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Welcome to Our Newest Board Members

The Hadassah Foundation is delighted to welcome five accomplished women to its board of directors: Amy Berler of San Francisco, CA; Edith Ginsberg of Demarest, NJ; Susan Glicksberg of Issaquah, WA; Michelle Krasner of Lake Worth, FL; and Negar Treister of Brooklyn, NY.

Amy Berler (top left) is a 30-year resident of San Francisco with community interests in Jewish learning and culture, women’s rights and gender equity, and regional environmental issues. For the past 11 years she has participated in Jewish women’s giving circles in the Bay Area – first as a founding member and three-year Chair of the (now closed) San Francisco Federation Women’s Fund, and currently as a founding member of the three-year-old successor fund Propel.

Edith Ginsberg (bottom left) recently retired as a Managing Director and Senior Human Resources Officer for Citi’s Global Functions and Enterprise Operations & Technology organizations. Edith joined Citi in 1981 and over her career held a number of senior HR roles at Citi including: Senior Human Resources officer for Citibank, National Association (CBNA), Head of HR for the Global Cash Management Division, and HR executive for the Northeast Division of the U.S. Consumer Bank. She has served on the Board of Girls Inc. of New York City and also previously served on the Apollo Theater, EmpowerHer Steering Committee .

Susan Glicksberg (top right) is a current national board member of Hadassah, The Women’s Zionist Organization of America (HWZOA) and is on its national grassroots advocacy team. A past president of HWZOA’s Pacific Northwest region, she also serves on the leadership team of a local chapter of a national political organization. Susan is retired from a 30-year career at the Boeing Company, where she was a materials engineer. While at Boeing, she mentored women and as a manager, recruited women into the engineering ranks. She served as a scholarship application reviewer for her local chapter of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE).

Michelle Krasner (bottom center) an HWZOA volunteer for more than 25 years, has served on its National Assembly, as President of its Southern New Jersey region, and in various other leadership roles. A social worker, she worked at Freehold High School in Freehold, NJ for almost three decades, where her duties included creating and leading annual staff trainings, performing mental health and special education assessments, and providing individual and group counseling.

Negar Treister (bottom right)is an editor and writer with over 15 years of experience working on issues in international affairs and finance. Most recently, she worked as an editor at the Economist Intelligence Unit where she worked on reports on the regulatory environments of 56 countries. She has contributed to work at Gallup, Bloomberg Press, and the United Nations Development Programme.

Board members of the Hadassah Foundation serve up to three two-year terms, and when they step down they join the Foundation’s community of more than 70 board alumnae. The Foundation, which was established by HWZOA in 1998, enjoys a close relationship with HWZOA but is a separate nonprofit organization and does not fund HWZOA. One-third of the Foundation’s board members are among HWZOA’s national leadership.

See a list of all Foundation board members and alumnae here.

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