Meet Our Speakers

The Hadassah Speakers Bureau would be pleased to assist you in providing a speaker for any program or event you’re planning. Our speakers are able to talk about a wide variety of subjects, and we can assist in identifying ones most suitable for your needs.

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Topics: Israel Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Ellen Audet is a past President of the Gainesville, FL chapter, and a member of the Professional Nurses & Allied Health Council
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Naomi J. Brunnlehrman is the Director of Hadassah’s PRAZE (PRogramming, Advocacy, Zionism & Education) Division.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Ann Berbert Eisenberg is Training Chair for the Philanthropy Division of Hadassah. She was President of Hadassah Southern Seaboard, of Hadassah Richmond, VA and of the Sabra Group.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: HMO Update, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Karen Ezrine is the Vice Chair of Hadassah Medical Organization.
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, HMO Update, Women's Health & Wellness
Nancy Falchuk was the 24th Hadassah National President, a former National Chair of Hadassah Magazine, and a founding member of Hadassah Medical Organization.
State: Northeast
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Ellen Hershkin, the 26th National President of Hadassah, began her term January 1, 2016. Prior to her election, she was the Coordinator of the PRAZE (PRogramming, Advocacy, Zionism & Education) Division.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Fundraising, Women's Health & Wellness, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea
Diane Issenberg is the Coordinator for the Philanthropy Division and is on Hadassah’s Honorary Council
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness
Susan Lafer is Co-Chair of the Hadassah Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council and the Past President of Hadassah Florida Central.
State: Florida
Topics: Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Saralyn Mark, an endocrinologist, geriatrician and women's health specialist, is a Senior Director, Leadership Development Faculty for The Advisory Board.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Starr Mirza is an advocate for women’s cardiovascular health and a heart disease survivor herself.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Connie Newman served as the President of the American Medical Women’s Association (AMWA), an organization of women doctors and medical students.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Israel Update, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Advocacy
Karen Paikin Barall is the Director of the Government Relations Office at Hadassah, acting as Hadassah's chief lobbyist in Washington DC.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Dr. Joel S. Policzer is Senior Vice President of Medical Affairs for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of hospice and palliative medicine services,
State: Florida
Topics: HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Nancy Rapoport of Lafayette Hill, Pennsylvania is the Co-Chair of the Nurses and Allied Health Professionals Council.
State: Mid-Atlantic
Topics: Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Women's Health & Wellness
Maureen (Miki) Schulman is currently serving as the Chair of the National 360 Degrees of Healing Campaign.
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Carol Ann Schwartz of Cincinnati, Ohio, is a National Vice President and serves on the Executive Committee of Hadassah.
State: Midwest
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Merna Shapiro presently, she serves as a Hadassah National Vice President and is a member of the Governance, Ethics and Strategic Planning Committees.
State: Florida
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Rhoda Smolow is the 27th National President of Hadassah, beginning her term January 1, 2020, after having served as the Hadassah National Secretary.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Women's Health & Wellness, Advocacy
Dana Waxler is the National Annual Giving Co-Chair.
State: Southwest
Topics: Hadassah Update, Fundraising, Israel Update, HMO Update, Volunteerism, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness, Women's Empowerment, Youth Aliyah & Young Judaea, Advocacy
Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein is the Executive Director/CEO of Hadassah.
State: New York Tristate
Topics: HMO Update, Medicine Research, Women's Health & Wellness
Gilat Yeye is the Head Nurse at Hadassah Medical Organization in Jerusalem.
State: Israel