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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.
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.
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.
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.
Rachael Greenberg received bachelor's degrees in sociology and communications from the University of Colorado, Boulder, and a master's in international intercultural communications from Denver University. From 2011 - 2014, Rachael managed the Tourism Bureau of Denver "VISIT DENVER" account, CU Nursing, Anschutz Foundation, The Thacher School and supervised the corporate intern program for the Karsh Hagan advertising agency, before stepping into a new industry and a new environment at KPMG, where she has worked for two years. Rachael is very involved in her community. She is a mentor through Minds Matter Denver and is an assistant lacrosse coach for non-profit team City Lax. In 2011, Rachael and her two brothers created a financial-needs based, academic scholarship for the University of Colorado, Boulder. She currently sits on the Arts & Science Advisory Council for the University of Colorado and the Student Development Committee for Denver University. When Rachael is not busy working, she enjoys yoga, bike riding, the creative arts, delicious food and enjoying the Colorado sunshine.
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.
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.
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.
Leorah Young grew up on Toronto, Ontario and moved to Boulder, Colorado during high school. After earning her degree in Theater and Film at Emerson College in Boston, she later received her MS from New York University in Hospitality. Leorah currently works for Sage Hospitality in Event Sales, specializing on social events and catering. In 2014, it became very important to her to re-connect to the Jewish Community and began her involvement with the Anti-Defamation League and JEWISHColorado. In her free time, Leorah loves to dine out, drink wine, watch movies, and spend time with her friends and family.
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 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.
- Each board member must be a member of JWI's YWLN and in good standing for the entirety of her term.