Tell us a little about yourself.
I am 42 years old, vision impaired and a mother to my 13-year-old son, Adam. I am divorced, but in a wonderful and fulfilling relationship for the last five years. Family as well as friends are very important to me. Before losing my vision, I worked at our family salon and spa. I was a hairstylist and makeup artist with a large following. After losing my vision, I wasn't able to continue in my profession and soon developed a line of hair fragrances called Mane Intentions. In 2015, I returned back to school and became a certified professional coach. I began a practice called LyfeTrac. I have always loved helping others, whether it is on the inside or out. Being a life coach is very rewarding!
How did you get involved with Hadassah?
I became involved in Hadassah back in 2008. I had gone to a membership opener with a few friends and instantly felt the connection. It was a great event and I joined immediately.
What is it about Hadassah that resonates with you?
Aside from the wonderful connections and friendships I made through Hadassah, I am most connected to the findings that are generated from medical research on many diseases and health conditions.
Share something you would like people to know about you
What I would like people to know about me is that through all of my life experiences, I have found it within myself to persevere. Negativity gets us nowhere and I believe in the power of a positive attitude. It's never too late to reinvent yourself!
Previous Members of the Month
"Her grandmother made her a life member at birth."
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Los Angeles, CA
"She gives much of her energy to repairing the world."
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"Hadassah has taught me to be a stronger advocate for Israel, Zionism and Jewish values."
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"Sarrah works with a technology start-up company, building global strategic partnerships."
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"Rather than just an organization, Hadassah is like family."
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"I chose Hadassah because its main focus is Israel."
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"She finds it incredibly important to give back to the community she was raised in."
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Las Vegas, NV
“Board certified pediatrician passionate about Hadassah.”
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“I owe much to Hadassah, including meeting my husband.”
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Paula M. Schiff
Walnut Creek, CA
"Along with my wonderful Hadassah members, I have presented three Israel advocacy programs."
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"Melissa founded the “Leorah” chapter."
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Maxine, Rochelle and Alana Schube
"Our goal in coming forward with our story is to show that breast cancer doesn’t care how old you are."
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Martha Jo Katz
"For 18 years she worked a model."
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"I love being part of a group where I feel a true kinship to the other members."
Find out more about Lori Reszutek›
San Diego, CA
“From the beginning, I have been impressed that Hadassah is almost completely volunteer driven.”
Find out more about Lori Good›
“I love that Hadassah is this amazing organization for Israel, about Israel, in Israel.”
Find out more about Leslie Gonzalez›
"Katie hopes one day to help her daughter become a Young Woman of Hadassah."
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"I am proudest of the cutting-edge medical research done at Hadassah, including research on treating ALS, cystic fibrosis, heart stents, stem cell therapy and more"
Find out more about Judi Babcock›
"Holly has spent most of her career doing communications and PR for nonprofit groups."
Find out more about Holly Seltzer›
“Hadassah supports everything I feel strongly about.”
Find out more about Helene Schilian›