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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 Office 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, Director of Navigation and Support Services, 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.
Adina Fleischmann, LSW, Director of Support Programs, is a graduate of Columbia University School of Social Work. Adina oversees Sharsheret’s support programs and guides their development, implementation, and evaluation. Adina advises and connects young women living with and at high risk of developing breast cancer or ovarian cancer with tailored support and resources.
Melissa K. Rosen, MA, Director of National Outreach, has a master’s degree in Jewish Communal Service from Brandeis University and has been working in the non-profit sector for over 25 years. Melissa oversees Sharsheret’s outreach efforts across the country, connecting women, families, and communities to Sharsheret’s cancer support and education programs. Herself a breast cancer survivor, Melissa is passionate about the Jewish community and cancer support and advocacy.
Amy Mines Tadelis, Survivorship Program Supervisor, is a graduate of SUNY Albany and Polytechnic Institute of New York University with extensive experience in project management and evaluation. As a breast cancer survivor, Amy also has a personal understanding of the needs of young Jewish women reaching out to Sharsheret for support. Amy oversees “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.
Sharon Stahl, LMSW, Support 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.
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.
Diane Borowsky, Development Associate, is a graduate of Rutgers University. Diane assists in all aspects of development and advancement, including grant writing, special events, and major gifts.
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.
Kaila Stein, Outreach Program Assistant, is a graduate of the University of Maryland’s Philip Merrill College of Journalism. As part of the education and outreach team, Kaila assists in the development and growth of Sharsheret’s core outreach programs and community engagement.
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.
Renee Blumenfeld, Technology Associate, assists in donation processing and database reporting.
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