JJ Berney JJ Berney is CEO and Founder of TriOaks Capital Management L.P., an alternative asset manager in New York. JJ has spent 14 years in the financial services industry focusing on companies in the media, entertainment, Internet, telecommunication services, gaming, lodging, and leisure industries. JJ graduated from Brandeis University. He joined the Hannah Senesh board in 2010, became Vice President in 2011, and sits on the development and finance committees. He and his wife, Michelle, have three children: Ruby (4th Grade), Eva (2nd Grade), and Sam (age 4). The family resides in Park Slope.
Ofer Cohen Ofer Cohen is the founder and president of TerraCRG, a commercial brokerage and advisory firm in focusing exclusively on Brooklyn. Ofer has more than a decade of experience marketing and selling properties. Ofer served in the Israeli Defense Forces and holds a BS in Business, Management and Economics from the State University of New York. He and his wife, Limor, live in the Prospect Heights with their twin daughters (one of whom, Daya is a fifth grader at Hannah Senesh). In his spare time he enjoys road biking, gourmet cooking and fine wine.
Boaz Gilad is the co-founder and president of Brookland Capital, Brooklyn’s most active real estate development firm. Frequently cited as an industry expert by The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times, Boaz lectures at NYU, MBA program and is the co-author of The Real Estate Millionaire (McGraw-Hill). Brookland Capital is an active supporter of the Alley Athletes, offering at-risk children and teens leadership opportunities through sports. Boaz grew up in Jerusalem, and served in the Israeli Defense Forces before moving to New York to study acting at Stella Adler Conservatory and Philosophy at Hunter College. Boaz is married to Sue Gilad, a Broadway theatre producer. Brooklyn residents since 1996, they live in Prospect Heights. Their daughters Noa (2020) and Ella (Class of 2018) have attended Hannah Senesh since kindergarten. Boaz starts his board service in 2015. He enjoys travel, fine wine and cycling.
Amy Glosser Amy joined the board in 2007. Most recently she has opened BYKlyn Cycling and Fitness. Her other work experience includes 8+ years in consumer packaged goods marketing at Kraft Foods and other companies. Amy has worked with several non-profit institutions including the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, CASES and the Park Slope Jewish Center, where she served on the Board from 2004-2007. Amy has an MBA from Wharton, an MA in International Studies from Johns Hopkins University, and a BA from Vassar College. Amy is married to Janno Lieber, and is the mother of three children: Rhea (2014) Simon (7th grade) and Frayda (6th grade).
Ariella P. Golomb, MD Ariella is a Managing Director at HealthpointCapital, a Private Equity Firm focused on the medical device market. She is a member of the Firm’s investment team, manages the Firm’s Scientific Advisory Board and other clinical relationships and oversees the operations of the Firm. Prior to joining HealthpointCapital, Ariella was a Project Leader for the Health Care Practice of the Boston Consulting Group, where she advised global life science companies on strategic management issues including product positioning, sales force restructuring and academic medical center alliances. While in business school, Ariella worked at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals in the Women’s Health Marketing division. She is a member of the board of the Israeli medical device company, OrthoSpace Ltd., and the Executive Council of the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. Ariella received a B.A. and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of Pennsylvania’s College of Arts and Sciences. She went on to receive an M.B.A. from the Wharton School with a concentration in Health Care Management and an M.D. from the School of Medicine. Ariella and her husband, Tal, live in Carroll Gardens with their two daughters Eden (Class of 2022) and Dalia (Class of 2025).
Gary Gottlieb Gary Gottlieb grew up in the East New York section of Brooklyn. He is a graduate of MIT and Stanford, where he received a Ph.D. in Operations Research. He was an associate professor at New York University and later Director of Fixed Income Research at Sanford C. Bernstein. He has two children: Sara, who graduated from Hannah Senesh in 2003 and is a junior at the University of Vermont, and Alexander, who is married to the Senesh middle school math teacher, Geneva. He is now retired and lives in Brooklyn. The Senesh Library was recently renamed the Mary Gottlieb Learning Center, dedicated to his wife, a long time educator and reading specialist who passed away in the Spring of 2016.
