YOUNG LEADERSHIP BOARD

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Idan Baum

Idan is currently an Account Executive at Salesforce’s Slack Mid Market Sales division in the NYC office. In his role, he manages and grows existing US accounts as well as brings in new customers. Prior to Salesforce, he held various Enterprise Sales and Account Management roles at Bloomberg LP, ADP and P&G in New York working with global clients and prospects.

Idan holds a BBA, Summa Cum Laude from Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College (CUNY). He is originally from Israel where he was a Research Team Leader in IDF’s Military Intelligence and later joined Eltel Technologists as a Sales Solutions Consultant before moving to NYC.

He is very passionate about philanthropy, mentorship and giving back to the community and his involvement includes Salesforce and Slack volunteering programs, CUNY & Baruch College Alumni Networks, Sigma Alpha Delta Honor Society, UJA-Federation of New York and previously Wiley, Pearson and Bloomberg Philanthropies.

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Talia Cantor

Talia Cantor is the Social Justice Specialist for Baruch College Hillel, working with colleges throughout Manhattan, including SVA, FIT, Fordham, Pace, and more, to implement various social justice programs for students across the city. Talia graduated Dickinson College in 2019 with a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Minor in Judaic Studies.

She also has a background in Film, Television, and Theater, having previously worked as an Assistant Director and Production Coordinator before moving into the social justice sector.  While new to the YL Board, a JOIN Israel Project she’s most excited about is the JOIN Literacy Educational Program, as literature and storytelling are extremely important to her.

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Yehudis Gottesfeld

Yehudis is a chemical engineer with a background in nuclear engineering and environmental engineering. She conentrates her work in the energy sector and has a conducted chemical engineering and environmental engineering research in various roles at Columbia University and The City College of New York. Yehudis has volunteered her time helping others with through multiple non-profits organizations for over 10 years.

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Heath Hartman

Heath is from Westchester, New York and has lived in New York City since graduating college in 2017. Heath graduated from The University of Michigan with a BBA from the Ross School of Business. Heath currently works at One Madison Group as an Investment Associate where he is responsible for the sourcing, due diligence, and deal execution of new investments, as well as portfolio management of current investments. Before joining One Madison Group, Heath spent four years at Citi in Investment Banking. Heath is most passionate about supporting JOIN's Literacy project.

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Eli Hanovitch

Eli, originally from Melbourne, Australia, has lived in Israel for the last 12 years. While in Israel, Eli completed his undergraduate degree at IDC in Herzlia and upon returning from law school abroad, worked for 5 years as a lawyer with an international law firm in Tel Aviv focusing on cross-border corporate activities on behalf of Israeli companies. Having moved to NY in early 2020, Eli is passionate about continuing to help Israel and in facilitating support for the sectors of society that need it most.

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Thomas Isaacs

Thomas is currently a management consultant at Boston Consultant Group (BCG) in their NYC office. Prior to BCG, Thomas was a management consultant at PwC, advising private equity and corporate clients through mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures. Thomas received a BS in Business Administration from the Questrom School of Business at Boston University. Thomas was born in Sydney, Australia, grew up in Las Vegas, NV, and currently resides in downtown Manhattan. Thomas is most passionate about supporting JOIN's Hot Lunch project.

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Adam Koeppel

Adam was born and raised in New York City and has lived there ever since graduating college in 2019. Adam graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.A. in Public Policy and a minor in Social Entrepreneurship. Adam currently works at J.P. Morgan, where he is responsible for the due diligence and manager selection of private equity, credit and real estate fund investments.Adam is most passionate about supporting JOIN's Big Brother project.

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Adam Lev

Adam is currently pursuing his MBA at Columbia Business School and lives in New York City. Prior to his studies, Adam was a Management Consultant at KPMG, leading teams and high profile engagements advising global Fortune 500 companies on various strategic challenges, helping management teams increase shareholder value.

Growing up in Israel, Adam completed his undergraduate degree in Accounting, Finance and Economics in Tel Aviv University and prior to that served in the Israeli Air Force as an Intelligence Team Leader in an F-15 fighter squadron. Adam’s passion for giving back to Israel began all the way back in his early childhood, growing up watching his father Colonel Miki Lev, a heroic fighter pilot and officer, humbly dedicate his time and energy for the safety of the people of Israel.

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Evan Stafford

Evan, originally from Los Angeles, has lived in New York for the past 5 years and now splits time between NYC and San Diego. Evan graduated from Baylor University with a Bachelors of Business and has since worked in a variety of executive roles in the tech industry. Evan founded his own company, DRYVRS, which was later acquired by a major rideshare company and has since held executive roles at Ford Motor Company and LeafLink. Evan is most passionate about supporting JOIN Israel’s Soup Kitchen program in Jerusalem.

Adam Sussman

Adam V. Sussman is a partner in the Private Investment Funds practice of Goodwin Procter LLP in New York and a member of the firm's Private Equity group. Adam counsels private fund sponsors on all aspects of their business, including the organization, marketing/fundraising and ongoing operation, compliance and management of private equity funds, hedge funds, co-investment funds and managed accounts, as well as the firm ownership and upper-tier organization of asset managers. He also advises institutional investors with respect to their participation in private equity and other alternative asset funds.

Before becoming a lawyer, Adam was an analyst at an early-stage investment fund and business incubator based in New York’s Silicon Alley and served in the War Room of Sen. John McCain’s 2008 presidential campaign as part of the Media and Rapid Response Team. Adam earned his B.A., with Distinction, in History and Ethics, Politics, and Economics from Yale University, and his J.D. from Northwestern University School of Law and holds an M.A. concentrating in Political Economy. Adam is excited to be part of an organization that leverages private resources to access and enhance available programs and improve the lives of vulnerable populations in Israel.