Board of Directors


Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College is grateful for the support of alumni, business leaders, and community members that serve on our Board of Directors.  If you are interested in taking a leadership role with Tanger Hillel, please contact Nadya Drukker by phone, 718.859.1151 x12 or by e-mail, Nadya@bchillel.org.

Howard Wohl

Howard Wohl

Board President


 Howard Wohl is a private investor, residing in Mill Neck, New York.  He is a
1964 graduate of Brooklyn College.  He was co-founder and Chief Investment
Officer of Ivy Asset Management Corp., which provided investment management
and investment advisory services.

Along with Howard's lay leadership at Brooklyn College Hillel, he is engaged
in a number of other non-profits, and currently serves as:
*       Chairman of the Board of BBYO, Inc., the world's largest Jewish teen
organization
*       Member of the Board, Board of Jewish Education of Greater New York
*       Chairman, Investment Committee, Hillel; The Center for Jewish Life
on Campus
*       Treasurer, Solomon Schechter Day School of Long Island

Howard is married to Diane.  They have three children and five
grandchildren.

Murray  Koppelman

Murray Koppelman

Chairman of the Board
Marilyn Butler

Marilyn Butler

Vice President

Marilyn Butler (nee Ticker) was born in Brooklyn, New York, and graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School.  In 1957, Mrs. Butler received  a BA in Education from Brooklyn College.

Mrs. Butler and her husband, Marshall, got married in 1958, and have four children and five grandchildren, and they currently reside in Manhattan.

Mrs. Butler taught in an elementary school in Williamsburg for three years.  Following her teaching experience Mrs. Butler opened a French ready-to-wear clothing store.   She also partnered in a Greenwich Village contemporary art gallery.

Mrs. Butler has volunteered for years with the UJA Federation of New York, and is on the Board of the Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College, as well as the Tel Aviv Museum of Art, E.L.E.M. (an Israeli organization dealing with youth in distress), and the Anti-Defamation League.

Nelson  M.  Braff

Nelson M. Braff

Vice President
Edith  Everett

Edith Everett

Vice President

A life-long New Yorker, Edith Everett was first introduced to the idea of philanthropy by her immigrant father in Brooklyn.  Her father owned and operated a number of small businesses, including a sawdust mill, and every month she would help him write checks to his favorite charities.  With her late husband, Henry, Edith has continued this tradition of generosity.  The couple created a family foundation in 1955, and since then and with a continuing infusion of their funds, successful investing and good luck, the Everett Foundation grew into the significant and philanthropic fund that it is today.

For over thirty years, Edith Everett was a Senior Vice President of Investments at Gruntal & Co., a New York Stock Exchange member firm.  She entered the male-dominated world of Wall Street in 1961, becoming one of the few women of her generation to work in this field.  Prior to her career in the financial world, Mrs. Everett was an elementary school teacher in New York City. 

The Everett Foundationís funding priorities are education and young people.  One of the Foundationís biggest projects is a summer internship program for 200 students to work in nonprofit organizations.  Students receive a stipend from the Foundation, hear a host of guest speakers during the summer, and frequently get a paying job at a nonprofit because of this experience.

Mrs. Everett was for 23 years a board member of the City University of New York.  She serves on a number of philanthropic boards including American Jewish Committee, International Hillel, the Blaustein Institute for Human Rights, and the Joint Distribution Committee.  Edith is the founder of the Language Forum, an organization that brings together distinguished English as a Second Language faculty to discuss issues and research in the field, for which she received the New York State and National TESOL (Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages) Awards for her efforts.

 

Edith Everett has two children, David, a practicing attorney who is active in a variety of causes, and Carolyn, a former television producer and executive director of the City University of New York Economic Development Corporation.

