National Officers

All Officers Are Members of the National Board and the Executive Committee.

Treasurer
Michelle Hubertus

Past National Presidents
Carmela E. Kalmanson
Bonnie Lipton
Marlene E. Post
Nancy Falchuk
Marcie Natan
Ellen Hershkin

National Board Members

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Members
Liz Alpert
Haidi Appel
Stephanie Z Bonder
Aileen Bormel
Lisa Davidson
Sheila Derman
Tracey Drayer
Peg Elefant
Rena Feuerstein
Zandra Goldberg
Linda Goldstein
Dianne Gottlieb
Haren Haber
Lynda Heyman
Roz Kantor
Marlene Kaplan
Viviane Kovacs
Valerie Lowenstein
Dr. Stacey Maslow
Susan Moye
Carol Rosenthal
Michele Rubin
Jill Sapperstein
Roni Schwartz
Shelley Sherman
Barbara Shurberg
Diane Sigel
Sharon Sisselsky
Kacy Spivack
Anastasia Torres-Gil
Laurie Werner
Elaine Winograd
Deborah Wiskind

Third Year Presidents
Marla Kameny
Fran Heicklin
Leslie Deman
Kathy Kerstein

Second Year Presidents
Geri Lipschitz
Michelle Conwisar
JoAnne Shapiro

First Year Presidents
Francine Ephraim
Bobbi Prager

National Portfolio Council

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Beth Saltzman Aaronson
Renee Albert
Liz Alpert
Lynn Altshuler
Amy Applebaum
Miriam Aron
Marion Aronheim
Sara Aronson
Joan Astor
Joyce Backman
Joan Baron
Rachel Baum
Sue Beller
Phyllis Berlow
Esther Yelen Berman
Stacy Berman
Elaine Binder
Gail Black
Linda Freedman Block
Nancy Bluth
Stephanie Bonder
Bonnie Boring
Pennie Branden
Laura Brandspiegel
Dorothy Bucksbaum
Sharon Cadoff
Caren Caplan
Randi Cohen Coblenz
Ruth G. Cole
Jody Comins
Kindra Cooper
Lisa Davidson
Lynn Davidson
Rhoda Dombchik
Madelyn Donoff
Stacey Dorenfeld
Tracey Drayer
Rochelle Edelman
Sandy Einberg
Ann Eisenberg
Marsha Eisenberg
Luisa Ellenbogen
Joan Chernoff Epstein
Judy Erdheim
Karen Ezrine
Sherri Ades Falchuk
Teree Farbstein
Carol Fein
Karen Feit
Frances Feldman
Elise Feldscher
Barbara Fleischer
Joan Florsheim
Elizabeth L. Fox
Rachel Freedman
Ruth Ann Freedman
Connie Cirillo Freeman
Debbie Friedman
Irene Friedman
Leslie Gaffin
Dorothy Ganz
Doris Geller
Susan Glicksberg
Lynn Gold-Benjamin
Michelle Goldberg
Dawn Goldstein
Linda Goldstein
Jill Goldstone
Dianne Gottlieb
Rita Gottlieb
Sophie Gottlieb
Adele Greenblatt
Carole Greenfield
Ruth Grossberg
Rae Gurewitsch
Ruth Gursky
Haren Haber
Linda Hakerem
Phyllis Harstein
Jill Hershbein
Kathryn Hess
Leslie Hickey
Roz Holberg
Barbara Horwitz
Diane Issenberg
Jane Jacobson
Beatrice Johnson
Dorrie Kahn
Roz Kantor
Dana Kapustin
Ann Karty
Carol Goodman Kaufman

Sherryl Kaufman
Stacey Keen
Sharon Kelson
Sandra King
Josie Kivort
Sally Kleinman
Janet Klein-Young
Viviane Kovacs
Rebecca Krasnegor
Michelle Krasner
Susan Lafer
Joyce Laiter
Dorothy Lasensky
Rickie Leiter
Patricia Levinson
Judith Levitsky
Anita Levy
Dina Lipschultz
Malia Litman
Rita Lourie
Anne Lowe
Valerie Lowenstein
Karen Lustig
Sheila Macks
Randa Maher
Judith Mann
Dale Marcus
Fern Marks
Ellen Masters
Debra Mazon
Sue Mizrahi
Julie Morris
Gail Moskowitz
Mindy Nagorsky
Luisa Narins
Melanie Nasberg
Soraya Nazarian
Louis Numkin (National Associates President)
Jane Nyce
Carol Ogusky
Cathy Olswing
Judy Padolf
Judith L. Palkovitz
Esther Panitch
Rochelle Parker
Emily Pinchuk
Carolyn Plessner
Sue Polansky
Hanna Pollack
Barbara Raben
Joyce Rabin
Ada Rabinowitz
Sonia Raizes
Lonye Rasch
Marlene Rosenthal
Carol Rotenberg
Michele Rubin
Joan Walder Sacarob
Alecia Sachs
Tamar Sadeh
Rhonda Saunders
Judith Saxe
Barbara Scheinberg
Maureen Schulman
Betty Shapiro
Rita Shapiro
Judy Shereck
Susan Musicant Shikora
Sarene Silver
Natalie Silverman
Judith Silversmith
Belle Simon
Amy Solomon
Barbara Spack
Kacy Spivack
Tema Sternberg
Jane Strom
Fern Tannenbaum
Diane Taub
Iris Tishkoff
Melanie Topper
Rosalyn Tuton
Roselle Ungar
Ruthanne Warnick
Dana Waxler
Marcia Weller
Laurie Werner
Nancy Wiadro
Deborah Wiskind
Ruth Zimbler

