Brooke Hirschfelder

Director of Human Resources

Corinne Irwin


Management Information Systems

Rosemary de Fremery

Director of Management Information Systems

Noah Baird

Angel Carrion

Jeanne Turner


Operations

Fred Argenziano

Hector Echevarria

Joy Young


Programs

Elyse Lightman


Service

Russell Langsam

Director of Service

Masha Katz

Nina Kaufman

Alexis Kort

Talia Maya

Dorcus Moo

William Nassau

Rachel Profeta

Andrea Richardson

Lani Santo

Seth Siegel

Rachel Weinstein

Aylah Winter

Samantha Wolthuis


Country Counsultants

Shalawati (Indonesia)

Oscar Andrade (Mesoamerica)

Teddy Atim (Uganda)

Fernando Romero Bolaños (Peru)

Supawadee Chimmanee (Thailand)

Eleanor Douglas (Colombia)

Marisol Garcés (Guatemala)

Shumona Goel (India)

Cantave Jean-Baptiste (Haiti)

Irene Kangume (Uganda)

Dararoth Ke (Cambodia)

Lilian Keene-Mugerwa (Uganda)

Everlyne Nairesiae (Kenya)

Caroline Odhiambo (Kenya)

Kala Peiris (Sri Lanka)

Sunita Sharma (India)

Rath Sinlakhun (Thailand)

Stella Victor (Sri Lanka)

Thida Yan (Cambodia)

Grace Yeanay (Liberia)