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 in 2015 with Jonathan Lanznar.

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.

NYC Board Members

Morgan Brodey
Morgan Fluss
Daniel Gomez
Stephanie Halperin
Whitney Kemp
Jonathan Lanznar
Morgan Newman
Robyn Michaelson
Jared Sais
Dmitry Shargorodsky
Steven Silberman
Roksana Slavinsky
Josh Teitler