Nonprofit Board Service


Like in my service to academe, my service within the community is predicated on my personal commitment to promote social justice, equity, and inclusion. I invest my time, energy and expertise in community-based organizations whose missions support that commitment. That said I choose often to do service that reflects and enhances my research, practice, and teaching interests. In short I see my community service as an extension of my research and scholarship and a clear manifestation of personal commitment to promote social justice, equity, and inclusion.


Founding Board of Directors, University of Rochester Hillel (2011 – Present)

President (2016 – Present)

Vice-President (2013 – 2016)

Serve as one of five members to identify the inaugural board of directors and write the by-laws for the new University of Rochester Hillel, as it transitions from a multi-university Hillel of Rochester Area Colleges.

Board of Directors, University of Maryland Hillel (2011 – 2016)

Co-Chair, Development Committee (2013 – 2015)

Board of Directors, Justice Police Institute, Washington, DC (2012 – Present)

Leadership Cabinet Co-Chair for the Metro New York Regional Network

(2016 - Present)

2015 National Reunion Vice-Chair


Member, Diversity Initiative Campaign Committee, Meliora Challenge: The Campaign for Rochester, University of Rochester (2013 – Present)


Member, Alumni National Council (2009 – 2016)     


Chair, Young Alumni Council of the College (2006 – 2010)

Board of Directors, Hillel of Rochester Area Colleges (2002 – Present)

President, Kol-Tzedek, West Philadelphia Synagogue (2007 – 2008)

Board of Directors (2006-2008)


Board of Directors, Organization for Refuge, Asylum & Migration (ORAM) (2015 - 2017).


ORAM is the only international organization devoted solely to advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and intersex (LGBTI) refugees fleeing brutalization due to sexual orientation or gender identity.