Board of Directors

Richard Bernstein

Chairman (Wellington, FL)

Richard Bernstein is an attorney with more than four decades of experience in the areas of corporate finance, strategic and venture capital financing’s, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and technology transfer transactions; domestic and international joint ventures; and nonprofit organizations. Mr. Bernstein has counseled private and public companies in a variety of matters, including formation, financing, intellectual property, and strategic alliances. He has also managed mergers and acquisition transactions and technology licensing matters in the United States, Israel, Poland, the Netherlands, Russia, Ukraine, Brazil, Argentina, and Uruguay.


Mr. Bernstein earned a bachelor’s in business administration from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1976. He then went to the University of Miami School of Law where he earned a J.D. degree in 1980, graduating cum laude.


Mr. Bernstein has been active lay leadership in a number of not-for-profit organizations for over 30 years. He is the current chair of the Board pf Vibe Israel USA and of the Jewish Agency for Israel North American Council. He is the past chair of United Israel Appeal, the iCenter for Israel Education and One Laptop Per Child. Mr. Bernstein is the current chair of the executive committee of ORT America and a past Deputy President of World ORT. Currently he sits on the boards of the Jewish Agency, the Jewish Federations of North America and the Greater Miami Jewish Federation.

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Joanna Landau

President (Tel Aviv, IL)

Joanna Landau was born in London and moved to Israel with her family when she was 5 years old. After serving in the IDF as a paramedic, she read law at Cambridge University where she gained BA and MA degrees. Joanna also holds an MBA, cum laude, from Reichman University in Israel. Joanna worked as a lawyer in the high-tech industry and established two Internet start-ups based in Tel Aviv.


In 2009, Joanna founded Vibe Israel (formerly Kinetis), to change the way people think and feel about Israel. She is also on the Board of Directors of Vibe Israel USA, Vibe Israel’s 501(c)(3) partner in the U.S.


Joanna is a governor of Tel Aviv University, a member of the International Education Committee of Taglit-Birthright and the Advisory Committee of Innovation Without Boarders, and a Director of Tel Aviv Global & Tourism. In 2015 she was shortlisted for the Rappaport Prize for a Change Making Woman, and in 2017, Joanna was chosen by Forbes Israel as one of the fifty most influential women in Israel.


She lives in Tel-Aviv with her husband and three children.

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Mark Reisbaum

Secretary and Treasurer (San Francisco, CA)

Mark Reisbaum brings nearly 30 years of professional experience as a foundation and nonprofit executive to his role as an independent philanthropy advisor working with family foundations and high net-worth individuals. During his 19 years at the San Francisco-based Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund, where he served as Chief Endowment Officer and Senior Director of Philanthropic Engagement, Mark advised hundreds of individual philanthropists, couples, families, and foundation boards in best practices in grant making, philanthropy and legacy planning, and program development. He has staffed and served on the boards of over 20 grant making foundations, working with multiple generations in all aspects of financial and fiduciary management; grant making; program development; and management. He has also built innovative programs that have successfully engaged younger philanthropists and entrepreneurs in giving, in expanding their peer networks, and in taking on meaningful volunteer leadership roles.


Mark came to the philanthropic sector after a 10-year career in investment banking, where he structured international financing projects for large, closely held companies and built his coaching, mentoring and training skills as the Director of Entry Level Training for Citicorp’s Institute for Global Finance.


Growing up in a family involved in philanthropy and the arts, Mark has also been an active community volunteer. In addition to serving as Secretary of the Board of Vibe Israel, U.S.A. Mark is currently Chair of the Board of SPARK SF Public School and Treasurer of the Board of the Greenlight Clinic. He previously served on the boards of GLAAD and the STOP AIDS Project. Mark has participated in the OutGiving program for LGBT and allied philanthropists and is an active member of the Jewish Funders Network.


Mark has a B.A. from Columbia College and an M.A. in Nonprofit Administration from the University of San Francisco.

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Alicia Oberman

Chicago, IL

Alicia is the Founder and Chief Experience Officer of Boardified. Alicia is a thought leader in board development and nonprofit management, utilizing her many years of experience in the sector and board service to partner with board members and boards on governance best practices. She currently serves on the Boards of Directors of, and in advisory capacities to, a number of nonprofit organizations, including: the Goldie Initiative, VIBE Israel USA, Leading Edge (Governance Committee), and the Melanoma Tissue Bank Consortium.


From 2007-2019, Alicia served as the Executive Director of the Jack Miller Family Foundation (for which she remains a Board member and strategic lead in Jewish philanthropy) and its related philanthropic fund, the Jack and Goldie Wolfe Miller Fund. Alicia directed all of the foundation’s programs and operations and served as the foundation’s liaison to its nonprofit partners and the community. Alicia graduated Magna Cum Laude with Distinction in English from Amherst College in 1999. She then received her JD from Northwestern University’s School of Law in 2003.

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Ori Raphael

Dallas, TX

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