The Norton & Elaine Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics’ Board of Directors includes practitioners from numerous relevant clinical fields, other critical professional expertise, and community representation. For information about service opportunities with our Board, please contact Eve Kleinerman.

Edward Linn, MD, Chair
Former Chair,
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology Rush Medical College

Rabbi Aaron Melman, Treasurer
Head Rabbi, Congregation Beth Shalom

Dena Levy, JD, Secretary
Reproductive Attorney, Levy Law Solutions

Joel Charrow, MD, Medical Director
Head, Division of Genetics, Birth Defects and Metabolism
Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Susan Cohen, RN, BSN
Senior Regional Manager, Fertility Source Companies

Aron Greenburg, MBA
Presence Consulting Group, Presence Health

Marty Horn, MA
Marketing Consultant

Dennis Kessler
President, Midwest Family Business Advisors

Karin G. Klein, PhD
Science Education and Professional Learning

Gershon Locker, MD
Former Senior Director, External Medical Relations, AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals

Shelly Weiss McQuaid, MS, CGC
Genetic Counselor, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago

Alan Peaceman, MD
Professor Emeritus of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Courtney Scherr, PhD
Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Sivan Schondorf, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech Language Pathologist, Midwest Integrative Therapies, LLC
Peer Support Group Leader,
Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered

Andrea Rozran Yablon
President, Diversified Health Resources, Inc.

An “ambassador” group comprised of young adults in their 20s and 30s who have a connection to the Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics from either their personal or professional lives. Associate Board members assist in planning new, innovative and exciting programming to help reach their peers with information about Jewish genetics. If you are interested in joining our Associate Board, please contact Sydney Lewis.

Becca Lustig, MA, Co-Chair

Brandon Poticha, Co-Chair

Hallie Margolin, Membership and Recruitment Chair

Jessica Bank, Events Chair

Rachel Goldberger, MPH, MSW, CHES, Education Chair

Matthew Davidman, Marketing and Communication Chair

Elisha Friedman, RN, MPH

Leah Frydman, LCSW

Sonia Ehrlich, MS, CGC

Molli Goodman

Haley Fuoco, MS, CGC

Mady Katz, MS, CGC

Jesse Berkson

Ariella Reiter

Isabella Holland, MS, CGC

Ilana Baker

Jamie Frankel, MPH

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