Region Presidents & Coordinators

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Hadassah Boston: Leslie Gonzalez
Hadassah Brooklyn Coordinators: Adriane Adam, Shelli Feldman, Ethel Gold
Hadassah Central Pacific Coast: Leslie Deman
Hadassah Chicago-North Shore: Francine Ephraim
Hadassah Connecticut: Alana Fodeman
Hadassah Desert-Mountain: Renee Sidman
Hadassah Florida Atlantic: Bobbi Prager
Hadassah Florida Broward: Lois Berkson
Hadassah Florida Central: Andrea Holper
Hadassah Great Plains: Elaine Silver
Hadassah Greater Baltimore: Barbara Fink / Barbara Black
Hadassah Greater Detroit: Fran Heicklen
Hadassah Greater Miami: Adrian Fischer
Hadassah Greater Philadelphia: Randi Freeman
Hadassah Greater Southwest: Sandra Smith
Hadassah Greater Washington: Ilene Schneider

Hadassah Lower New York State: Susan Fishman
Hadassah Nassau: Rachel Rosen
Hadassah New York: Peggy Moss
Hadassah Northern New England: Kathy Kerstein
Hadassah Northern New Jersey: Geri Lipschitz
Hadassah Pacific Northwest: Tami Rabin
Hadassah Southeastern: Michele Weiner-Merbaum
Hadassah Southern: Marla Kameny
Hadassah Southern California: Michelle Conwisar
Hadassah Southern New England: Judy Goldman / Stephanie Marks Plotkin
Hadassah Southern New Jersey: Carol Charen
Hadassah Southern Seaboard: Aliza Bricklin
Hadassah Suffolk: JoAnne Shapiro
Hadassah Upper Midwest Coordinators: Marsha Eisenberg and Sarene Silver
Hadassah Westchester Chair: Rachel Freedman

Honorary Council

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Chris Adler
Sandra Alfonsi
Gerry Sue Arnold
Wendy Backelman
Claire Baer
Elaine Baker
Phyllis Berlas
Bettye Berlin
Rhoda Bernstein
Freda Brode
Judith R. Clements
Gail Cohen
Karen Dannin
Roberta M. Ebert
Elaine H. Ellish
Barbara Extein
Linda Elfmon Fleishman
Arlene Freedman
Rae G. Gelfand
Norma Gindes
Rae M. Ginsburg
Carol Goldsmith
Sandra Goldstein
Anna E. Greenberg
Doris Greenberg
Janice Greenwald
Betty Rapoport Hamburger
Ruth Hendelman
Sylvia Herman
Marjorie G. Housen
Ruth B Hurwitz
Sharon Jacobson
Paula Jarnicki
Leah-Dee Kahn
Helene Karpa
Eddysse Kessler
Joyce C. Kitey
Bea Klein
Bobbee Slotsky Kramer
Sheila Lebowitz
Barbara Levin

Marilyn Levine
Gail Lieb
Bobbie Limor
Seema Liston
Lee Lobel-Zwang
Ellyn Lyons
Susan Mark
Dovie Melnick
Linda Minkes
Deborah Minkoff
Linda Glesser Morris
Miffie Nagorsky
Helaine Ohayon
Barbara Pailet
Joy E. Pollock, Esq
Leah Reicin
Renee Resnik
Corinne Ravel Retchin
Roz Rosen
Benita Ross
Barbara Sabin
Lisl Schick
Sharon Schneider
Sima Schuster
Elaine M. Senter
Rhesa E. Shapiro
Deborah Shendelman
Nancy Shuman
Jacqueline Silverberg
Annette Sondock
Ceil Stern
Judith Swartz
Barbara Topol
Karen Venezky
Susan Weinberg
Helen Weinberg
Mona Wood
Susan Yorke
Susan Zimmerman
Jane Zolot
Theda Zuckerman

Rhoda Smolow

Hadassah National President

Rhoda Smolow is the 27th National President of Hadassah. She is honored by the trust, faith and support the volunteers around the country have bestowed on her!  She began her term on January 1, 2020, after having served as the Hadassah National Secretary. She previously served as a National Vice President and National Organization Department Chair and Presidential Development Co-Chair. Rhoda is also honored to be a Hadassah Representative to the AZM-The American Zionist Movement, The Jewish Agency for Israel, The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations and the World Zionist Organization.

