Staff

We are fortunate to have a talented team of high-quality professionals who share a passion for our mission and our dedication to excellence. Finding, training and empowering our team is a process we take seriously. Meet the people who make our work possible.
Noah Austin

Noah is the Senior Program Officer for Technology for the Charles and...

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Senior Program Officer, Technology
Emily Bernstein

Emily Bernstein made Aliyah to Israel six years ago from Florida....

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Program Coordinator
Katie Bishop

Katie is the Foundation’s Administrative Coordinator in the Atlanta,...

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Administrative Coordinator
Arielle Cizma

As ROI Community’s Program Associate, Arielle works closely with her...

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Program Associate
Seth Cohen

As part of the senior leadership team of the Charles and Lynn...

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Senior Director, REALITY
Colleen Cruikshank

Colleen is a Program Officer in the DC office of the Charles and Lynn...

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Program Officer
Alyssa Davis

Alyssa Davis is a Communications Officer in the Washington, D.C. office...

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Communications Officer
Lisa Eisen

As Vice President of the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation...

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Vice President
Cassandra Federbusz

As Communications Manager for the REALITY Experience initiative,...

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Communications Manager
Jenny Feuer

Jenny Feuer is a Program Associate for REALITY.  In this role, Jenny...

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Program Manager
Michele Freed

Michele Freed is the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation...

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Marcus Frieze

Marcus joined the ROI Community as Program Officer, where he oversees...

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Program Officer, Technology
Melissa Fuhrman

Melissa is currently a Program Assistant for the Schusterman Family...

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Program Associate
David Gappell

David is responsible for managing, enhancing and expanding the scope of...

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Director
Sarah Glickstein

Sarah is a Program Associate in the Washington, D.C. office. She works...

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Program Associate
No'a Gorlin

As Associate Executive Director of ROI Community, No’a shares the...

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Associate Executive Director
Galia Gross

Galia Gross joined the Schusterman Foundation–Israel in 2013 as the...

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Chief Financial Officer
Ariel Hirsch

Ariel maintains ROI’s social media channels, and drives forward and...

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Communications Associate
Rella Kaplowitz

Rella Kaplowitz is the Program Officer for Evaluation and Learning at...

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Program Officer, Evaluation and Learning
Laura Katz

Laura is a Senior Program Officer for the Schusterman Family Foundation...

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Senior Program Officer
Eric Kessler

Eric Kessler is the Network Incubator Fellow in the Washington, DC...

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Network Incubator Fellow
Justin Korda

Justin is the Executive Director of ROI Community and has been with ROI...

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Executive Director
Elissa Krycer

Elissa grew up in Australia as an active member of the Zionist youth...

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Community Manager
Mia Laskaris

Mia focuses on providing high-level administrative support to Vice...

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Executive Assistant
Sharon Lemel

Sharon is the Financial Coordinator for Schusterman Foundation- Israel...

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Bookkeeper
Gabby Leon

Gabby is a Program Associate in the Atlanta, Georgia office, where she...

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Program Associate
Talya Levin

Talya joined ROI after working in the Israel offices of the Jewish...

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Grants Administrator
Renana Levine

Renana manages ROI Community’s PR and communications strategy. Renana...

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Program Officer
Rashel Maikhor

Rashel is excited to begin her career in the nonprofit sector as...

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Leadership Initiatives Fellow
Adam Margolis

Adam is ROI Community’s Program Coordinator, working closely with his...

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Program Coordinator
Shir Marom

Shir is a Program Associate for REALITY, supporting the Foundation’s...

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Program Officer
Lesley Ohana

Lesley joined the Schusterman Foundation- Israel in 2012 as...

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Office Administrator
Shannon Oliver

Shannon Oliver is the Operations Manager in the Charles and Lynn...

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Operations Manager
Danny Pelavin

Danny Pelavin is the Communications Fellow in the Washington, DC office...

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Communications Fellow
Cheryl Pruce

Cheryl Pruce is a Program Officer with the Charles and Lynn Schusterman...

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Program Officer
David Rittberg

David serves as a Senior Program Officer for the Charles and Lynn...

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Director
Yaniv Rivlin

Yaniv, the Foundation’s Senior Program Officer, leads the team that...

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Sharon Robinson

Sharon is the Grants and HR Administrator for the Schusterman...

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HR and Grants Administrator
Galit Romanelli

Galit joined the ROI team after working at the Bezalel Academy of Arts...

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Program Associate
Abby Saloma

Abby believes that individual change drives organizational change and...

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Director, Leadership and Talent
Frankie Salzman

Frankie is currently a Program Asisstant for Techonoly...

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Program Assistant, Technology
Rebecca Shafron

Rebecca is a Grantmaking Fellow in the Washington, DC office, where she...

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Grantmaking Fellow
Alicia Smith

Alicia Smith is a Program Officer for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman...

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Senior Program Officer
Roben Smolar

Roben is the Director of Communications for the Charles and Lynn...

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Director, Communications
Mary Ann Weiss

Mary Ann Weiss is a Program Associate in the Washington, D.C. office....

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Program Associate