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Co-Chairperson of the Board
Lee H. Perlman
Co-Chairperson of the Board
Junior Board member and Secretary of the Board
Professor Robert Seltzer
Klara B. Silverstein
Jonathon Shaevitz has over twenty years of experience in strategic planning business development, operations management, and organizational development. He founded Capital Strategies in 2001 to help growing organizations plan, manage and optimize their growth. Jonathon has pioneered an approach to growth strategy and unifies analytical discipline and practical experience to define which strategies /solutions are ideal for Capital Strategies' clients. The firm is known for quickly and collaborate working with client teams to develop optimal strategies and drive their implementation.
Prior to his consulting work, Jonathon successfully launches seven businesses: including raising over $25 million in capital for his last startup, InSITE Services, an ASP to leading energy companies around the country. He has also served as a work-out consultant, helping financial services companies restructure.
Among his not-for-profit activities; he has served on the board of Hillel Board of Directors, American Jewish world Service, and as Chairman of Hunter Hillel. Jonathon holds an M.B.A. from The Wharton School and a B.S. from the University of Michigan.
Lee H. Perlman is President of GNYHA Ventures, Inc., a wholly owned, for-profit subsidiary of the Greater New York Hospital Association (GNYHA). Mr. Perlman has been with GNYHA for over 25 years and has held increasingly responsible positions in health policy development and management of the Association's for-profit subsidiaries. He is responsible for the growth of the subsidiary's new and innovative businesses involved in over $7 billion in commerce. Mr. Perlman also serves as the Executive Vice President of Administration and is the Chief Financial Officer for the Greater New York Hospital Association.
Mr. Perlman is considered one of the most innovative leaders in health care management and a national expert in health care procurement. Under the leadership of Mr. Perlman, GNYHA Services, Inc., a subsidiary of GNYHA and Premier, Inc. (Premier) have experienced a successful partnership since 1996 in which over $4 billion in medical/surgical supplies, pharmaceuticals, food and capital equipment are purchased annually through the current program. Mr. Perlman also serves as Chairman of Innovatix, LLC, which is co-owned with Premier, and is the fastest growing purchasing corporation for non-hospital health care facilities (i.e., home infusion and nursing homes) in the nation with over 13,000 members and approximately $3 billion in purchasing volume.
Mr. Perlman is a Director on the Board of Premier and is an active member on Premier's Audit Committee. Mr. Perlman also currently serves as Chairman of the Steering Committee of the Healthcare Group Purchasing Industry Initiative (HGPII).
Volunteer, Charitable and Other Professional Activities
Mr. Perlman devotes a significant amount of time to both volunteer and philanthropic activities. For the past 18 years and still counting, Mr. Perlman organizes an annual Christmas dinner and clothing drive at the YMCA in Brooklyn that reaches over 2,500 homeless and sheltered individuals. Mr. Perlman serves as Co-President of the Berkshire Theatre Festival. He also served as a Board member of the White Plains Performing Arts Center from 2003 to 2006 and served on the Board and as Chairman of the PlayGroup Theatre in White Plains, New York. Mr. Perlman served on the Binghamton University Alumni Association Board of Directors from 1994 to 2003 and also served as their Vice President of Development.
From 2000 to 2006, Mr. Perlman served as a member of the Board of Directors and Financial Vice President at Larchmont Temple and is the former Chairman of their Social Action Committee. He rejoined the Board in 2008 as Chair of the Larchmont Temple Youth Committee. Mr. Perlman is also former chairman of the Shorefront Young Men's-Young Women's Hebrew Association of Brighton Beach in Brooklyn. He also serves on the Board of Northwestern University Hillel.
Mr. Perlman has been a leader in promoting diversity in health care. He serves on the Board of the National Medical Fellowships, an organization dedicated to improving the health of low-income and minority communities by increasing the representation of minority physicians, educators, researchers, policymakers, and health care administrators in the United States. He also served on the Board of the Institute for Diversity in Health Care Management for 10 years. He is the founder of the GNYHA Summer Enrichment Program where over 250 diverse students have been placed in summer internships.
Mr. Perlman is currently the Treasurer of the Board for Musicians On Call, an organization that brings music to complement the healing process for patients in health care facilities. He is on the Board of Directors of the New York Organ Donor Network, a nonprofit, federally designated organ procurement organization that serves the Greater New York metropolitan area. Mr. Perlman recently joined the national Board of Hillel and both the Northwestern University and Hunter College Hillel Boards.
Mr. Perlman has also served on the Board of the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL), 1199 Pension and Benefit Fund and FOJP Services Corporation. Board certified in healthcare management and an ACHE Fellow, Mr. Perlman served as a Board member of the American College of Healthcare Executives from years 2000 to 2004 and prior to that was a Regent in the College from years 1996 to 2000. He was the 1998 recipient of ACHE's Robert S. Hudgens Memorial Award for Young Healthcare Executive of the Year.
