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Ari Kristan, Chair

Ari practices employment and higher education law as a partner at Hirsch Roberts Weinstein in Boston.  In this role, Ari advises organizations on how to avoid employee conflict and minimize the risk of litigation. Ari also represents businesses and non-profits, including colleges and universities, in state and federal court.  In addition, Ari serves as an investigator of…

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Tamar Prager, Board Secretary

Tamar Prager is a mother, wife, percussionist, and outdoor enthusiast living in Westchester, New York. She comes from a background in health care with years of service in public health and clinical nursing. Tamar founded a consulting business in 2020 called Tamar Prager, teaching people how to radically transform their…

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Nathan Render, Treasurer

Nathan Render has worked in the Jewish, foundation, non-profit, and innovation communities for the past several years. He currently works at Mockingbird, a premium direct-to-consumer baby gear company, leading their Customer Experience team. Previously, he worked at CIC, one of the largest clusters of start-ups in the world and whose…

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Idit Klein

Idit is a national leader for social justice with more than 25 years of experience in the non-profit sector. Since 2001, she has served as the leader of Keshet, the national organization for LGBTQ equality in Jewish life. Idit built Keshet from a local organization with an annual budget of…

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Angel Alvarez-Mapp

Angel (he/him) founded Mapp Consulting, a consultancy that partners with organizations to optimize their potential. Previously, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of Repair the World and the Senior Director of Operations for the Jews of Color Initiative, where he worked to advance racial equity in the US Jewish…

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Alyx Bernstein

Alyx is a student studying Comparative Literature and Talmud at Barnard College and the Jewish Theological Seminary. She writes for Tablet, JGirls, and the Columbia Current, and is a passionate activist for queer rights and feminism. On campus, she is on the board of the traditional egalitarian minyan. Alyx is…

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Amy Born

Amy Born has worked in the field of organizational psychology and organizational development for over 15 years. She currently serves as Chief Research and Innovation Officer at Leading Edge and is affiliated with two consulting firms, one focuses on the corporate and government sectors and the other focuses on leadership…

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Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen has worked for more than 25 years in the international and domestic non-profit, foundation, and corporate social responsibility sectors. Alan currently serves as the chief program officer at JASA. In the past, Alan served as the chief of staff at the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC); the director of global…

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Bennett Decker

Bennett Decker is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was a student at the Joint Program between the Jewish Theological Seminary and Columbia University where he received dual BAs Political Science and Talmud. Bennett currently combines his desire to make the world a more just place and Judaism during his day…

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Johanna Fine, SPHR

Johanna is a strategic Human Resources leader with expertise in diversity, equity & inclusion, strategic planning, employee relations, and training & development. She currently serves as the Head of People for Kinsa, and formerly held positions as CHRO for JCC of Chicago and VP of Human Resources for the American…

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Keshet successfully brought out the largest ever canvass on a transgender-specific policy issue or campaign I've seen in my 20 years of organizing. Keshet was an extraordinary part of the Yes on 3 coalition and made an incredible impact on all facets of the campaign.

Amy Mello, Vice President of Public Engagement for Freedom for All Americans

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