Daniel Greenberg Dan Greenberg is the Chief Digital Officer of the Interactive Engagement Group (IEG) at WNET, the largest public television station in the United States. In this capacity, Dan is responsible for producing websites and creating mobile applications for WNET’s television and film programs, its online marketing, and all their social media platforms. An active and dedicated Senesh parent, Dan served as Events Captain of the Hannah Senesh Parent Association. In this capacity, Dan organized activities to build a stronger school community. Through Dan’s efforts, Senesh families have spent a day farming at Eden Village, high fived the Brooklyn Nets at the Barclays Center, gone ice skating in Prospect Park, and sung the national anthem at a Brooklyn Cyclones game. Currently, he is the PA’s Treasurer. Dan has volunteered to assist the Admissions Director in recruitment efforts and has taken a leadership role in improving our online and social media presence. Dan worked collaboratively with the Senesh administration to develop a new, user-friendly website. In his free time, he enjoys hiking, skiing, coaching baseball and spending time at the beach and bungalow with his family: his wife, Cindy, and children Tamar (7th grade), Ilan (5th grade) and Matan (1st Grade).
Katherine Linder Kitty is a valued member of the Carroll Gardens community. Living on 2nd place for many years, Kitty has seen the development of Senesh and knows how important the school is to the neighborhood and beyond. Kitty uses her extensive business background in line-of-business leadership in the telecommunications industry to advise start-up and growth companies on business strategy, operations excellence, management optimization, and product development and roll-out. She is on the advisory boards of Mobile Search Security LLC and consultants2go. In the community, she is President Emerita of the Board of Trustees of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City and was an active member of the board of the Brooklyn Academy of Music for 10 years.
Chava Ortner Chava manages the portfolio of residential and commercial properties throughout New York City and Westchester County for Werber Management, a family owned and operated real estate investment, development and management company. She oversees building systems and improvements, compliance, communication and personnel. Chava holds a BA from Columbia University and a certificate in Residential Property Management from New York University. Previously, Chava held a number of leadership positions in Jewish education, including Director of Jewish Life and Learning at the Sid Jacobson JCC in Long Island, Judaic Studies Curriculum Coordinator and teacher at the Solomon Schechter School in Jacksonville Florida, and Hebrew School Principal at the Jacksonville Jewish Center. She is a current Board Member of Hannah Senesh Community Day School, Chair of the Endowment Campaign, and past President of the Parent Association. Other volunteer positions include the Advisory Board of the Teva Learning Center, UJA’s Jewish Greening Fellowship and 3GNY’s WEDU Holocaust education program in public schools. Chava is a graduate of Jewish day schools and met her husband, Craig, at Camp Ramah in the Berkshires. They have four children, Lia (class of 2017), Nathaniel (2019), Maya (2021), and Jacob (2025). Raised at the end of the F train line in Queens, she now lives with her family on the Brooklyn side of the F line, in Carroll Gardens.
Adam Perlmutter Adam has been in legal practice in New York since 1992. His work includes federal and state criminal defense and public interest litigation. Adam was previously an Assistant District Attorney in Queens County, New York where he worked on major felony trials and appeals. His current practice includes federal white-collar criminal defense as well as death penalty litigation, narcotics, international terrorism, organized crime, violent felonies and environmental crimes. Adam also serves on the board member of Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, a parks conservancy joint venture with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation. Adam is married to Barbara McGlamery and is parent to Lorenzo (7th grade) and Ezra, age 7.
Emily Reisbaum Emily is a co-founder of the law firm Clarick Gueron Reisbaum LLP, a litigation boutique specializing in complex commercial and intellectual property matters. Previously, Emily was an Assistant United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York and an associate at Debevoise & Plimpton LLP. Emily earned her JD at New York University School of Law, and her BA at the University of Michigan, where she met her husband Scott Medintz. She and Scott have three children, all of whom have been at Hannah Senesh since kindergarten: Solomon (2013), Joshua (2015), and Miranda (2019).
