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

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

Elisha Friedman, RN, MPH

Leah Frydman, LCSW

Sonia Ehrlich, MS, CGC

Molli Goodman

Haley Fuoco, MS, CGC

Jesse Berkson

Jamie Frankel, MPH

The Sarnoff Center for Jewish Genetics gratefully acknowledges the contributions of past Board members, and members of our former Advisory Board. We know that many of the people on this list continue to serve as great ambassadors for the Sarnoff Center and its work.

Nancy Block

Kelly Bontempo, MS

Barbara Borden

Laurie Borden

Marilyn Allswang Eisenberg, MSW

Nanette Elster, JD

Emily Engel

Beth Fenton, RN

Lynn Fleisher, JD, PhD

Joel Frader, MD

Alan Genender

Deborah Green

Dan Greenberg, Esq.

Allen Horowitz, MD, PhD

Laurence Jacobs, MD

Peter Hulick, MD

David Jacobson

Jami Josefson, MD

Arthur Kessler

Sigal Klipstein, MD

Sarah Leibov

Arielle Levitan, MD

Susan Loeb, JD

Sara Segal Loevy, DrPH

Julie Maeir

Rabbi Pam Mandel

Rebekah Noven

Stephanie Ross, PhD

Rabbi David Russo

Jillian Segal

Loren Schechter, MD

Lee P. Shulman, MD

Susan Sirota, MD

Ardis Sophian

Steven Tovian, PhD

Lydia Usha, MD

Marion Verp, MD

Yosef Walder, MD, PhD

Michelle Wasserman, PhD

Scott Weissman, MS, CGC

Pat Yuzawa-Rubin

Lois Zoller

Laurie Zoloth, PhD

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