Board of Directors
Bob Werner – Honorary Chair
Bob Werner was a Sr. Vice President of the Werner Company for over forty years, the world’s leading producer of climbing products. Mr. Werner applied his expertise in metallurgy and chemistry in developing new alloys, forms and process greatly expanding the company’s product line and safety of products. Bob is a veteran of the Korean war where he applied his engineering skills developing assets to support our military operations. Bob and his wife Florence (z"l) are Alum of the AMHSI-JNF adult seminar, and parent and grandparent to AMHSI-JNF Alumni. Bob has served as board Chair for AMHSI-JNF, Israel Tennis Centers, Beit Issie Shapiro (Ranana). Bob serves on the Miami Dade Federation finance committee and is Current AMIIE Board member and secretary. Bob resides in Aventura Florida.
Joseph Wolfson – Chairperson
Joseph Wolfson (Villanova, PA), an attorney with Stevens & Lee in Philadelphia, PA, is a former state prosecutor for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office. An active member of the Jewish community, Joe is a past President of JNF’s Philadelphia Board, a member of the Executive Committee of JNF’s Housing Development Fund, a member of the Philadelphia Executive Committee, former Chair of Makor, a member of the President’s Society, a member of the Century Council, and past Assistant Vice President of College Activists. He is a member of the Leadership Council of the Philadelphia Chapter of the American Israel Public Affairs
Ron Werner – President
Ron Werner (Denver, CO) is President and Co-founder of HW Home, Inc., a Colorado-based home furnishings retailer and design source. Ron grew up in the Chicago suburbs and now calls Denver home. Prior to forming HW Home in 1998, Ron was a Senior Vice President of Investments with Smith Barney. Ron serves on various boards including Alexander Muss High School in Israel, for which he serves as President and was previously Vice President and Chair of the Sales & Marketing Committee. He is also a proud alumnus (1982) of the school. Ron is Co-chair of JNF’s Nefesh B’ Nefesh Task Force. He served as President for the Mountain States Region from 2014- 2016, and now is the region’s chairman. He is a member of JNF’s Century Council and
Jerry Sokol – Vice President
Jerry Sokol is a partner with the international law firm McDermott Will & Emery based in the firm’s Miami office. Jerry is a corporate attorney who deals primarily
Bob Levine – Budget and Finance Chair
Bob Levine (Teaneck, NJ) is a senior partner at the New York City accounting firm Levine Schaeffer Fink & Moss, P.C., and has a personal law practice as well. Bob has served as President of his synagogue, as Chairman of the Board of the American Zionist Movement, and Treasurer of Mercaz, the Conservative movement’s Zionist organization. Involved with JNF since 1968, he has held a number of leadership positions including National Treasurer, Vice President of Campaign, and has chaired the Budget and Finance, Labor Relations, and Missions Committees. As a mission leader, he has brought over 650 individuals to Israel to see the country through JNF’s eyes. Bob was the recipient of JNF’s 2010 Gould Legacy Society Heritage Award and is a Negev Society and World Chairman’s Council member.
Jackie Danilewitz - Board Member
Jackie Danilewitz is originally from South
Karl Kaplan - Sales Chair
Karl Kaplan – (Mahwah, NJ) is the Managing Director of The Timna Group, LLC, a New Jersey-based investment firm founded in 2009. Karl co-founded OSG Billing Services in 1992 and served as the COO until 2013. Karl serves on the boards of Green House Data and Nymbl. Karl has been active in JNF since 1997, a past member of the JNF of Greater New York Board of Directors, and a member of JNF’s Century Council. Karl’s interest includes
Susan Sacks - Partnerships Chair
Susan is a native of Long Island, New York. She attended Jewish summer camps throughout her youth as a camper and later becoming a camp counselor. Susan earned a BS in psychology and education from SUNY Oneonta, as well as an MSW from Hunter College in NYC. She spent her professional years as a school social worker at a university campus and in Human Resources for a financial institution.
