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New York Board Members:
Nicole is originally from Philadelphia, PA. She graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with majors in Anthropology and Marketing, and a minor in Psychology. After graduation, Nicole moved to Madison, Wisconsin where she worked at Epic implementing healthcare software. A lifelong lover of NYC, she moved to New York in 2016. She now works at Mediaocean as a Senior Project Manager for software implementations. Nicole loves traveling, live theater, and is a major foodie. She is very excited to be a part of the YWLN New York Board!
Lisa Feierman may have grown up in a sunny Southern Californian beach town, but she been perfectly at home since she became an NYC transplant four years ago. She graduated from the University if California, Berkeley (Go Bears!), where she studied media studies and public policy. She is an editor at Apple News, previously worked at NBC, and curates her own weekly email good-newsletter, Rose-Colored Roundup, which highlights the uplifting news stories we tend to miss these days. She is thrilled to be a part of the New York board after two wonderful years of being a member of the YWLN.
Suzanne Greene graduated from Binghamton University with a degree in Political Science. Suzanne is the Manager of Strategic Partnerships and Operations at BASE, a non-profit organization that empowers Rabbis and their partners to create vibrant, inclusive, pluralistic Jewish community through programming out of their homes. Suzanne also resides in a Moishe House in the West Village, where she volunteers her time towards similar ends. After starting her career at AIPAC, Suzanne worked in political fundraising and consulting. In her free time, she enjoys training in Krav Maga, listening to podcasts, and making use of her New York Public Library card.
Lila Greenberg is the Southern Connecticut Associate Director at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) in New York. She previously served on JWI's Young Women's Leadership Network board in Washington DC and is excited to be re-joining the board here in the city. Lila attended the university of Wisconsin – Madison where she received her B.A. in Political Science. She is originally from St. Louis Missouri.
Sofie Jacobs is from the D.C. suburbs and has recently graduated from the University of Michigan, where she earned her B.A. in English language and literature with a minor in American culture. At Michigan, Jacobs was the president of her sorority, Chi Omega, and a writer for Michigan’s premiere satirical newspaper, The Every Three Weekly. She is the co-author of the bestselling series Just Between Us (Chronicle Books), and recently graduated from Columbia University’s Publishing Course. She just began her first job as an assistant at International Creative Management (ICM).
Amanda Paul is honored to serve as president of JWI's Young Women's Leadership Network in New York and to represent the Network on JWI's board of trustees. She is a licensed real estate salesperson at Benjamin Rose Real Estate. Amanda recently worked on a Top 5 team at Douglas Elliman as a sales and rental agent while she was the junior sales associate on DEDM's project, Madison Square Park Tower. Amanda serves on the Young Professionals Committee for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation, is a co-chair for the FIDF Young Leadership Gala, a co-founder of Open Source Shabbat, a member of AIPAC YL, and on the UJA Federation Generosity Host Committee. She previously ran events and alumni engagement for Fuel for Truth and was a co-chair for the Children's Hearing Institute Young Professionals Committee. Amanda hails from the sunshine state and is a graduate of Florida State University, with degrees in creative writing and hospitality. She founded Alpha Phi at FSU, raising over $100,000 for Women's Heart Health.
Eryn Morgenlander grew up in New York, and graduated from the University of Florida where she studied Economics, Leadership, and all things Gator Athletics. After college, she moved back to NY to start a career in Finance. For the past year, Eryn has been volunteering as a BBYO (B’nai Brith Youth Organization) chapter advisor in Westchester. When Eryn isn’t busy working and staffing BBYO events, you can find her on the soccer field or a spin bike. She also loves all things food, wine, and travel!
Shira Solomon grew up in Cherry Hill, NJ and graduated from the George Washington University in Washington, DC where she studied Business Administration. She currently works as a financial planner at Macy's for the sleepwear division, and before that, she worked in women's shoes! Shira found out about JWI through her sorority, Sigma Delta Tau, which she is still very involved with today. She is a chapter advisor and a recruitment coordinator and loves traveling to different schools and getting to meet and work with all of the young women in the chapter.
Lindsey Wagner is a business strategy consultant at a New York City government relations firm. Her goal is to create impactful and inclusive connections and opportunities for players across industries. Before starting her current role, she was a political fellow in Washington, D.C. working on nutrition and food policy for Save the Children. Her background in health advocacy campaigns has led her to focus on individual health in the workplace, and the overall impact on the growth and synergy of employees. Currently, she co-leads an initiative in her office focusing on culture and wellness of the workplace. Infusing her training as a 200-hour yoga teacher, she helps drive mindful growth and sustainable change. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2017 with a double major in strategic communications and political science with a focus on global health and policy.
Sara Witkow, originally from Denver, is a graduate of the University of Colorado with a degree in Political Science and Tel Aviv University with an M.A. in security and diplomacy studies. She is the senior associate of donor relations at American Jewish Committee, often referred to as the State Department of the Jewish people. Sara has lived and worked in NYC since 2016. She is a volunteer advisor with B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) in their Manhattan region. She enjoys spending her free time exploring the city, cooking, skiing, and spending time with friends and family.
Jordan Zall is a Colorado native who graduated from USC in Los Angeles and made the bold decision to move to New York City. She currently works at Hearst as the digital account manager lead for Cosmopolitan, Women's Health, and Seventeen magazines. While navigating her career path in NYC, she strives every day to balance work, personal life, and giving back to the community, and is always looking for ways to do more. She hopes that during her time on the JWI board she can inspire positive career and personal growth for other women who encounter this organization, just as it has helped her in many ways.
Apply here to join the New York Network board!
Applications close Friday, April 5th.
Each board member will serve from March to April 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 other 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 (Sustainer membership).
Each board member must be a member of JWI's YWLN and in good standing for the entirety of her term.