Rhoda is a Past President of Hadassah Nassau and held many positions on the Nassau Region Board. Prior to that she held the position of Great Neck Chapter Co-President. Rhoda’s first trip to Israel as a teen ignited her passion for Israel. She has been to Israel 12 times, 10 of her trips have been with Hadassah.

Rhoda graduated from Washington University with a BA in education and psychology. She went on to the University of Pennsylvania to get her Masters to become a reading specialist.

Carol Ann Schwartz

National Secretary

Carol Ann Schwartz presently serves as Hadassah National Secretary and on the Executive Committee. Previously, Carol Ann has served as the Hadassah 2016 National Convention Chair in Atlanta, National Social Media Chair, National Presidential Development Co-Chair, President of Hadassah Central States and the Cincinnati Chapter; Carol Ann is an Advocacy Training Specialist through the former Washington Action Office. She was selected as a participant for the 2nd Young Leaders Mission to Israel and was a recipient of the Presidents’ Award. Carol Ann became involved with Hadassah because “I could tell the organization was doing something important — women’s health education, medical research, children-at-risk — and I could personally make a difference”. Carol Ann and her husband Michael are members of the Society of Major Donors as well as Keepers of the Gate. In addition to her national position with Hadassah, Carol Ann is the Executive Vice President of The Morris Investment Company.

Michelle Hubertus

National Treasurer

Michelle Hubertus is Hadassah's National Treasurer, serves on the Executive Committee and is a Director of Hadassah International, LTD.  Previously, Michelle has served as a Henrietta Szold member of the National Board, Hadassah Leadership Fellow, Northern New Jersey Region Membership Coordinator, Millburn Short Hills Chapter President, and served on numerous committees. Professionally, Michelle is a senior risk and capital management executive with over 25 years of experience successfully leading risk management, data governance, regulatory, and systems teams overseeing change initiatives at multiple global, systemically-important banks. Michelle holds a BA in economics and international affairs from Lafayette College and earned an MBA in finance from the Stern School of Business at New York University. Michelle and her husband Jim are Hadassah Founders and proud parents of three resilient children.

Janet Hand Deixler

National Vice President

Janet was a member of the Portfolio Council and the last Region President of the former Hadassah Upper Mid-Atlantic region, where she held several positions including Vice President, Annual Giving and Treasurer. She served as the Hadassah Northeast Co-Chair of a Leadership Retreat, and within her own chapter, served in a variety of leadership positions culminating in President. Janet was admitted to the US Supreme Court as a participant in Hadassah’s Attorney’s Council Swearing-In Program. She and her husband Miles are Keepers of the Gate.

Clara Gillman

National Vice President

Clara Gillman is a National Vice President and served as the Co-Chair of Hadassah’s 2019 National Convention in New York City and as the 2017 Co-Chair of the National Business Meeting. Clara has held a plentitude of positions within Hadassah including, but not limited to, President of Greater Miami, SUN Co-op Leadership Development Chair, Treasurer of the Camp Judaea Camp Committee, Region Organization Vice President and Fundraising Coordinator. She has also held numerous chapter offices including President of the Hatikvah Chapter. Clara is a Keeper of the Gate and she and her husband, Steve, are Founders and members of the Society of Major Donors.

Gail Hammerman

National Vice President

Gail Hammerman currently serves as a National Vice President, Chair of the Monetizing Activities Committee of the Strategic Implementation Team, Madricha for Building Hadassah Community and a member of the National Board. She has served as National Secretary and was Resource Chair for the Metro Area Regions. Gail was Region President of Hadassah Brooklyn and President of the Park Slope Chapter in Brooklyn. She represents Hadassah on the National Board of the American Zionist Movement, was named Woman of the Year by Israel Bonds and served as President of her synagogue. As an ardent Zionist, during the 1991 Persian Gulf War, Gail volunteered and served with the Israeli army. She is a three-generation life member of Hadassah, including her children and five grandchildren. She is a very proud member of the Circle of Founders, Keepers of the Gate and the Legacy Society to help support Hadassah's mission.

Dr. Rachel Schonberger

National Vice President

Dr. Rachel Schonberger is a National Vice President and previously served as the Chair of Hadassah Medical Organization (HMO). She has also served as President of both Hadassah Southeastern and the Hadassah Greater Atlanta Chapter. Rachel was a founder and chair of the Hadassah National Physicians Council and led the committee that established the first accredited continuing medical education course sponsored by Hadassah for physicians in Jerusalem. Rachel, whose mother was a physician and Hadassah group president, is the 3rd generation of a 4-generation physician family. Rachel is proud to be a product of Young Judaea and Camp Tel Yehudah.  Rachel and her husband Larry are members of the Society of Major Donors.

Marcia Gabrilove Ladin

National Vice President

Marcia Gabrilove Ladin is a National Vice President. Previously, Marcia served as a National Board Member, a National Vice President, and Co-Chair of the Hadassah 2014 National Convention in Las Vegas. Marcia served as President of Hadassah Upper New York State. Prior to that, she was active on her region board, serving in multiple areas of fundraising, programming, Young Judaea and conference chairs. Locally, Marcia is an advisor to the Rochester Chapter.