Susan is an active leader in the Chicago Jewish community. She is passionate about partnering with organizations whose core mission is to engage Jewish teens centered around Israel, experiential education and contemporary Jewish Rock music. Susan serves on the board of directors JUF/JF Board of Chicago with
Most recently Susan and her husband Marc were
Susan is very excited to join the AMIIE-AMHSI national board, where she can combine her passion for Israel, education and teen engagement. Susan, Marc
Lori Miller - Board Member
Lori Miller is a Michigan native with deep roots in the Phoenix Jewish Community. She is excited to shift her focus from being a parent of an AMHSI Impact Fellow, (Hannah Miller, Summer 2017), to an AMHSI National board member helping to position AMHSI for the future.
Lori graduated from
AMHSI has been a part of Lori’s life for many years; coincidentally, her brother was an instructor there in the
Alison Karp - Marketing Co-Chair
A leader in the communication and media planning space for over twenty years, Alison is the President of L’Equipe L’oreal and Executive Director of their Wavemaker content and technology agency. Alison has proven especially adept at consumer-centric, touch-point agnostic, communication planning, stemming from her “consumer needs”-based philosophy. She also has an uncanny knack for conveying otherwise complex media stories in a digestible, succinct, and compelling manner. She lives in New York City with her husband, Dan. Alison is a 1991 alumna of AMHSI-JNF, serves on the Strategic Planning as well as the National Sales & Marketing Committees.
Stephanie Kelman - Board Member
Stephanie Kelman (Portland, OR) oversees global product creation for kids apparel Nike, Inc. Following a strong family lineage of JNF leaders, Stephanie is passionate about growing the future leaders of JNF. She is inspiring future generations to actively ensure Israel’s existence and not take the Jewish homeland for granted. She is the founder of JNFuture’s Arizona chapter, where she spearheaded the creation of JNFuture Shabbat in the Desert. Along with participating on several JNF missions, she chaired the Young Leadership track of the 2017 50th Reunification Tour. Stephanie has served as
Ellen Kelman - Board Member
Ellen Kelman is a licensed psychologist with a
She has a BA from Pomona
Ellen has served on Jewish National Fund's Disabilities Task Force and is a member of the Saphhire Society. She is also the Volunteer Adult Program Director for Stepping Stones of Hope, which runs programs for children and their families who are grieving. She has volunteered with Healthrights International, conducting psychological evaluations for immigrants seeking asylum, both adults and children.
Wendy Miller - Board Member
Wendy Miller was born in Baltimore, where she continues to reside. She graduated from the University of Maryland School of Nursing 1984. Wendy has held several leadership positions within her community including the Beth Tfiloh Dahan Community School board, the Beth Tfiloh Congregation Board, Chair of Israel Bonds of Maryland, Women’s Division 2013-2015, Chair of The Associated: Jewish Federation of Baltimore, Associated Women Campaign in 2018, and a National Women’s Philanthropy board member, JFNA, since 2018. Wendy is also on the Baltimore Regional Board serving as the Muss Chair. Wendy is married to Dr. Jeffrey Miller for over 33 years and have three children.
Russell Mollen - Finance Chair
Russell has worked in the financial services industry for over 15 years and currently invests money in a niche strategy for institutional clients made up of mostly foundations and endowments. He served as the Interim Budget and Finance Committee Chair for the AMHSI board in 2021. He is an alumnus of AMHSI and knows first hand the magic and impact the program has on a young person. He is dedicated to leveraging his background and experience to help fulfill the AMHSI mission of bringing that magic to as many students as possible as the school looks to meaningfully expand its enrollment in the coming years. He currently lives in the Chicagoland area with his wife and children.
Joel Reinstein - Board Member
Joel Reinstein is an attorney, originally from the United States, residing in Israel. Joel sits on the Board of Governors at Ben Gurion University and is a supporter of Yerucham. Long time AMHSI-JNF supporter, lay leader, parent and grandparent of 2 generations of alumni. Continued as AMHSI-JNF Board member as part of the 2013 AMHSI-JNF merger, former Chair of Alumni Committee.
Jack Roldan - Marketing Co-Chair
Jack Roldan is the owner and founder of See Deep Consulting, a customer experience and digital agency. Born in Denver but raised in Southern California before returning to Colorado, he is a champion of higher-education, personal development and philanthropic endeavors positively impacting individuals and communities. From leading young professionals on a JNFuture mission to engaging the local Denver Jewish community as an active Mountain States Regional Board Member, he has a passion for philanthropy, people and Israel and is a member of JNF's President's Society.