Jewish Federation of Cleveland
Education: Brandeis University, bachelor’s degree; Columbia University School of Social Work, master’s degree in social work; Jewish Theological Seminary of America, master’s degree
First Job: Project coordinator at UJA-Federation of New York, Manhattan, New York.
Toughest Challenge: Polarization within the U.S.
Greatest Inspiration: The donors, volunteers and community members who devote time, talent and financial resources to care for others and strengthen the community.
Best Advice: Rule No.1: Do no harm. Rule No.2: Every decision made in an office building or board room with the intention of helping someone has intended and unintended consequences.
What I’d Tell 16-Year-Old Me: Life is nuanced, so listen more. Work harder to understand opinions with which you disagree.