Our Advisory Council

Response for Teens is grateful for the support and leadership of our Response Advisory Council (RAC), approximately 20–25 community volunteers who are passionate about our work with adolescent populations.

RAC members assume leadership responsibilities and provide guidance on key policy, program, and financial matters for Response for Teens. As advisors and ambassadors, council members spend time getting to know and understand Response for Teens' important work in their respective communities so that they can better share information with friends, neighbors, community leaders, school faculty and personnel, synagogue and church groups, funders, and other stakeholders.

Another key responsibility of the RAC is fundraising critical dollars to support Response for Teens' vital programs and services.

RAC members 2019–2020

Executive Committee:

Nanci Dobkin– Chairperson
Hollis Russinof - Immediate Past Chair

RAC members:

Darlene Bikshorn, JUF Women's Division Representative
Debbie Dresner

Alexa Ehrlich
Lisa Feller
Terri Freeman
Jon Frydman
Melinda Grossman

Jordan Kagan
Jill Katlin
Lauren Kugelman
Linda Kupfer
Sara L. Manewith, Response for Teens Program Director
Susan McCracken
Pamela Ruos
Julie Sacks
Eve Samson
Bruce E. Scher
Arin Stevens, JUF Young Women's Division Representative
Lori Shapiro
Shari Zenner

Honorary RAC members:

Dr. Karen Bernstein
Rabbi Wendi Geffen