ORT Next Gen Leadership
Steven Silberman (NY Chair) manages Client Relations for Maxima Group, Ltd., a consumer electronics company based in New York specializing in personal electric mobility. He graduated in 2009 from the University of Buffalo with a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing. While in Buffalo, Steven served as the President of Hillel of Buffalo.
Steven had acted as an Advisor for BBYO, Inc. for 7 years where he was invited to attend multiple Advisor Leadership Training Conferences. He currently serves on the board of the William D. Wernicoff Children’s Foundation, an organization that delivers toys to children around New York City on Thanksgiving Morning. Steven has been involved with ORT for several years, joining the board in 2015. In his spare time, he enjoys collecting records and getting frustrated by the New York Islanders.
Morgan Newman (NY Vice Chair) As a financial advisor at Morgan Stanley, Morgan focuses on educating the next generation of the responsibilities that come with the attainment of wealth. She manages the investment portfolios, technology and marketing, for her team, the Newman Group. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, Morgan worked in international development and government relations in Washington, DC. She earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with minors in Mathematics and International Politics from Bucknell University in Lewisburg, PA. Morgan is a member of the Omicron Delta Epsilon International Economic Honor Society and is Series 7, 66, and Life and Health Insurance licensed. She is the President of the NYC Chi Omega Alumnae Chapter, a competitive member of CrossFit Dynamix, and a proud member of Team Brunette for the Alzheimer’s Association’s annual flag football game. She lives in Astoria and is an avid traveler, having visited 14 countries including South Africa, Nicaragua, Israel, and Brazil.
Daniel Gomez (NY Treasurer)
Whitney Rose Kemp (NY Secretary) is a licensed social worker at Brightpoint Health, a social service agency in New York City, where she provides services to adults with HIV/AIDS. She received her Masters of Social Work in 2013 from New York University, Silver School of Social Work. Prior to attending NYU, Whitney received her BA from Simmons College in Boston after which she worked with the International Rescue Committee in Washington DC resettling refugees in the Washington DC Metro area.
Whitney has been an ORT Next Gen NYC Board member since 2014 and she co-chaired the Ort Next Gen NYC Gala Co-Chair in 2015 with Jonathan Lanznar.
NYC Board Members
Next Gen National Board
Jonathan Lanznar (National Chairman)
Jon Lanznar is the Senior Manager of Life Sciences at Truveris, a New York City based Healthcare Technology firm focused on building transparency throughout the prescription drug industry. In this role Jon manages Truveris’ relationships with pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, and develops new products to fit the needs of their ever changing market. Prior to Truveris, Jon was a consultant at Interbrand, an Omnicom Company, where his work focused on helping shape the vision and strategy for Fortune 500 companies and their flagship brands. Jon has a BA from Emory University and an MBA in Healthcare and Entrepreneurial Management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
From a young age, Jon has been exposed to the incredible work ORT does through his dedicated parents. In 2008, he began volunteering for ORT, serving on the national marketing committee. Jon currently serves on the New York City Next Gen Board and on the National Next Gen Board.
Erin Doppelt (Chicago)
Erin works in the health and wellness field in Chicago and leads Shorashim’s high school program every summer. Passionate about yoga, good books and ethnic food, Erin has visited Israel six times. She served as a student representative on the board of Hillel International while in college and supports Jewish identity and community by attending local AIPAC, JUF and JNF events, and by serving as vice chair of Next Gen Chicago.
Eduardo Sigal (Los Angeles)
Eduardo Sigal has been involved with ORT America for more than five years and is chair of Next Gen Los Angeles. His father, Pepe Sigal, serves on the ORT America national board of directors.
Eduardo is active in several organizations in the Los Angeles area, including Guardians of the Jewish Home and FIDF. His works in the real estate field.
Jori Fine (Chicago)
A 2013 Indiana University graduate with a BA in journalism and English, Jori Fine is a communications analyst at Baxter International, a healthcare company in Deerfield, IL. Prior to her role at Baxter, Jori worked at Ogilvy Public Relations, where she helped clients move into new forms of engagement. Jori has been involved with ORT Next Gen for almost two years and serves as the chair of Next Gen Chicago. Jori was selected to participate in the ORT National Mentorship Program for 2015-16, and she co-chaired the 2015 ORT America annual meeting, working alongside Stephanie Halperin (NYC).
Aaron Kamat (Northeast Ohio)
A wealth advisor at Creekside Financial Advisors, Aaron provides clients with financial planning and wealth management strategies, retirement planning, and insurance and risk management. Vice chair of Next Gen Ohio, Aaron is involved with many other Cleveland organizations and serves on the board of the Jewish Federation Young Leadership division. He is a graduate of Ohio State University with a degree in finance.
Samuel Shapero (Atlanta)
Samuel Shapero is an electrical engineer in signal processing research and development at Georgia Tech Research Institute in Atlanta. He completed his PhD in Bioengineering at Georgia Tech in 2013. Prior to attending Georgia Tech, Sam completed his BS and MS at Stanford University, after which he worked in Silicon Valley for two years as a flash memory chip designer.
Sam has been involved with ORT for three years and serves as Vice Chair of the National Next Gen board. A member of the Next Gen Atlanta board, Samuel also participates in the ORT National Mentorship Program and he chaired the organization’s participation at Tribefest in 2014.
Daniel Stochel (Bay Area)
Daniel Stochel is a 2010 graduate of the University of Washington, where he majored in electrical engineering. He became involved in ORT Bay Area Next Gen three years ago. He attended the ORT annual meeting in New York in 2014, after which he joined the local board. Dan became chair of ORT Next Gen Bay Area and is developing the group for more success in fundraising, networking and outreach.