Hillel welcomes the following new professionals who have begun or will begin their work at Hillel’s Charles and Lynn Schusterman International Center.
Eugene Cerezo, Network Administrator. Most recently, Cerezo has been a networking consultant. Before this, he served five years as a network administrator at a small community bank. He has an MS in information systems.
Danielle Freni, Senior Communications Associate. Freni will be responsible for media relations and for the production of Hillel Campus Report, Hillel’s online newsletter that reaches 85,000 readers every month. She comes to Hillel from the New York Blood Center in Elmsford, NY, where she was community and media relations manager. She has a strong background in media and television production gained as producer of the daily news programs for the NY1 television channel in New York City.
She is a graduate of the University of Hartford and credits its Hillel with introducing her to Jewish life.
Neil Glick, Assistant Director of Development. Prior to Hillel, Glick served as the Executive Director of Shaw EcoVillage, and organization whose mission was to build youth leadership and sustainable communities in urban neighborhoods. He currently is a MBA Candidate in international banking and finance at Dowling College and holds a BA in international relations from USC.
Leora Koller-Fox, Tzedek Associate. Koller-Fox will be working on Alternative Break initiatives with the focus of working with students on the Alternative Break in Israel, as well as supporting the Student-Led Alternative Break pilot, working with Abbey Greenberg on Hillel’s Hurricane Katrina Alternative Break, and the sustainability initiative. She brings to the position her experiences working as a Fellow at the American Hebrew Academy (the first-ever non-yeshiva Jewish boarding school), and most recently as a teacher at the DCJCC preschool to her position with Tzedek Hillel. Koller-Fox is a graduate of Brandeis University where she played a key role in creating pluralistic forums as well as multi-faith avenues for discussion and celebration.
Gary D. Simms, Director of Administration. Simms is currently the executive director of Temple Sinai in Washington, D.C where he has been for ten years. Prior to joining Temple Sinai, he worked in the nonprofit association world and as an attorney for the federal government. Simms has a BS in Industrial and Labor Relations form Cornell University and a JD from Georgetown University.