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 2022–2023

Executive Committee:

Eve Samson– Chairperson
Nancy Dobkin - Immediate Past Chair

RAC members:

Debbie Dresner
Lisa Feller
Cristi Finkel, JUF Women’s Division Representative
Terri Freeman
Aleksandra Furman
Natasha Goldberg
Melinda Grossman
Jordan Kagan
Jill Katlin
Lauren Kugelman
Linda Kupfer
Stacey Orleans
Lydia Rifkind
Barry Rubin

Pamela Ruos
Heidi Sachs, JUF Young Women’s Division Representative
Bruce E. Scher
Lori Shapiro
Andrea Stratton

Honorary RAC members:

Dr. Karen Bernstein
Rabbi Wendi Geffen