ADL Cleveland welcomed 15 new council members at its April 25 meeting, bringing the regional council to 60 members in its region, which includes Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania.
“We are excited about the new additions to our regional board,” ADL Cleveland Regional Manager James Pasch said in a press release. “Our work has never been more important with hate rising across the country and region. Our annual audit of anti-Semitic incidents showed that 2021 was the highest year on record for anti-Semitic incidents in the nationwide, in Ohio and western Pennsylvania Our newest board members bring a wealth of knowledge, passion and skills that will help stop the spread of hate.
“These talented new board members join ADL at a critical time. We are expanding our education programs for students, teachers, businesses and law enforcement professionals; organize our first annual Walk Against Hate in October; and intensify our advocacy work in state legislatures across the region to push for lasting change. This list of accomplished individuals joins an already strong regional council, and we know the council as a whole will have a lasting impact across our region.
The new board members are:
• Gary Broadbent, Senior Vice President and Assistant General Counsel, Lexington
• Noelle Celeste, COO and Director of Advancement at City Club, Cleveland
• Brandon Chrostowski, Founder, President and CEO of EDWINS Leadership & Restaurant Institute, Cleveland
• Samuel Dorf, Associate Professor of Musicology at the University of Dayton, Chairman of the Academic Senate, Dayton
• Dahlia Fisher, Director of External Relations, Strategic Marketing at the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, Cleveland
• Benjamin Friedman, lawyer/investor/real estate consultant, Pittsburgh
• Andrew Gotlieb, Director of Business Development: KeyState Homes & Development, Cleveland
• Beth Henke, Senior Vice President – Assistant General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer at American Eagle Outfitters, Pittsburgh
• David Hopkins, associate attorney: Benesch Law, Cleveland
• Vanessa Tey Iosue, President of Burges & Burges Strategists, Cleveland
• Allison Smith Newsome, Partner at Taft Stettinius & Hollister, Cleveland
• Adam Shank, Executive Director: Ohio Alliance of Boys & Girls Clubs, Columbus
• Marc Slotnick, member of Bailey & Wyant, PLLC, Charleston, WV
• Heidi Solomon, Retail Strategy Consultant, Columbus
• Amanda Weinstein, Associate Professor of Economics at the University of Akron and co-host of the podcast: “The Suburban Women Problem”, Akron
ADL is a leading anti-hate organization founded in 1913.