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NCJW St. Louis Announces 2017-2019 Executive Team and Board

NCJW-St. Louis is excited to announce their 2017-2019 Executive Team and Board. NCJW St. Louis welcomes 5 new members to the Executive Team and 5 new Board Members. The new Executive Team and Board will be installed at their annual Installation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2017. NCJW has been around since 1895 and its programs and projects help improve the lives of women, children and families.

St. Louis, MO, April 29, 2017 --( NCJW-St. Louis is excited to announce their 2017-2019 Executive Team and Board. NCJW St. Louis welcomes 5 new members to the Executive Team and 5 new Board Members. The new Executive Team and Board will be installed at their annual Installation and Awards Ceremony on Thursday, May 18, 2017.

2017 New Executive Team Members
Allison Izsak, Treasurer- Allison is Director of Marketing and Communications for St. Luke's where she oversees all aspects of branding, marketing and communications for the hospital and its services. Allison works closely with the community outreach team to provide innovative wellness programming to the community.

Lisa Gubernik, Co-VP Leadership- Lisa has a background in advertising and marketing. She has worked for various advertising agencies working with accounts such as Venture, Walmart and Build-A-Bear. Currently, Lisa plans special events for her husband's financial advisor business, MG Advisory Group, and she recently launched Periwinkle, a new clothing business selling tween/teen special occasion dresses.

Gail Eisenkramer, Co-VP Leadership- Gail worked as a nurse at Jewish, Barnes, St. John's Mercy and Lutheran Hospitals for over 30 years. Gail has been a member of NCJW for over 25 years and has served on the Executive Team. She has also served on many Boards as a member and officer, including President of St. Louis Hadassah Nurses Council; President of Congregation Shaare Emeth Sisterhood (WRJ); and President of District #20, National Federation of Temple Sisterhoods (WRJ)-a seven state district.

Hillary Hinz, VP Marketing-Hillary is a seasoned marketer with more than 20 years of experience in account management, qualitative marketing research and consulting. She had early career success in traditional sales and marketing roles for Kimberly-Clark’s Consumer Products Division, H.J. Heinz and Medtronic. She now consults part-time with several local branding and design firms. She is co-chair of the Anti-Defamation League’s A World of Difference Institute advisory board, Corresponding Secretary of the Old Bonhomme Elementary School PTO and marketing and communications committee member of Commit2Ladue.

Susan Katzman, President elect-Since retiring, Susan has been engaged in national consulting work centering around reforming high schools, developing career academies, building education and business collaborations, developing leadership and building strategic plans. Prior to retiring, Susan spent 36 years as Divisional Director for Career & Technical Education for the St. Louis Public Schools. She also serves as past-president of the National Career Academy Coalition board and the St. Louis Community Credit Union board, chairing its Foundation.

2017 New Board Members
Erica Holliam- Erica has been an active member of NCJW’s Back to School! Store Committee as a “shoe captain” since 2010. In addition to volunteering with NCJW, Erica has dedicated her professional career to the nonprofit sector. As a grant professional, she has raised money for community development, human services and behavioral health organizations in St. Louis.

Sue Lapp- Sue worked in the business world for many years until she “retired” to obtain a master’s degree in Marketing and another degree in Elementary Education. She began working at the Saul Mirowitz Jewish Day School as a classroom teacher and most recently, as the Director of Instruction and Enrollment. Sue has been involved with NCJW for the past 10 years. Sue has served on the board of Nishmah, as well as the board for the B’nai Amoona Early Childhood Center. She was also actively involved for 11 years with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Missouri.

Sarah Martin-Sarah currently works for Gateway Government Relations as a consultant representing non-profit interests in the state legislature. Sarah was also just elected Alderwoman of the 11th ward of the City of St. Louis. She served as co-chair of NCJW’s first human trafficking task force and later co-chaired NCJW’s Trafficking Conference in 2015. Sarah recently received the Elissa fRoman Inspring Leadershp Award from National NCJW.

Amanda Packman-Amanda is a fifth grade teacher at Koch Elementary in the Riverview Gardens School District where she was just honored as teacher of the year. She is also enrolled at Lindenwood University where she is seeking a master's degree in Elementary Administration. She also served for five years as a board member of the Young Professionals’ Division of the Jewish Federation of St. Louis and she is active on the board of Congregation Temple Israel. Amanda is also a Back to School! Store co-chair.

Marilen Pitler-Marilen is co-chair of the NCJW Trafficking Task Force. Marilen worked for 15 years at Vandover, a firm providing relocation services to corporations and individuals. Prior to her work with Vandover, Marilen helped create dialogue groups between Americans and Israelis and later with Americans and émigrés from the former Soviet Union through St. Louis’ Jewish Community Center.

2017-2019 Executive Team
President Susan Witte
Secretary Andrea Newstead
Treasurer Allison Izsak
VP Administration Cynthia Albin
VP Advocacy Nancy Litz
VP Community Service Melissa Baris
VP Development Jill Gubin
Co-VP Leadership Gail Eisenkramer
Co-VP Leadership Lisa Gubernik
VP Marketing Hillary Hinz
VP Membership Marissa Rosen
State Policy Advocacy Chair Melissa Alper
President-elect Susan Katzman
Immediate Past-President Darien Arnstein

NCJW St. Louis is inspired by Jewish values to advance social and economic justice for all women, children and families.
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