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OUR BOARD

Rob Brown (chair) is an economist and investor, and the Senior Partner of Atlas Impact Partners.  Previously he was Head of Research at JUST Capital, where he set the strategic direction and oversaw the day to day activities of the research team.  Rob is an executive board member of the READ Foundation and a member of the Advisory Board of List College at Columbia University and the Jewish Theological Seminary. He has served as adjunct faculty at the Heyman Center for Philanthropy at NYU, and lectured at Yale University School of Management.  He is a former member of the investment committee for the endowment at Brandeis University.

Aimee Weiss is the senior program officer at Maimonides Fund, a private grantmaking organization where she manages strategy, a grantmaking portfolio, and day-to-day operations. Previously, she worked for the Jewish Funders Network. Before shifting into philanthropy, Aimee worked for education nonprofits in Washington D.C., Chicago, New York City, and Israel. She holds an MPA in public policy and nonprofit management and an MA in Judaic studies from New York University, and a BA from American University. Aimee lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Tamar Newberger is a computer scientist who has held executive positions and leadership roles in companies such as AT&T, Novell, SCO and most recently at Catbird, a start-up focused on cloud security. She began her career as an engineer and member of the technical staff at Bell Laboratories. Ms. Newberger is also active in promoting technology and science to young women considering careers in these fields. She has served on the board of the Young Women’s Leadership Charter School, the only all-girls public school in Chicago, IL emphasizing STEM education, and continues as an active mentor to a graduate. She is on the board of a Chicago women’s foundation. Ms. Newberger was also on the technology and media advisory team for Obama for America. She holds MS and BA degrees in Computer Science from Columbia University in New York. Ms. Newberger is the wife of the former United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic.

Uzo Aduba is a three time Emmy Award-winning actress whose work spans television, film and theatre. She won her most recent Emmy for her performance as Shirley Chisholm in “Mrs. America.” Uzo also starred as Suzanne “Crazy Eyes” Warren in the critically acclaimed Netflix Original Series “Orange is the New Black.” Prior to starring on television, Aduba’s Broadway debut in “Coram Boy” in 2007 was followed by the hit musical revival of “Godspell” in 2011. Aduba recently made her West End Theatre debut in The Jamie Lloyd Company's contemporary adaptation of Jean Genet's “The Maids.” In April 2017, Aduba received the Point Courage Award from the Point Foundation for her support of the LGBT community. In June 2018, Aduba became Heifer International's first-ever celebrity ambassador to Africa.