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Rochelle Shoretz, Esq., Founder and Executive Director, is a two-time breast cancer survivor who founded Sharsheret after her own diagnosis at age 28. Rochelle served as a law clerk in 1999 to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. A member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer in Young Women, Rochelle speaks to audiences across the country and serves as a resource for major media on issues related to breast cancer in young women and Jewish families.
Elana Silber, MBA, Director of Operations, is a graduate of the Mount Sinai Hospital/CUNY Masters in Business Administration Program. Elana manages day-to-day operations of the organization, develops Sharsheret's core programs, supervises the publication of Sharsheret resource materials, and coordinates national partnerships.
Briana Schwarz, Florida Regional Director, is a graduate of the University of Florida. Briana manages day-to-day operations of Sharsheret’s Florida regional office and coordinates education and outreach efforts and collaborations with local Jewish, cancer, and college campus organizations.
Shera Dubitsky, MEd, MA, Clinical Supervisor, is a graduate of Columbia University and a doctoral candidate of Adelphi University Institute of Advanced Psychological Studies. Shera supports and connects newly diagnosed young women and those at high risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer with suitable peer supporters, advances and develops programs addressing the unique needs of the young women and families of Sharsheret, counsels individual members of the Embrace program, and facilitates its monthly support group teleconferences.
Danielle Singer, MS, Genetic Counselor, is a graduate of Brandeis University with a Masters of Science in Genetic Counseling. As part of Sharsheret’s genetics program, Danielle provides supportive counseling, information, and resources regarding hereditary breast cancer and ovarian cancer to women diagnosed or at high risk of developing breast cancer and ovarian cancer and their families.
Jenn Thompson, MSW, Survivorship Program Supervisor, is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social work and has vast experience in cancer advocacy, public policy, analysis, and legislative initiatives. Jenn spearheads and oversees the development of “Thriving Again”, Sharsheret’s new culturally-relevant support and education program for young Jewish breast cancer survivors and their families. The survivorship program was made possible with a federal grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Adina Fleischmann, LSW, Link Program Coordinator, is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work. Adina advises and connects newly diagnosed young women and those at high risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer with appropriate peer supporters, develops Sharsheret's ovarian cancer program, and designs local and national cancer programs and teleconferences.
Sharon Stahl, LMSW, Survivorship Program Coordinator, is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work. Sharon provides young Jewish breast cancer survivors with navigation plans as well as educational resources. She also assists with coordinating and facilitating teleconferences and webinars for the Thriving Again program.
Rebecca Schwartz, Director of Community Engagement, coordinates Sharsheret's national outreach efforts and collaborations with Jewish and cancer organizations. Rebecca oversees Sharsheret's social media efforts and speakers' bureau, and manages the Sema Heller Internship Program for college and graduate school students.
Ellen Kleinhaus, EdM, MA, Program Manager and Campus Liaison, is a graduate of Columbia University's Teachers College. Ellen liaises with Alpha Epsilon Phi and Alpha Epsilon Pi - the largest Jewish sorority and fraternity - and cultivates Sharsheret's ongoing partnership with Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life and Chabad On Campus across the country. She also oversees Sharsheret's Bat/Bar Mitzvah program and coordinates Team Sharsheret at cancer walks and races, triathlons, and marathons in cities nationwide.
Sari Samuel, CPA, Controller, oversees Sharsheret's annual budget and financial matters.
Adina David, Office Manager, is a graduate of Rutgers University. Adina oversees maintenance of the office and supplies and manages administrative duties for the organization.
Victoria Wasserman, Program Assistant, is a graduate of Seton Hall University School of International Relations and Diplomacy. Victoria works closely with the clinical team and the education and outreach team to develop and enhance Sharsheret’s core programs.
Mike Lowy, Technology Director, oversees network programming and database management. He also spearheads the development of Sharsheret's website and web-based services.
Fran Weinberg, Accounting Associate, assists in special events and fundraising initiatives.
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