Marcella Kanfer Rolnick Marcella Kanfer Rolnick focuses on creating meaning and value every day through her diverse family enterprise – which includes GOJO, the global leader in professional skin care and hygiene solutions, and an array of early-stage ventures and two philanthropic foundations. Marcella serves on multiple for-profit and non-profit boards, including American Jewish World Service. She earned her BA in Public & International Affairs at Princeton University and MBA from Stanford University. This is her first year on the Hannah Senesh Board. She and her husband, Josh, live in Prospect Heights with their three children, Meyer (4th grade), Heshel (2nd grade), and Lev (age 4).
Andrew Salkin Andy is the Chief Operating Officer at 100 Resilient Cities, a non-profit dedicated to helping cities become better equipped to deal with the economic and natural stresses which threaten them. Andrew holds a masters degree in Public Administration from Syracuse University, as well as a BA in Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison. He lives in Clinton Hill with his wife, Micki Fagan, and their two children, Asher (4th grade) and Levi (2nd grade).
Gina Schmeling A native Chicagoan, Gina Schmeling has lived in Brooklyn since 1998. She is a graduate of Stanford University with Honors in Humanities, and holds an MA from New York University in Humanities and Social Thought. She was a Critical Studies Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Gina is Director of Individual Giving at Hazon. She writes and speaks about healthy nonprofit life, tech and fitness, and areas of Jewish Innovation. She is a co-organizer for the Nonprofit Technology Network local NY club. Gina and her husband, Alani Golanski, live in Downtown Brooklyn with sons Creeley (Class of 2017) and Cy (Class of 2020). When not online, she’s in the park with the runners.
Judy Schoenberg Judy Schoenberg is a seasoned mission driven leader with two decades of professional experience in the social sector focused on research, program development, strategy and philanthropy. She is currently a leadership consultant partnering with academic, non-profit, and start-up ventures. Previously, during her fifteen-year tenure at Girl Scouts of the USA, Judy was Chief Research Executive and led the Girl Scouts Research Institute. Her work has been featured at White House events and in national media outlets. Judy has also held positions as a program officer at a national women’s foundation and as a Brooklyn legal advocate. She is passionate about social action and wellness and was a Coro Leadership New York fellow in civic participation and is a certified health coach. For over a decade, she has co-led cooking classes with students at the Storefront Academy in East Harlem. She is currently a member of the board of Teens for Food Justice, a youth-led hydroponic farm program. Judy is also the chair of Senesh’s pioneering Giving Circle. Judy holds a bachelor of arts (comparative literature) degree from Haverford College and a master’s in education (human development and psychology) from the Harvard University Graduate School of Education. A native New Yorker, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Jonathan and two sons, Robin (class of 2022) and Sascha (class of 2025) and enjoys spending time with family and friends in the Berkshires.
Marion Stein Marion served as a Judaica librarian for the past 26 years in various settings: K-8 day schools, JTSA as music librarian and at the high school level at Heschel. She has MA degrees in French Literature (NYU) and nterdisciplinary Jewish Studies (JTSA), and her degree in Library Science is from Pratt. She has two children and four grandchildren. She is an avid cook, gardener and outdoors person with very strong interests in the environment and organic foods. She and her husband Ron live in Brooklyn.
Kurt Will Kurt began his career in the field of financial information with Thomson Financial, followed by positions at Reuters and Dow Jones. Although raised in rural Illinois, he is an adventurer at heart and has lived, studied, and worked abroad extensively, including for several years as a student in Germany and Belgium, and almost a decade working professionally in Switzerland and London. He is fluent in German and French, holds a Ph.D. in International Relations from the University of South Carolina, and also did post-doc work in Geneva. Kurt has lived in Brooklyn since 1998 and now lives in Carroll Gardens with his wife, Aviva, and their two children, Hannah (class of 2019) and Jakob (class of 2021). He is a stay-at-home dad, an avid road biker and cook, and enjoys any sort of adventure travel that comes his way.