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Denver Board Members:
Alyce Blum, certified professional networking coach and consultant, believes that when people know how to build strong connections and maintain relationships, they afford themselves and every one around them more opportunities. When people know what they want and need they ultimately feel more confident and thus can build the foundation for effective professional and personal networks. As a certified, professional networking coach and consultant, Alyce merges traditional coaching methods with soft skills to help empower people so they can learn how to create strong connections, lead a meaningful career and live a purposeful life.
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 proud Coloradan with a passion for politics, advocacy, and community. Prior to joining the American Heart Association as the Director of Government Relations for Colorado, Rebecca served as the Program Manager for Community Partnerships in the Office of Governor John Hickenlooper. Previously, Rebecca managed advocacy efforts for the American Jewish Committee in Washington, D.C. and worked in New Hampshire on President Obama's 2012 campaign. She currently sits on the Biennial of the America's NexGen Committee and is a graduate of the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce's Impact Denver program. Rebecca is a graduate of the University of Colorado, Boulder.
Adriane Greenberg graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, receiving her bachelor of science degree in business administration. She started her career at CallSource as the manager of advisory services for the multifamily industry. Adriane currently serves on the Jewish Women’s Philanthropy Committee for JEWISHcolorado and on the executive committee for YAD, volunteers on the Shwayder Camp Committee, and is an ambassador for Temple Sinai Preschool. She is the co-chair of the JEWISHcolorado’s YAD Family Shabbat Program, in which she played a vital role in the success, fundraising and development. Adriane is receiving the Charlotte B. Tucker young leadership award at JEWISHcolorado’s annual meeting. Adriane is currently a business manager for a communications company and enjoys spending time with her husband and two children.
Lia Korn grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area, specifically in Oakland. After graduating from high school, she moved to Boulder, Colorado where she graduated with a degree in Speech Language and Hearing Sciences. Lia served on the Hillel student board, and cofounded Students for Israel and Challah for Hunger on CU Boulder’s campus. For the last year or so, Lia has been volunteering with the B’nai Brith Youth Organization (BBYO) as an advisor (teen mentor) working with Jewish youth in the Denver area. After working for years with children on the autism spectrum, he is currently back in school for occupational therapy with plans to further her work with individuals on the autism spectrum.
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.
Coming from New York, Perri Polasek visited Colorado to run the Bolder Boulder and decided to make the state her home. She attended CU and graduated with a degree in psychology and elementary education. After teaching fourth grade for five years, she has found another way to positively impact people's lives. Currently, Perri is recruiting for production and manufacturing companies and working toward her master's degree in organizational leadership and human resource management. Through her studies, she has found that effective organizations come from inspiring people - which is why she is thrilled to be part of a strong organization like the Young Women's Leadership Network that helps inspire women every day. Additionally, she has been a volunteer coach for Girls on the Run, which helps to empower young girls while promoting positive self-image, health, and confidence.
Carly Freedman is the deputy director of communications for the Israel on Campus Coalition. Previously, Carly worked at Schrayer & Associates, Inc., a political consulting firm specializing in national advocacy campaigns and strategic communications. Having recently moved from Washington, D.C., Carly is thrilled to be immersing herself in the Denver Jewish community and the larger Denver community. She particularly loves taking advantage of Colorado’s great outdoors! Carly grew up in Milwaukee, Wisc., and earned her bachelor’s degree in international affairs from The George Washington University.
Rachel is a development and advocacy professional currently serving as a consultant. She also teaches barre fitness classes. Previously, Rachel worked for international affairs organizations including AIPAC and the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition. She spent several years working in Washington, D.C. before moving back to her native Colorado. She is a member of the Young Professional Board of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. Rachel attended school at the University of Colorado, Boulder where she received a degree in political science and religious studies.
A fourth generation Denver native, Jess is an avid skier, cyclist, and hiker and truly loves living her best life in this amazing state! As such, she hasn’t drifted far from home, having received her undergraduate degree at the University of Denver and her M.B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Professionally, Jess works in brand management at Danone North America, where she manages the International Delight coffee creamer brand. Women’s rights, empowerment, and community are all passion points for Jess. In addition to her work with JWI, she serves as co-president of Danone’s women’s resource group, LIFT (Leading and Inspiring Female Talent), and is also active in the consumer goods industry group NEW (Network of Executive Women). Jess credits her time as a cohort member and now alumni council member of Roots & Branches through the Rose Community Foundation with reinvigorating her adult Jewish journey. Fun fact: Jess has a life goal to collect more stamps in each progressive passport – she’s currently at 25 countries and counting!
Rachael Thompson graduated from the University of Colorado, Boulder, receiving her bachelor of science degree in business administration, with an emphasis in marketing and certificates in entrepreneurship and real estate. Since December 2015, Rachael has worked for Sterling-Rice Group (SRG), a Boulder-based brand strategy, innovation, and communications firm, as an assistant account manager & junior producer. In her role, she manages projects with both the client and the internal teams, ensuring the work gets done correctly and on time, from the conception of an idea to the final deliverable. For the last four years, Rachael has volunteered with the B'nai B'rith Youth Organization (BBYO) as a chapter advisor, helping Jewish teens find their Jewish identity through leadership development and community service. Rachael loves to ski, travel, and dance. She also enjoys watching movies, eating and cooking delicious food, and spending time with her family and friends.
Amy Weiner moved to Denver from New York City, where she graduated Summa Cum Laude from NYU in 2014. She puts her degree in dramatic literature and cinema studies to good use as the director of festivals for the Mizel Arts and Culture Center (MACC) at the JCC Denver, where she runs the annual Denver Jewish Film and JAAMM (Jewish Arts, Authors, Movies and Music) Festivals. She previously worked and reviewed content for Rooftop Films’ Summer Series in Brooklyn and the Hamptons International Film Festival, and is a reader for the Athena List, a competition for new screenplays highlighting women in leadership through Barnard College's Athena Film Festival. Once the chief allergen specialist providing customer service and product knowledge for a NY-based nut-free bakery, she now spends most of her free time in her kitchen creating her own allergen-friendly noms. Originally from South Florida, she is profoundly appreciative of Colorado's mountains and dry weather.
Apply here to join the Denver Network board!
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.