People

2020 Interview Team

Get to Know Our people.

We believe diversity is what makes us strong. Our team members come to us from countless perspectives, backgrounds, and areas of expertise.

  • Meet the Team
    Lobna Agbaria
    Lobna AgbariaProgram Director
    Guy Margalit
    Guy MargalitSenior Program and Regional Manager
    Nicola O’SheaOperations Manager
    Liron Klein
    Liron KleinVenture Development Specialist
    Izzy Nickel
    Izzy NickelDepartment Coordinator
  • Growth Committee
    Perry Solomon
    Perry SolomonCo-Chairperson of the Growth Committee
    David Mendels
    David MendelsCo-Chairperson of the Growth Committee
    Sari Rapkin
    Sari RapkinRetired Partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers
    Lester Fagen
    Lester FagenPartner at Cooley LLP
    Sally Ourieff MD
    Sally Ourieff MDFounder of Translational Consulting
  • OGS Academic Team / Teaching Faculty
    Lisa M. Lynch
    Lisa M. LynchProvost of Brandeis University
    Brenda Anderson
    Brenda AndersonAcademic Director
    Carole Carlson
    Carole CarlsonVenture Development Leader
    Elif Sisli Ciamarra
    Elif Sisli CiamarraTeaching Faculty
    Joel Cutcher-Gershenfeld
    Joel Cutcher-GershenfeldTeaching Faculty
    Alain Lempereur
    Alain LempereurTeaching Faculty
    Roberta Clark
    Roberta ClarkTeaching Faculty
  • OGS Advisory Board
    R. Nicholas Burns
    R. Nicholas Burns, Chairman, U.S. Ambassador (Ret.)

    Ambassador Nicholas Burns is the Goodman Professor of the Practice of Diplomacy and International Relations at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is Faculty Chair of the Future of Diplomacy Project and also of the Project on Europe and the Transatlantic Relationship at the Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs. Burns is Executive Director of the Aspen Strategy Group and Aspen Security Forum, and Senior Counselor at The Cohen Group. He is Chairman of the Board of Our Generation Speaks, which seeks to bring together young Palestinians and Israelis in common purpose.

    Burns served in the United States government for 27 years as a career Foreign Service Officer. He was Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs (2005-2008), U.S. Ambassador to NATO (2001-2005), U.S. Ambassador to Greece (1997-2001), and State Department Spokesperson (1995-1997). He worked on the National Security Council as Senior Director for Russia, Ukraine and Eurasia Affairs; Special Assistant to President Clinton; and Director for Soviet Affairs for President George H.W. Bush. Burns served in the American Consulate General in Jerusalem where he coordinated U.S. economic assistance to the Palestinian people in the West Bank and before that, at the American embassies in Egypt and Mauritania. He earned a bachelor’s degree in history from Boston College and a master’s degree in international relations from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.

    Robert K. Kraft | Founding Honorary Chairman, CEO of The Kraft Group
    Governor Deval L. Patrick | Founding Chairman, 71st Governor of Massachusetts
    Aron J. Ain | Chairman & CEO at Ultimate Kronos Group (UKG)
    Hani Alami | Founder & Chairman at Jest, CEO at Coolnet
    Ibrahim AlHusseini | Founder and Managing Partner at FullCycle Energy Fund
    Ola Baker | Founder & CEO at Growon
    Maysa Baransi | Founding Partner at BINA
    Bradley M. Bloom | Co-Founder & Senior Advisor, Berkshire Partners
    Stuart W. Davidson | Partner at Willig, Williams & Davidson
    Laurel W. Eisner | Former Chair of the Board of Directors at The Leir Foundation
    Ohad Elhelo | Founder of Our Generation Speaks, Co-Founder & CEO at Stuff
    Bahaa W. Fam | Managing Partner at Greystone Partners LLC; Senior Advisor to The MITRE Corporation
    Michael G. Frieze | Chief Investment Officer & Chairman of the Board of Directors at Gordon Brothers
    Sandra E. Goodstein | Managing Director & Senior Financial Advisor at Wescott
    John Harthorne | Founder of MassChallenge, Founder & Managing Director at Two Lanterns Venture Partners
    Linda Heller Kamm | Former General Counsel to the U.S. Cabinet Department of Transportation
    Rosabeth Moss Kanter | Director & Chair of Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative
    Andrew Kuritzkes | Executive VP and Chief Risk Officer at State Street
    Douglass E. Karp | President, New England Development
    Meyer Koplow | Chair of Board of Trustees at Brandeis University
    Daniel A. Kraft | President International of The Kraft Group
    Randa Masri | Founder and CEO of ConnectME
    David Mendels | Former CEO of Brightcove
    Dale S. Okonow | Partner at The Watermill Group
    Perry Solomon | Former CEO and Chairman of Esquire Solutions
    Tracey Specter | Life & Leadership Coach at YOU MATTER
    Geraldine Acuna Sunshine | Board of Trustees at Harvard University
    Imad Telhami | Founder and Chairman of Babcom
    David Weil | Dean of the Heller School for Social Policy and Management at Brandeis University
    Lisa M. Lynch (Ex Officio) | Provost at Brandeis University

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