People

Founders/Executive Staff

founder bios

Shawn Landres PhD CEO & Director of Research Los Angeles
Joshua Avedon MBA COO & Director of Jumpstart Platform, Jumpstart LA Los Angeles

Professional Team

staff bios

Thomas E. Backer, PhD Evaluator in Residence Los Angeles
Wendy Jackler Project & Administrative Consultant Los Angeles
Hanina Stettin Project Consultant Los Angeles

Board of Directors*

Joshua H. Avedon Co-founder, Jumpstart Los Angeles
Cynthia Freeman Senior Program Director, Community Partners Los Angeles
Rachel Cohen Gerrol, Chair Executive Director, PVBLIC Foundation; Co-founder & Director, Nexus Youth Summit Washington, DC
Rabbi Yechiel Hoffman Director. of Youth Learning and Engagement, Temple Beth Am Los Angeles
Lydia Kukoff Author; Founding President, Chatham Synagogue Netivot Torah New York
J. Shawn Landres Co-founder, Jumpstart Santa Monica
Emily Leventhal Managing Director & CEO, Laurel Investment Strategies LLC Boston
Daniel Price President & CEO, OneTitle Holdings, LLC New York
Russell D. Sacks Partner, Shearman & Sterling LLP New York
Richard A. Siegel Director, School of Jewish Nonprofit Management, Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion Los Angeles
Rhoda Weisman President, Rhoda Weisman Consulting Los Angeles

Advisors*

Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld Hebrew College Boston
Caryn Aviv University of Colorado; Judaism Your Way Boulder
Michael Berenbaum American Jewish University Los Angeles
Elise Bernhardt New York
Rabbi Sharon Brous IKAR Los Angeles
Nina Bruder Jewish New Teacher Project New York
Jeremy Burton Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Boston Boston
Brent Cohen Ybrant Digital Beijing
Seth A. Cohen Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Atlanta
Steven M. Cohen Berman Jewish Policy Archive @ NYU Wagner New York
Gali Cooks Union for Reform Judaism New York
Rabbi Steve Greenberg CLAL New York
Julie Hermelin REBOOT Los Angeles
Rani Jaeger Shalom Hartman Institute School for Israeli Culture Jerusalem
Tony Jones Author; Theologian-in-Residence, Solomon’s Porch Edina, MN
Janice Kamenir-Reznik Jewish World Watch Los Angeles
Martin Kaminer Kaminer Family Foundation/Bikkurim New York
Robin Kramer REBOOT Los Angeles
Rabbi Elie Kaunfer Mechon Hadar New York
Daniel Libenson Institute for the Next Jewish Future, jUChicago Chicago
Jane Levikow Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors San Francisco
Rabbi David Lazar RIKMA Stockholm; Tel Aviv
Rabbi Asher Lopatin Yeshivat Chovevei Torah New York
Richard Marker Marker Goldsmith Advisors New York
Joanne Moore Washington, DC
Rabbi Rachel Nussbaum Kavana Cooperative Seattle
Andrea Fram Plotkin Jewish Home Lifecare New York
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick GOJO Industries; Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation New York
Toby Rubin UpStart Bay Area San Francisco
Nigel Savage Hazon New York
Ed Serotta Centropa Vienna, Austria
Daniel Sokatch New Israel Fund San Francisco
Jonathan Spack Third Sector New England Boston
Amy Tobin Berkeley
Ari Wallach synthesis corp. New York
Adlai Wertman Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California Los Angeles
Jonathan Woocher Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah New York

Founders & Directors Emeriti*

David A. Alpern Varsity Healthcare Partners Los Angeles
Jami Bachrad IKAR Los Angeles
Rabbi Dara Frimmer Temple Isaiah Los Angeles
Daniel A. Inlender Private Wealth Management Consultant Los Angeles
Pam Kaizer Philanthropic Advisor Los Angeles
Ari E. Moss Law Offices of Ari E. Moss Los Angeles
Zev Nagel Asset Manager & Analyst, Decron Properties Los Angeles
Eileen Snow Price Executive Director, In the City Camp Atlanta
Gloria Salick Bernard and Gloria Salick Foundation Los Angeles
Rabbi Daniel Smokler Hillel International and Bronfman Center, New York University New York
David Umansky CEO/Co-Founder, Civic Builders New York
Adam J. Weiss General Counsel, Cornerstone OnDemand Santa Monica

*current as of May 15, 2014; affiliations provided for informational purposes only