President – Elisa Ezor
Vice President – Roben Smolar
Treasurer – Steve Grossman
Corresponding Secretary – Philip Siegel
Mary Pat Hill
Elisa Ezor was previously President and co-owner of Crème de la Crème Preschools for nearly 20 years. Elisa has an MBA in Finance and an undergraduate degree in Marketing. More recently she has served on many boards including Pace Academy, the YMCA and the Atlanta Jewish Federation. She is a lifetime member of Ahavath Achim. Elisa is married to Bobby Ezor and has two grown children Zachary (Lara) and Danielle.
Roben Smolar is the Director of Communications for the Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation, a global organization that seeks to ignite the passion and unleash the power in young people to create positive change in their communities. The Foundation’s work emphasizes efforts to strengthen the Jewish community and Israel, improve public education in the United States and enhance the quality of life in the family’s hometown of Tulsa, OK. Roben is a native of Chicago, Illinois. She lives in Underwood Hills with her husband, Gregg, and two children, Jocey and Joshua, are students at Ahava. Outside of work, Roben enjoys doing yoga and exploring the city with her family.
Steve Grossman has an MA in Jewish Studies from Baltimore Hebrew University. He was then the Director of Youth and Family Activities for Beth Israel in Baltimore. He was the Director of Education at Ahavath Achim for nearly 10 years. After that Steve was a financial analyst for UPS and was owner and CEO of Steve’s Live Music in Sandy Springs.
Philip Siegel is a past president of Ahavath Achim and under his leadership approved the creation of Ahava. Philip is a construction attorney with a focus on labor and employment law in the construction industry. He is a member and shareholder at Hendrick, Phillips, Salzman & Siegel. He received his BBA degree from the University of Michigan and a law degree from Emory University. Philip lives with his wife Debra and their children Zoe and Zachary.
Harold Cohen is a retired actuary and member of Ahavath Achim’s Budget and Finance Committee. He has served with ING as a Vice President, and was a consultant for Cohen Financial. He is a fourth generation member of AA, and is married with two children and one grandson.
Fran Galishoff has a BA and MA in English and School Administration. Fran has taught at Grady and North Springs High Schools. She has been a consultant for Temima High School as well as Yeshiva Ohr Yisrael. She currently serves as an adjunct faculty member in English for Kennesaw State. Fran is an extremely active volunteer and serves on many boards and committees throughout the community.
Mary Pat Hill is currently a veterinarian at a non-profit animal hospital. Previously she was an Emergency and Critical Care veterinarian. Her volunteer work includes teaching classes to children including “Vets in Training” and “Teddy Bear Surgery”. She is married and has a 14 year old daughter.
Sara Hoffenberg joined Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta in 2007 and Marcus Autism Center in 2008. She is a clinical child psychologist in the Pediatric Neuro-developmental Center with extensive experience and expertise in disorders of early childhood and developmental disorders. Sara is married and has three children. Her youngest child, Bennett, is a student at Ahava.
Harris Konter is a Wealth Management Specialist with Raymond James & Associates for 9 years and 2 years ago became an equity partner at Vidal Whittey and Konter Wealth Advisors. Harris received the “Rising Star” award in 2008 and broadened his experience by becoming a Certified Financial Planner. Harris was named by the Atlanta Business Chronicle’s “40 under 40” in 2012. Harris is a Savannah native. He has a BSBA degree in Decision Information Sciences. He has served on several boards including AJFF, International Rescue Committee, MEGA family project, American Jewish Committee and ACCESS. Harris is married and has a one year old son.
Michael Levine is a retired pediatrician who practiced medicine in Sandy Springs for 47 years. He went on medical missions to Odessa and Minsk. For years he hosted an “Ask the Doctor Show” on two radio stations in Atlanta. He has been a docent at the High Museum for the past 20 years. At 82, he stays extremely busy, and is involved in the Mentor program at Emory helping doctors to understand that “aging doesn’t mean you are old”.
Jennifer Rosenfeld is originally from Connecticut and went to Emory with a BA in mathematics and economics. Jennifer spent 15 years as a software consultant in the utility industry. She and her husband are founding board members of the Appalachian Children’s Emergency Shelter. She is also the outreach coordinator for the Zaban Couples Shelter. Jennifer is married and has two daughters.
Rob Wildstein grew up at the Ahavath Achim synagogue and has been actively involved on the Board and as an officer for many years. Rob is committed to Jewish education having served on Boards for several Atlanta area Day Schools. Rob is the current president of the Ahavath Achim Synagogue. When he is not spending time with family or engaged in volunteer activities, he is a lawyer at the law firm of Bodker, Ramsey, Andrews, Winograd & Wildstein.