Leading Cultural Arts and Community Center Also Elects New President
June 5, 2017
The Oshman Family Jewish Community Center, one of Silicon Valley's leading cultural arts venues and a nonprofit wellness and learning center serving more than twenty thousand people a year, today announced its 2017–18 Board of Directors. The diverse, 25-member group includes leaders from the technology and biomedical industries, venture capital and consulting, as well as prominent nonprofits spanning education, healthcare, the arts and community building.
The five new members of the OFJCC's Board of Directors announced today include:
Madeline Chaleff, CEO of the nonprofit fundraising consultancy Development Inspires. Chaleff was formerly Director of Gift Planning for the El Camino Hospital Foundation and Director of Development for Kehillah Jewish High School, and has served on the board or consulted for numerous Jewish community agencies and other nonprofits.
Amir Faintuch, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Intel's Platform Engineering Group, with responsibility for the IP design, system-on-chip development, manufacturing and validation of the chip portfolio across Intel businesses. Faintuch is a former CEO of Qualcomm Atheros, and serves on the steering committee of the Silicon Valley-Israel tech industry connector ICON.
Vanessa Hood, former Director of Government at Palantir, one of the preeminent technology companies in the government market. Hood is a former Intelligence Analyst with the NYPD, a former State Department analyst, and former Special Assistant to the Chief Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Anne Rubin, head of the Menlo Park Office for the global pharmaceutical and device manufacturer Allergan, and former VP of Marketing for its acquisition For-Sight VISION5. Rubin also held management positions at Corventis and Medtronic and in the enterprise software field. Rubin is also on the Board of Overseers for the Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens.
Raymond Stern, Co-Founder and Managing Director at ClearPath Partners, a consulting firm working individually with CEOs on strategic, operational, organizational, leadership and governance issues. Stern is a former SVP of Strategy and CMO of Intuit, former SVP of Yahoo! and former startup CEO, and has served on the boards of numerous startups and nonprofits.
"This is an extraordinary influx of new talent," said Board of Directors President Susan Steiner Saal. "I am thrilled that our Board continues to attract innovative and prominent leaders with such a broad range of experience who share a deep commitment to the ongoing success of the organization. This really reflects the major impact that the OFJCC has on the social, cultural, educational, and physical well-being of the local community as well as its rising national profile in the broader Jewish community."
With Saal completing her term in June 2017, the OFJCC also announced the election of its current treasurer, Nicole Rubin, as the incoming President of the Board of Directors. Rubin is the founder and principal of Impact Solutions, LLC, which consults with nonprofit organizations on measuring and improving impact, strategy and achieving organizational excellence. Rubin is the former CEO of Ronald McDonald House Charities® of Southern California and former Executive Director of the Greater New York City Affiliate of Susan G. Komen for the Cure®.
Zack Bodner, the OFJCC's Chief Executive Officer, praised Saal's strategic vision, saying, "The Oshman Family JCC has gone from strength to strength under Susan’s leadership. We have seen real growth in our reach in key strategic areas, and the partnership between our lay leadership and the professional staff has never been stronger." He added, "I am thrilled that Nicole Rubin is our next President. She is the perfect choice to take the organization forward and help us ensure that we are achieving both operational excellence and the right strategic focus for continued growth in our ability to deliver on our mission."
The new Board of Directors formally begins its term on July 1.