We are excited to introduce you to the first cohort of the Jewish Federation of Madison's MadCAB: Madison Jewish Leadership Cabinet. Modeled after the Jewish Federation of North America's National Young Leadership Cabinet, this dynamic leadership development program for emerging young Madison area Jewish community leaders launched with nine professionals committed to participating in the 18-month program and serving in a leadership role within the Jewish community.
Throughout the program, individuals participate in cohort-based learning sessions led by local community leaders, one-on-one mentoring, a civil rights and social justice journey through the US South, and a trip to Israel. Curriculum highlights include:
• A deep dive into our local Jewish community.
• Exploring our Jewish identities.
• Evolving our Jewish story.
• Developing board leadership skills.
• Becoming change agents within our community.
Participants will gain a deeper understanding of our local Jewish community's strengths and needs and acquire tools to become effective leaders within our community.
Sarit lives on the west side of Madison with her husband, Jeremy, and one-year-old daughter, Naomi. She works for Exact Sciences managing clinical studies to support the development of new cancer diagnostic tests. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring new places, gardening, photography, and creating an annual family photo book to capture their adventures from the past year. She is participating in MadCAB to be part of the leadership that helps shape the Jewish community in Madison for her daughter.
Sammy Gorelik is a Creative Director and Copywriter living in Madison, Wisconsin. She has over a decade of experience working in both Chicago and Boston advertising agencies, writing and developing creative campaigns for brands like Volvo, Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day, and New Balance. Most recently, Sammy joined the brand team as a Creative Director for Mayo Clinic, using her creative communication skills to help connect patients with life-changing treatments. When she's not working, Sammy enjoys spending time with her husband, Mike, and their two daughters, Lilah and Sefira, along with her Goldendoodle, Ruby. She is a member of Temple Beth El, where she co-chairs the Young Families committee and supports the Communications committee. Though she has only been living here for about a year, Sammy already loves the tight-knit feel, easy access to nature, and warm, vibrant Jewish community. She's excited to be part of it.
Reeva Kedia was born in Memphis, Tennessee. She obtained her MBA and BS in Public Health from The University of Alabama. During school, Reeva was a personal trainer, interned at healthcare centers, and led a biotech startup. Reeva moved to Madison, Wisconsin, to be an Implementation Coordinator at Epic Systems. Reeva is passionate about process improvement and making health and well-being accessible to all. Reeva and her boyfriend Josh run the Jova Foundation, a nonprofit focused on sustainable aid. In her free time, Reeva enjoys listening to audiobooks, water coloring, and spending time with Josh and their dog, Denver.
Jorden is a Pennsylvania native and came to Madison in June 2013 for a zoo pathology fellowship at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in conjunction with the Milwaukee County Zoo. She is currently the Assistant Director of Anatomic Pathology for Antech Diagnostics, an international animal diagnostic laboratory. From college through veterinary school and additional specialty training, Jorden has lived all over the world, including Baltimore, Maryland; Glasgow, Scotland; Miami, Florida; Knoxville, Tennessee; and New York, New York. She is passionate about women's reproductive rights. Following the overturning of Roe v. Wade, she saw MadCAB as an opportunity to have her voice heard and gain important training that will help her institute changes using a Jewish perspective and values. Jorden enjoys downhill skiing (and was once a Professional Ski Instructor of America); biking; hiking; and spending time with her husband Zach, son Sam, and rescue dog Duke.
Evan is a current UW-Madison doctoral student in the field of teacher education, with a research emphasis on contemplative practices in educational contexts. Previously, she was a college-level instructor, as well as a middle school science teacher. She is a serial Badger with a BS in Elementary Education and Master's degrees in Curriculum & Instruction and Education Leadership and Policy Analysis. Evan is a mom of three (a six-year-old, a three-year-old, and a newborn) and a partner of one (to Joe Loehnis). They love living on the east side of Madison with access to canoeing or frozen ice walking on Lake Monona, biking (often with ice cream as a destination), and festivals.
Aaron provides strategic advice and manages initiatives for the UW System VP for Academic and Student Affairs and the Board of Regents Education Committee. Previously, at UW Hillel, he directed communications, programming, and student leadership. He also helped educators become civically active at Leadership for Educational Equity, a national leadership development nonprofit. Aaron's other experiences include practicing commercial and political law at a large Wisconsin law firm, teaching Spanish with Teach For America in Washington, DC, and developing policy and communications for a national issue campaign.
Aaron earned a BA from Washington University in St. Louis, an MA in teaching from American University, and a JD from UW. He lives with his wife, Jami Crespo, and their two daughters Mara (born in 2016) and Lielle (born in 2019), in Madison, Wisconsin. Aaron enjoys cooking and all outdoor activities, especially Ultimate Frisbee.
Adam Sherman is an attorney by training, practicing commercial litigation for five years in Miami, Florida, before attending the University of Wisconsin School of Business, earning his MBA in 2014. After that, he joined Discovery to Product (D2P), the University of Wisconsin's engine for technology commercialization, where he assisted in the strategic development of potential startup companies. In 2017, Adam joined American Family Insurance as a member of their strategic partnership group, evaluating early-stage companies through pilot engagements to determine their fit as potential investment or acquisition targets. He now works as a senior financial analyst for the investment group at American Family, assisting in the management of the company's private equity, private credit, and real asset portfolios. As someone who is not native to the Madison area, Adam's motivation for participating in MadCAB is to gain greater exposure to and foster connections with the local Jewish community. Outside of work, Adam enjoys spending time with his wife, Sarah, and two children, Rory and Reese, exploring the local attractions. He is also an avid Cubs and Bears fan.
Lindsay Suttin grew up in the Chicago suburb of Highland Park, Illinois. She received a Communications degree from Lewis & Clark College in Portland, Oregon. After graduating, she worked for seven years as an events planner for PGA Tour-sanctioned tournaments throughout the country. After moving to Madison, she worked for twelve years at Saris Cycling Group, a local company manufacturing bicycle accessories globally. Today Lindsay serves as Executive Director of the Saris Bikes For Kids Foundation bringing underserved youth worldwide a safe and energizing place to ride – replacing screen time with bike time! Lindsay is married to Jonathan Suttin. They have two elementary-age children, Josh and Matthew, and live in the Nakoma neighborhood in Madison.
Born in New York City and raised in Cleveland, Dr. Elizabeth H. Winston is a psychologist and partner at Shorewood Psychology, and a consultant with Consulting Collaborative. She and her husband, Jessup, are raising three kids on the near west side of Madison and are proud supporters of the Madison public schools. Elizabeth's passions include travel, reading, music, theater, and working toward social justice. Elizabeth is appreciative of the opportunity to be part of MadCAB, where she can grow in her Jewish identity and be a servant leader for the Madison Jewish community.
Interested in learning more about MadCAB? Contact Marni Ginsberg, Director of Engagement and Leadership at (608) 442-4077 or email@example.com or see more on the MadCAB webpage.