Dr. Janice Weinman Shorenstein, born in London and a resident of New York City, currently serves as ED/CEO of Hadassah. Immediately prior to that, she was the President of Kids In Distressed Situations, Inc., an international charity that annually provides new products to approximately 40 million children in need around the US and the world. Previously, she served as Corporate Vice President for External Affairs at Mount Sinai-N.Y.U. Medical Center, where she oversaw marketing, communications, PR, and government and community relations. Before that she served as Assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Education during the Clinton Administration. Prior to that, she was the Executive Director of the American Association of University Women, the national organization that promotes education and equity for women and girls. Janice was also the Executive Vice President at the College Board, a national non-profit association of some 3,000 colleges, secondary schools, school systems, educational associations, and agencies.
Janice has led and participated in numerous women’s and civic groups at the national, state, and local level. She was Chair of the Women’s Leadership Board at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, and served as the lay president of the Jewish Community Relations Council of New York. Janice served on the Visiting Committee of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, where she received her Masters and Doctoral degrees. She has published numerous articles and monographs on educational reform, school practice, organizational development, and equity.