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Denver Board Members:
Tamara is a Denver native whose passions include community engagement, art, and health. Tamara graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Colorado in 2010 with a degree in communication. After graduation, Tamara spent seven years working in public relations and corporate social responsibility at Comcast. Currently, Tamara is director of communications and Engagement at BMH-BJ. She is also a blogger for Empowered Nutrition, where she shares her nutrition and fitness journey. In her spare time, Tamara enjoys craft projects (with her dog cuddled up beside her), workout classes, exploring Denver with her friends, and cheering on sports teams with her family. Tamara’s goals involve tuning in to her passions to create a well-rounded life where she can have a fulfilling career, a healthy lifestyle, strong relationships, and make a difference in her community.
Cheris Kline Berlinberg
Cheris Kline Berlinberg works as a manager of consulting services for Cognizant Technology Services in the Healthcare division. She graduated from the University of Colorado at Boulder with a bachelor’s degree in Spanish for professionals and business management. While working full-time, Cheris completed her master of science degree in healthcare administration from St. Joseph’s University. Presently, she is pursuing an executive doctor of science in healthcare leadership degree (DSc) from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Along with being involved with JWI, Cheris is on the board of directors for Rocky Mountain Feline Rescue, part of the GIFT Fellowship through The Jewish Experience, and involved politically. She is a fifth-generation Colorado native.
Rebecca is a speaker, writer, connector, and Marketing Manager at Salesforce. She founded an award-winning blog, TheRebeccammendations®, in 2009, and a marketing consulting company for small businesses, startups, and nonprofits at the age of 26, when she was named a Rising Star finalist in the Austin Business Journal's Women of Influence awards. Rebecca has shared her career development, personal branding, and marketing insights for companies, classrooms, and conferences including Salesforce, DePaul and Loyola Universities, Startup Institute Chicago, BlogHer, and YearUp. Over her 12+ year marketing career, Rebecca has navigated several career changes, interview cycles, and connected with thought leaders using her 5 steps to building giving relationships: The Knock Method℠. Her book is in the works! Rebecca lives in Denver with her adored husband and loves entertaining at home, hiking, yoga, traveling, and bringing people together create ways to connect and develop community.
Eve Lowinger is a Denver native who has been living out of state for the past 10 years. Currently, Eve works as a social worker at Jewish Family Services of Colorado in the Senior Solutions Department, working with seniors to support them aging independently. Eve received her master’s degree in social work from the University of Southern California and is working toward her clinical licensure. Eve is involved as a Moishe House alumnus, serving in their ambassadors circle program. In her spare time, Eve enjoys spending quality time with family and friends preferably outside in beautiful Colorado.
Tracey grew up in Long Island, N.Y. and went to school at the University of Colorado, Boulder. After graduating she made Denver her permanent home, where she is a marketing professional specializing in growing and developing new business. Following her passions, Tracey has spent her time volunteering with disabled horseback riding groups and working with local community gardens. Tracey has always had an passion for her Jewish roots from her involvement in temple youth group to her currently work with different Denver Jewish organizations. In her free time, Tracey enjoys exploring new cities and restaurant, reading, hiking, puzzles, meeting new dogs and spending time with family and friends.
Meryl Suissa (Wolff) is a Colorado native who has also lived in West Hollywood, Calif., and Nashville Tenn. She attended Colorado Academy, Colorado College briefly, and CU Boulder, where she studied sociology, Spanish and was on the pre-med track. She currently works as a physician assistant and organizer extraordinaire and is the owner of Organized Spaces. She is married to André Suissa and they are happy to be YAD ambassadors this year. She is a member of the YAD executive board and looks forward to more involvement in the Jewish community through JWI. Meryl loves skiing, rock climbing, hiking, mountain biking, Crested Butte wildflower exploring, and traveling as much as possible. She loves anything having to do with hosting and party planning and Passover is her biggest annual Jewish event in memory of her Bubbe’s tradition that “all who need a place to eat are welcome.”
Born and raised in the foothills of Colorado, Brandi was drawn to collaborating with others at an early age. She began her childhood career in musical theatre at age 4 and has continued to perform in local community productions. Soon after graduating from the University of Southern California with concentrations in theatre and international relations, Brandi began working in writing, sales, PR + marketing. When she's not thoroughly enjoying the culmination of her career skills - in real estate - Brandi loves hiking, karaoke, experiencing new restaurants, and contributing to causes close to her heart, such as animal welfare and human rights. Brandi is absolutely thrilled to give back to her community through the Denver Young Women's Leadership Network and is honored to be a part of such an amazing board of women.
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Each board member will serve from September to October of the following year (a full year with one month for transitions) and then has the option to reapply. Board members will be selected by JWI staff.
Each board member will be responsible for chairing at least two events per year.
Each board member will be responsible for outreach and should bring at least two people to each event.
We frequently email to brainstorm, discuss events, organize, and discuss outreach, etc. Each board member must be comfortable with maintaining input on these chains as they are the main form of communication.
Board members are to attend at least 75% of all board events throughout the year.
We will have a board meeting once every month - each board member is expected to attend unless there is an extenuating circumstance.
Each board member will pay a $180 fee in order to be on the YWLN board.
Each board member must be a member of JWI's YWLN and in good standing for the entirety of her term.