Mr. Perlman received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Binghamton (N.Y.) University in 1980 and his Master's degree in Business Administration from Cornell University, Sloan Program, Ithaca, N.Y in 1982.
Albina Baazov is a recent graduate with masters in social work and is currently living in NYC and working at a mental health clinic as a psychotherapist as well as at the Central Queens Y as a program assistant for the Ladders for Leaders Summer Youth Employment Program. Albina graduated Hunter College with bachelors in Hebrew Studies. During her years at Hunter College she was involved with Hunter Hillel in different capacities such as staffing 4 birthright trips and developing and leading Israel advocacy events and programs on campus. Albina is interested in working with individuals who have experienced trauma and specifically trauma recovery.
While at home raising her three children, Vivienne completed her degree to become a teacher of English as a Second Language to adults and currently teaches part-time. She has been an active volunteer in her community serving on many committees including serving as President of the Scarsdale High School PTA, Vice-President of the Parent-Teacher Council and a board member of the Scarsdale-Edgemont. Family Counseling Services. Committed to serving those less fortunate, Vivienne was co-chair of the Social Action Committee at Westchester Reform Temple and currently tutors elementary school students through a program sponsored by the Westchester Jewish Community Services. She is on the board of the Scarsdale Student Transfer Education Program where she served as chairwoman and secretary. Vivienne co-chaired Super Sunday and recently completed a term on the executive committee of the Westchester Women’s Philanthropy of UJA. It was through this connection that she became interested in Hunter College Hillel. Vivienne holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Bryn Mawr College, a Master’s degree in International Relations from The Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and a Master’s degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) from Manhattanville College. Vivienne is married to Perry Braun.
Isaac Finkle is Chief Legal Officer of Graham Capital Management, L. P. He joined Graham in May 2003 and became an Associated Person of Graham effective April 16, 2004 and a Principal on June 5, 2007. As Chief Legal Officer, he oversees the legal aspects related to the firm’s futures activities. Mr. Finkle received a J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1985, a Ph.D. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 specializing in sociological theory, and a B.A. with honors in philosophy from Haverford College in 1973. Mr. Finkle lives with his wife and children on the Upper West Side.
Stephen M. Greenberg is the founding partner of a law firm and has served as CEO of Net2Phone, Inc., IDT Spectrum, and Counsel to McElroy, Deutsch, Mulvaney & Carpenter. Stephen is a member of the Hunter Hillel Board, the National Vice Chairperson of the Hillel International Board, the Vice Chair and Treasurer of the Tel Aviv Foundation, and is a Beit Hatfutsot International Board Member.
Stephen holds a J.D. (with honors) from George Washington University and is married to Sandra L. Greenberg with three grown children and three grandchildren.
Mr. Jamner serves as an Associate Strategist (U.S. Equity Strategy) with RBC Capital Markets. From 2009 to 2014, he served in multiple roles with Bessemer Trust, including three years in the firm's Investment Strategy group. Mr. Jamner is a CFA charterholder and a member of the New York Society of Security Analysts. Mr. Jamner attend Colby College and received his B.A. in May, 2009.
Michael Hollenberg graduated Syracuse University in 2007. He currently works at JP Morgan in Prime Brokerage providing margin financing for institutional clients. In addition to serving on the Hunter Hillel Board he is also on the UJA Young Wall Street Executive Committee. In his spare time Michael enjoys rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, and performing improv comedy.
Ms. Reingold attended Hunter College from 1972-1976. She graduated summa cum laude, was a member of Phi Beta Kappa and Phi Alpha Theta (History Honors Society), and received the Thomas Hunter Award. She graduated with a B.A. and an M.A. in History, which she earned during her 4-year tenure at Hunter. Ms. Reingold majored in History, with a minor in Mathematics. She was also on the Fencing Team, with the renowned Prof. Julia Jones-Pugliese as the team's coach. Ms. Reingold earned her J.D. Degree from Hofstra University School of Law in 1979. I practiced law at Cahill Gordon & Reindel for three years and then at the New York State State Attorney General's office under Attorney General Robert Abrams for an additional 13 years. At the Attorney General's Office, she headed up the Judiciary Section of the Litigation Bureau and represented the New York State Judiciary regarding constitutional issues. She is currently at home raising three daughters.