Barbara  Gerber

Barbara Gerber

Vice President

Immediate past president of The East 55th Street Conservative Synagogue, at 308 E. 55th Street, in Manhattan, I continue to serve on its Executive Board. Patron of the Jewish Theological Seminary Torah Fund; former trustee of the Women's League for Conservative Judaism; former President of the Alexander M. and Brenda R. Tanger Hillel of Brooklyn College.  Professor emerita of Comparative Literature, Brooklyn College, where I taught for 30 years.  Former Executive Director of the Special Baccalaureate Degree Program for Adults, the Small College Program, and the Master of Arts in Liberal Studies Program (which I originated with faculty of Brooklyn College); former Director of the Comparative Literature Program (Brooklyn College); former trustee of the National Association of Graduate Liberal Studies Programs;  former faculty Trustee of the Board of St. Lawrence University, Canton, where I taught  for five years. Recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship; two Ford Foundation Grants; and two National Endowment for the Humanities grants. Member of the National Educational Society; the National French Honor Society; and Honorary member of Phi Beta Kappa. Author and translator. Current interests:  chanting the haftorah; reading the torah scroll; studying Talmud; studying the Torah with my rabbi.

Frances Irwin

Frances Irwin

Vice President
Peter Marron

Peter Marron

Vice President

PETER N. MARRON, CFA is Executive Vice President and Portfolio Manager who joined Pinnacle in 1993 after three years with Prudential Securities Investment Management as a Senior Portfolio Manager.  Previous experience includes Bear Stearns Asset Management as Chief Investment Officer supervising $3.5 billion in assets; Bernstein Macaulay Inc. as Director of Research & Institutional Portfolio Manager; and Lexington Investors, a private investment partnership as an Analyst.  Other credentials: Member of the New York Society of Security Analysts; B.A. in Economics from Brooklyn College; MBA in Finance from Pace University; Chartered Financial Analyst. He is a member of the Investment Committees of the Brooklyn College Foundation and the Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS);  and the Treasurer of the Alexander & Brenda Tanger Hillel at Brooklyn College.

Marc Mellon

Marc Mellon

Vice President

Marc Mellon was born in Brooklyn, New York in 1951. During college he worked summers with The American Jewish Society for Service renovating homes in poor southern towns. While studying art at Brooklyn College he organized an exhibit of art by Jewish artists in the Brooklyn College Hillel Building, and was then offered a studio on the second floor of the Hillel, where he worked for several years.


Today Mellon is one of America's foremost classically trained figurative sculptors.  He has exhibited from New York to Tokyo, has received numerous awards and honor, and is a frequent guest juror of national art exhibits.


From 1991-1998 Mellon was President of the Artists' Fellowship, Inc., a charitable foundation that assists professional working artists in times of emergency.  He continues to serve on their board of trustees as President ex-officio.


Mellon and his wife, fellow artist Babette Bloch, have two daughters.  They divide their time between Redding Connecticut and Manhattan, where they are active members of the National Arts Club.

Marc Segelnick

Marc Segelnick

Vice President
Alexander Tanger

Alexander Tanger

Vice President
Israel Wiesel

Israel Wiesel

Vice President
Alex Rudshteyn

Alex Rudshteyn

Treasurer
Anna  Geller

Anna Geller

Corresponding Secretary
Rachel Epstein

Rachel Epstein

Executive Committee Member
Sandra Levitt

Sandra Levitt

Executive Committee Member
David Yaish

David Yaish

Student President
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Larisa Belote                                                        
Robert Cherry
Adam Dickter
Steve Ebbin
Anna Geller
Richard Grossberg
Leslie Jacobson
Marcia Masri
Gladys Maryles
Milton Pincus
Alex Rodionov
Janet Schneider
Martin Schreibman
Marc Segelnick
Edward Shoenthal
Roberta Wallach       
Michael Ziegler
Honorary Director

Honorary Director

 

Alan Dershowitz

Yaffa Eliach

Hon. Lewis A. Fidler

Hon. Howard Golden

Rabbi Alvin Kass

Hon. Marty Markowitz

Rabbi Yechezkel Pikus

Emertii

Emertii

Alan Mond

Abraham Small