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Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

Our LEADERSHIP

The Jewish Board’s leadership ensures that our mission of providing mental health and social services to families and communities across New York City is upheld to the highest standard.

EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

YOUNG LEADERS COMMITTEE

Our leaders are people with a wide spectrum of experiences developed both inside and outside of human services. Mirroring the diversity of the city we serve, one of our strengths as an agency is our commitment to leveraging different talents and backgrounds.

EXECUTIVE Leadership

Dr. Jeffrey Brenner, M.D.
Chief Executive Officer
Besa Bauta
Chief Information Officer
Carmela Fridman
Chief of Psychiatry
Howard Goldberg
Chief Compliance Officer
Ned Gusick
Chief Marketing & Communications Officer
Natalee Hill
Chief Administrative Officer
Ellen Josem, J.D.
Chief Legal Officer
Lonny Lieberman
Chief Real Estate Officer
Hannah Moore
Chief Development Officer
Dr. Andrew Pearson
Chief Medical Officer
Julia Pinover-Kupiec
Chief Public Policy Officer
Donna Smith
Chief People & DEI Officer
Rebecca Wulf, LCSW
Chief Program Officer
Laura Yacino
Chief Nursing Officer
Evan Zuckerman
Chief Financial Officer
Our trustees are key stakeholders and decision-makers at The Jewish Board. They care deeply about delivering the services our fellow New Yorkers deserve and depend on. The duties they perform are crucial to our mission, and include:
  • Passing the annual budget
  • Understanding and accepting the audit
  • Hiring and evaluating the Chief Executive Officer
  • Developing agency policies
  • Fundraising
  • Long-range strategic planning
  • Advocacy

Board of Trustees

OFFICERS OF THE BOARD

President

Jamie B.W. Stecher*

Chairs of the Board

David B. Edelson
John A Herrmann, Jr.
Anthony E. Mann
Alice Tisch*

Honorary Chair of the Board

Jean L. Troubh

Honorary President

Fredric W. Yerman

Treasurer

Jeffrey Saber*

Secretary

Emily Steinman*

Vice Presidents

Beth E. Anisman
Stephanie Bernheim
Michael A. Epstein*
David F. Everett
Steven L. Fasman*
Lynn Korda Kroll
Jenny Lyss*
Laurie Sprayregen

TRUSTEES

Julia Arnsten*
Seth Bergstein*
Ranmali Bopitiya
Susan Sarnoff Bram
Mark Burstein
Louisa Chafee
Andrew Ely
Henry Feuerstein
Sheri Gellman
Janet Ginsberg
Alex Gitomer
Harriet Gruber
Jennifer L. Goldman
Doug Heitner
Shelley Erlich Holm
Max Jawer
Karen Spar Kasner
Stacy S. Kuhn
Curtis S. Lane
Daniel J. Leffell
Arthur S. Leonard

Andrew M. Levine
Emily Levy
Frances W. Levy
Laurie Lindenbaum
Lori Malcolm
Rodrigo Olivares
Bradford R. Peck
Michele Philip
Kathleen M. Pike*
Margot Pinto
Loring G. Pratt
Mark H. Rachesky
Erica Schwartz*
Jodi J. Schwartz*
Audrey Spiegel
Keith B. Stein
Kate Trentacoste
Adam Usdan
Jill Weiss

Jeffrey Brenner MD, CEO

HONORARY TRUSTEES

Roger Goldman
Steve Reiner
Lisa Schiff
Jean Shafiroff
Susan Tofel

* Denotes a member of the Executive Committee

Our Young Leaders Committee is part of a 150-year legacy of philanthropic community care, with many of our Trustees first beginning their relationship with philanthropy as members of our Young Leaders Committee. Our Young Leaders continue this tradition today, supporting initiatives throughout our agency that enhance the lives of New Yorkers.

Young Leaders Committee

OFFICERS OF THE YOUNG LEADERS COMMITTEE

Co-Chairs

Emily Levy
Max Jawer

MEMBERS

Ben Bacharach
Alison Bloch
Kate Blumenth
Jamie Boris
Jeffrey Cherkin
Giovanni Classen
Jake Cohen
Jamie Doochin
Liza Gendler
Marina Iskhakova

Shawnasia Johnson
Kacey Kelley
Isabelle Mann
Michael Mintz
Zoe Moskowitz
Zack Perelman
Michael Rubel
Simon Spector
Dale Sprayregen

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