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Robert M Seltzer is professor of history at Hunter College and the Graduate School of The City University of New York and director of the Hunter interdisciplinary program in Jewish Social Studies. He is the author of articles and reviews on Jewish historiography, on the Russian-Jewish historian and ideologist Simon Dubnow, on the history of conversion to Judaism, and other areas of Jewish intellectual and cultural history, especially the Jewish encounter with modernity. His book, Jewish People, Jewish Thought: The Jewish Experience in History (New York: Macmillan Publishing Company, 1980; second edition forthcoming), is an overview of the development of Jewish life and ideas from biblical times to the present. He is editor of Judaism: A People and Its History and Religions of Antiquity (both published by Macmillan in 1989), and co-editor of The American Judaism of Mordecai M. Kaplan (New York University Press, 1990) and The Americanization of the Jews (New York University Press, 1995). Seltzer served on the editorial board of the 16-volume Encyclopedia of Religion, was a principal consultant for the Museum of Jewish Heritage-New York Holocaust Memorial's permanent exhibit, and a topics editor for the Oxford Dictionary of the Jewish Religion. He is general editor of three publication series: "Reappraisals in Jewish Social and Intellectual History" (New York University Press), "Essential Papers in Jewish Studies" (New York University Press), and "Hunter College Occasional Papers in Jewish Studies." He was advisor for the National Educational Television series Heritage: Civilization and the Jews and consultant for the new and expanded DVD version of Heritage. He has served as chair of the Executive Committee of the Board of Delegates of the American Council of Learned Societies and is a past-president of the Association for Jewish Studies. Currently he is a member of the Board of Trustees and the Grants Committee of PEF Israel Endowment Funds and of the academic advisory board of the Jacob Rader Marcus Center of the American Jewish Archives.
Harriet Shapiro started her law career in 1974 as a Legal Services Attorney, continuing as a corporate attorney at Bristol-Myers Company for 9 years and at Empire Blue Cross and Blue Shield. In 1988, Harriet left work to raise her son and studied studio art, continuing to paint until 2014. In 2000, Harriet became a mediator and worked with the New York City Civil Court, Housing Part, and two years later was accepted to the U. S. Federal Court Panel of Mediators, Eastern District, where she is still active. She also was a docent at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for 5 years and in the docent program at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This work inspired her to enroll in Hunter College, where she received a MA in art history in 2006. Her master’s thesis, written on Juan Sanchez Cotan, is part of the FrIck Museum Reference Library’s collection.Since that time, Harriet has worked in volunteer capacities in art history and art appreciation. At the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art she archived artists’ and gallery papers, and through Artworks, she gives museum tours to public school students, and has taught at P.S. 250 in Brooklyn. Harriet has worked privately as an art historical archivist. Also, Harriet is on the UJA Networks and Capacity Building Commission. She serves on the Board of the Warren, Ct. Historical Society. She also archives papers and catalogs post war photographs at the Joint Distribution Committee and has recently worked as a housing attorney at Manhattan Legal Services. Harriet was married to Abraham Zylberberg, also a lawyer, who passed away in 2014. She is a graduate of Elmira College and the Boston University School of Law.
Klara Silverstein has served in a wide range of leadership roles on New York's Jewish community. Her past activities include member of the board of CLAL (the National Center for Learning and Leadership), serving as Chair of UJA- Federations Annual Campaign as well as the Womens Campaign and Chair of the Board of Associated YM-YWHA's of Great New York. Klara is a founding member of the Jewish Women's Foundation of New York and is currently serving as Advisory Group Vice Chair of the Executive Council of Women's Philanthropy. She is a member of the Network Commission Cabinet.
Klara currently serves as Chair of the Hunter College Foundation Baord of Trustees and is a member of the Hunter College Alumni Association Hall of Fame. Hillel at Hunter College is also one of her commitments. She has worked on behalf of New York University's School of General Studies and is a board member of NYU's Child Study center.
Klara is the wife of Larry Silverstein., mother of three and grandmother of eight.
Mr. Trager attended Ithaca College and received his B.S. in May, 2004. From 2004 to 2007, he served as a Consultant and Recruiter for Infinity Consulting Solutions. From 2007 to 2008, he was a Sales Assistant with Discovery Communications. Most recently, he served as a Development Executive for the Wall Street & Financial Services Division of the UJA-Federation of New York. Mr. Trager is currently the Associate Director of Development at Continuum Health Partners, Inc. of Beth Israel Medical Center.
Shira Weinstein - born and raised on the east side of New York, to parents, z”l who managed to escape the horrors of the holocaust from Czechoslovakia and Vienna, practiced law in New York City as well as Westchester and has specialized in the area of family law for the last thirty
In the last several years, Shira has been able to spend more time on communal activities. For the least several years the focus has been Aipac and pro Israel politics, Hunter Hillel, the FIDF , and the Museum of Jewish Heritage where she is a gallery educator (aka docent.)
Naomi Wolinsky graduated from Barnard College and Columbia University School of Public Health. She has worked for the British National Health Service, hospitals and health insurers to design and implement public health interventions in New York and London. More recently, she has consulted with nonprofits, including the Columbia Barnard Hillel, on Board Development and Strategic Planning. She became interested in Hunter Hillel through her participation in Hillel reviews as a member of the Hillel Taskforce of UJA-Federation. Ms. Wolinsky volunteers as an advocate for foster children at the Kings County Family Court.