Changemakers:Board and Staff

Board of Trustees

  • Chair
  • Barbara Dobkin
  • Vice Chairs
  • Kathleen Levin
  • Jolie Schwab
  • Treasurer
  • Michael Hirschhorn
  • Secretary
  • James Dubey
  • President
  • Ruth W. Messinger
  • Marion Bergman
  • Monte Dube
  • Scott Edelman
  • Eileen Epstein
  • Marty FriedmanPast Chair
  • Sally Gottesman
  • Howard Kleckner
  • Rabbi Marion Lev-Cohen
  • James MeierPast Chair
  • Lawrence S. PhillipsPast Chair and Founder
  • Russ Pratt
  • Marcella Kanfer Rolnick
  • Elizabeth Scheuer
  • Nancy Schwartz Sternoff
  • William Wardlaw
  • Glenn Weinberg
  • Herbert Weiss

Staff and Country Consultants

  • Executive Team
  • Ruth Messinger President
  • Robert Bank Executive Vice President
  • Aaron Dorfman Vice President for Programs
  • Louis Schwartz Vice President for Finance and Administration
  • Phyllis Teicher Goldman Vice President for External Affairs
    Through November 2011
  • Executive Assistants
  • Jessica Berlin
  • Sara Gold
  • Rachel Kanter Kepnes
  • Jessica McCarthy
  • Ariel Moritz
  • Advocacy
  • Timi Gerson Director of Advocacy
  • Amanda Cary
  • Marc Friend
  • Dahlia Rockowitz
  • Ian Schwab
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Chiro Chatterjee Director of Business Process Improvement
  • Communications
  • Susan Rosenberg Director of Communications
  • Andrew Blossom
  • Hadassah Max
  • Jordan Namerow
  • Suzanne Offen
  • Davyd Pittman
  • Leah Kaplan Robins
  • Clara Shapiro
  • Morgan Soloski
  • Development
  • Riva Silverman Director of Development
  • Jasmin Abbatiello
  • Maggie Ball
  • Maya Crawford
  • Rena Dascal
  • Elizabeth DeLois
  • Bekah Dickstein
  • Lauren DiSilvio
  • Jenny Goldstein
  • Leah Kagan
  • J Kotowski
  • Lauren Miller
  • Maryanne Nigro
  • Stefanie Rubin
  • Eason Smith
  • Julie Tilson Stanley
  • Katie Tilson
  • Jill Weitz
  • Catherine Wolf
  • Education and Community Engagement
  • Stephanie Ives Director of Education and Community Engagement
  • Ilan Caplan
  • Chanel Dubofsky
  • Lisa Exler
  • Sasha Feldstein
  • Julie Gersten
  • Erica Hymen
  • Adina Mermelstein Konikoff
  • Jessica Korsunsky
  • Suzanne Lipkin
  • Sarah Mulhern
  • Rachel Jacoby Rosenfield
  • Audrey Sasson
  • Ilana Shushansky
  • Merrill Zack
  • Adam Zuckerman
  • Finance
  • Kristine Stallone Director of Finance
  • Monica Anderson-Snow
  • Tharon McDonald
  • Ruddy Miller
  • Valeta Prendergast
  • Maritza Sanchez
  • Alpha Sow
  • Grants
  • Kate Kroeger Director of Grants
  • Carly Benkov
  • Luis Diaz-Albertini
  • Adriana Ermoli-Miller
  • Amarilys Estrella
  • Melissa Extein
  • Myles Gideon
  • Sarah Gunther
  • Heather Janbay
  • Anne Lieberman
  • Angela Martinez
  • Navin Moul
  • Terry Mukuka
  • Rosalie Nezien
  • Debra Siegel
  • Jaron Vogelsang
  • Jesse Wrenn
  • Gitta Zomorodi
  • Human Resources and Facilities
  • Brooke Hirschfelder Director of Human Resources and Facilities
  • Fred Argenziano
  • Hector Echevarria
  • Corinne Irwin
  • Jennifer Wald
  • Joy Young
  • Information Technology
  • Rose de Fremery Director of Information Technology
  • Angel Carrion
  • Steve Collado
  • Bishop Thompson
  • Jeanne Turner
  • Service
  • Sam Wolthuis Director of Service
  • Aaron Acharya
  • John Cape
  • Ashley Carter
  • Aylah Cohen
  • Lily Goldschmidt
  • Masha Katz
  • Alexis Kort
  • Dorcus Moo
  • William Nassau
  • Rachel Profeta
  • Andrea Richardson
  • Lilach Shafir
  • Matthew St. John
  • Rachel Weinstein
  • Western Region
  • Laura Talmus Director of Western Region
  • Matthew Balaban
  • Sprinza Katz
  • Allison Lee (Los Angeles)
  • Kathryn Stoughton
  • Country Consultants
  • Ednah Bhala Zimbabwe
  • Galen Cohee Baynes Nicaragua
  • Fernando Romero Bolanos Peru
  • Supawadee Chimmanee Thailand
  • Linna Chiv Cambodia
  • Eleanor Douglas Colombia
  • Marisol Garces Guatemala/El Salvador
  • Beth Kamunge Kenya
  • Irene Kangume Uganda
  • Stephania Louis Haiti
  • Mamadou dit Bouna Mane Senegal
  • Amber Lynn Munger-Pierre Haiti
  • Everlyne Nairesiae Kenya
  • Weena Namcharoensombut Thailand
  • Theo Roncken Bolivia
  • Sunita Sharma India
  • Selamawit Terefe Ethiopia
  • Grace Yeah Yeanay Liberia
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