Welcome to the Milton Board for 2021-2022
July 29, 2021
We are excited to welcome the new Board Members for 2021-2022, thank our Board Members rotating off of their terms, and share with you information about Milton’s Board of Trustees.
Joining our Board of Trustees:
Adam Berman is a parent of a first grader and Pre-Kindergartener at Milton, as well as two younger children. During the 2020-2021 school year, Adam served as the Chair of Milton’s annual fund campaign. He is also a Trustee of Jewish Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund, serving on the Investment Committee. In addition to his expertise in investment of capital and real estate, Adam brings experience in the fields of STEM and STEM education with a Masters in Physics from Princeton University and a Bachelors in Applied and Engineering Physics from Cornell University. He is also a competitive ping pong player, enjoys rollerblade hockey, biking, music, and spending time with his family. Adam, Emily and their children live in Washington, D.C. and are members of Temple Sinai.
Nadine Greenfield-Binstock is the parent of a recent alumnus, as well as a middle school student and an elementary school student at Milton. Prior to joining the Board, Nadine served as an Admission Ambassador, co-chairing the middle school recruitment and retention program, worked on the Purim Ball for five years, and volunteered on the annual fund campaign for three years. Nadine is the Managing Director of Leadership at the American Jewish Committee (AJC). She has been the head of AJC’s national leadership since 2011 and prior to that, served as the AJC Washington Region’s Associate Director and as the Liaison on Polish-Jewish Affairs. As Managing Director of Leadership, Nadine supervises the departments of Leadership Development and Board Engagement, as well as the Young Leadership department, including AJC’s Leaders for Tomorrow high school program, Campus Affairs, and ACCESS (post college young leadership). Nadine, Andrew and their children live in Washington, D.C. and are members of Ohev Sholom.
Nicole Rosen is the parent of a fourth grader and an alumnus, a graduate of Milton’s first middle school class. She serves as the Co-Chair of the Milton Ambassadors’ Middle School Committee and has worked closely with the school’s Admission team on recruitment and retention efforts. In that role, Nicole has spoken at many Open House Admission events and screenings to share the perspective of a transfer family. On the retention side, the Middle School Committee hosted the first Milton Bowling Bash which drew 80 attendees representing more than 25 Middle School families, and the committee is working on a Middle School Challah Bake. Nicole is a public relations professional with decades of experience helping elected officials, Fortune 500 companies, non-profit organizations and individuals communicate their message and affect change. Prior to starting her own business, she worked as a press secretary on Capitol Hill and on political campaigns, and served as the communications manager for a corporation’s DC office. Nicole, Eric and their three children live in Bethesda, MD and are members of Ohr Kodesh Congregation.
Rotating off the Board of Trustees:
We are immensely grateful to our outgoing Board of Trustee members. Our school community as well as the greater DC community benefited from their leadership, wisdom, dedication, and commitment. Thank you to Marina Feldman, Kimberly Hasenberg, David Kurtzer-Ellenbogen, and Steve Laufer.
Milton Board of Trustees for Academic Year 2021-2022:
- Jeremy Levine, President
- Peter Federowicz, Vice-President
- Maia Magder, Vice-President
- Emily Appelbaum, Treasurer
- Adam Pearlman, Secretary
- Edna Friedberg, Past President
- Monica Abrams
- Billy Begal
- Adam Berman
- Dan Brandenburg
- Jeffrey Colman
- Miriam Feffer
- Denise Gershowitz
- Evan Goldman
- Nadine Greenfield-Binstock
- Nathan Lesser
- Anneben Levine
- Emily Moiduddin
- Sarah Rabin Spira
- Nicole Rosen
- Allison Turner
- Michaela Wilkes-Klein
About the Board of Trustees:
The Board of Trustees, working closely with the Head of School, has the ultimate responsibility for maintaining the integrity, standing, reputation, and future direction of the school. The Board works to ensure that Milton remains financially stable, fiscally responsible, forward-thinking, and adherent to its mission and core values. The Board makes major funding decisions for the school, including setting the yearly operating budget and tuition, adopting investment policies, and guiding the finances of Milton. The Board also works to create and implement the school’s strategic plans and evaluates the Head of School.
The members of the Board of Trustees, who serve as volunteers, share a passionate commitment and dedication to Jewish education and support the school with their time, experience, vision, and resources. Members of the parent body, alumni, and greater community are represented on the Milton Board of Trustees. The Head of School and Milton Parent Association (MPA) president serve in an ex-officio capacity on the board.
Under the guidance of the Board President, the Board is composed of several working committees, each of which examines key issues and makes policy recommendations that strengthen the School and support its goals. These include four permanent committees (Executive, Audit, Finance, and Trustees) and additional long-standing Advisory Committees (Advancement, External Affairs, and Facilities).
About the Board Nomination Process:
By design, Milton’s Board of Trustees is to be a professional, forward-thinking leadership body that effectively facilitates the school’s growth and advancement, supports staff and faculty in delivering high quality learning, and generates financial support to ensure long-term sustainability. Board members actively link the internal school community with the external Greater Washington, D.C. community, serving as ambassadors for Milton to the public at large. The Board has 21 members, no more than 15 of whom are parents of Milton students.
In January, an open call for Board members is made and a notice is shared in Hashavua. The Board accepts nominations and self-nominations, and the Trustee Committee works through March and April to select Board members that best exemplify the characteristics that are foundational for service on Milton’s Board of Trustees; the Trustee Committee also considers personal or professional experience that aligns with the most pressing concerns that the school faces at the time. The Board of Trustees Candidates are voted upon by the Board in May. The number of open Board seats varies from year to year, as Trustees serve either three consecutive two-year terms, or two consecutive two-year terms, and one year-long term.