Samantha Krantz

Atlanta, GA

Samantha Krantz is a Junior at the Honors College of Charleston and is originally from Canton, Georgia. Samantha is a double major in Public Health and Jewish Studies while aspiring to go to medical school after graduation to become a Pediatric Neurologist in hopes of curing Epilepsy. Her two worlds are her love for medicine by helping others, and her passion for advocating and educating about the Holocaust. She finds that both her colliding worlds impact her life in so many ways. Samantha is the President of the College of Charleston’s Hillel, Vice President of the Pre-Medical Honors Society, Director of Recruitment for Charleston Miracle, a member of the Remember Programs committee, she has started the movement of the Daffodil Project in Charleston, and has devoted her life to continue to share the stories of the many survivors such as Joe Engel so that this will never happen again in history.

2018-06-01T10:54:28-04:00 Board of Advisors|

Catherine Wilhoit

Baltimore, MD
Catherine Wilhoit is an attorney based in Charleston, South Carolina. In addition to the practice of law, Mrs. Wilhoit spends extensive time working to improve conflict resolution skills among families and in educational environments through her business, Addressing Basic Conflict, LLC. She has worked with many local non-profit organizations, including Wings for Kids, Engaging Creative Minds and The Charleston County Police Department through Camp Hope, and has presented at the SC Safe Schools Summit and International Conflict Resolution Education Conference. Mrs. Wilhoit has worked in the chambers of Ret. Chief Administrative Judge Paul W. Garfinkel and the late Chief Judge of Juvenile Justice for Atlanta Fulton County, The Honorable Sanford Jones.

Mrs. Wilhoit is a South Carolina Supreme Court Certified Arbitrator, Civil Mediator and Family Mediator. She is also an Adjunct Professor at Charleston Law, where she teaches ADR and Arbitration Law and Practice, volunteers for the 9th Circuit as a Juvenile Arbitrator, and serves as President of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston.

2018-05-23T11:55:03-04:00 Board of Advisors|

Cathy Marino

New Jersey, Charleston, SC

Cathy Marino has devoted her career to education with a special focus on Early Childhood Development ( founder and director of the first Infant Toddler Child Care Program in the state of N.J. ) and Special Education. She has spent over 34 years as an educator, teaching Pre-School, Kindergarten through 5th grade, and as Principal of an Elementary School with children from 34 countries speaking 54 languages. Mrs. Marino holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Russell Sage College, a Master’s degree Summa Cum Laude from Fairleigh Dickinson University and completed her graduate coursework in Special Education and Early Childhood Education at Harvard, Yale and Columbia Universities. Mrs. Marino is a published author, has served on the President’s National Advisory Council in Washington, DC, and received the Governor’s Award for Outstanding teachers in New Jersey. Supporting numerous causes in the Low Country, she serves on the College of Charleston’s School of Education Teacher-Leader Program, the School of The Arts Advisory Board and the Charleston Promise Neighborhood Board. She is Vice Chairman of Engaging Creative Minds, a Board member of The Gaillard Management Corporation, MUSC’s Heart & Vascular Center, Co-Founder of Arts, etc. and Co-Founder of The Children’s Center at Carolina Park. Many of her former Board positions include : The SC Aquarium Education Committee, Charleston Education network, Trident United Way, Life Management Center for ADD, ADHD Children & Families, Darkness To Light, Book Buddies, WINGS for Kids, and Florence Crittenton.

2018-08-17T11:23:40-04:00 Board of Advisors|

Stuart Kaufman

Charleston, SC

Stuart Kaufman is a retired lawyer, businessman and entrepreneur. He held numerous positions in corporate life, practiced law (he quit that twice because he hated it so much), was an investment banker, and owned several businesses. He holds a B.A. from New York University, and a J.D. from The George Washington University. At GW, he was one of the first five people in the country to earn an LL.M. in Environmental Law. He has one son, David, who is a big shot lawyer in New York, and one wife, Susan, who was a big shot lawyer in New York. He also has a big shot daughter-in-law and three big shot grandsons. Stuart retired in 2005, and when Susan retired in 2012, they moved from New York City to the Holy City of Charleston where, according to Stuart, life began again. He spends his free time as a political activist, supporting the State of Israel, playing at being a greeter at Hyman’s Seafood Restaurant, and riding his big, honkin’ Harley. He recently became a member of the Charleston Symphony Orchestra Chorus, where he utilizes the skills that he acquired as a result of many years of practice in the shower.

2018-08-17T11:33:39-04:00 Board of Advisors|

David Ozeroff

Philadelphia, PA

David Ozeroff joins our Board of Advisors representing Philadelphia and South New Jersey. Well known in his community as a contractor and insurance reconstruction specialist for the HOW Group of Companies, David has long been active in Jewish causes and is a supporter of the Jewish Federation of Philadelphia, The Golden Slipper Club and Charities and the JCFS. Holocaust Education has always been near and dear to his heart and between his personal relationships with Survivors and their families, coupled with Educators like Discovery Channel Teacher of the Year Lise Marlowe, David brings a dynamic presence to the Foundation.

2018-08-17T11:40:18-04:00 Board of Advisors|

Stephen Cabrero

Stephen Cabrero, owner of Eye to Eye Productions, works closely with advertising agencies and corporations, producing top-notch commercials and industrial films in both English and Spanish. He is also a popular Spanish voice-over talent in Dallas/Fort Worth, and nationally.

A graduate of The University of Texas at Arlington with a BA in Communications and a minor in both Film and Photography, Stephen knows every aspect of the communications industry. He pioneered the first 30-minute Spanish Newscast in Dallas/Forth Worth with KUVN-TV (Univision) as Producer/Director; eventually becoming the first Spanish weatherman in the same newscast. Mr. Cabrero has extensive multi-camera event experience, and has taken great strides in the production of high quality media presented to the Hispanic Community. He also serves as a Boy Scout leader; crediting the scouting program with teaching him the positive life skills he continues to use today.

Stephen has been a member of Congregation Beth Shalom in Arlington, Texas, and a committed supporter of the Jewish Community in the Dallas/Fort Worth Area for more than 25 years. In his youth he lived in Israel for a short time, and though not born a Jew, he was deemed to become one when he met Sara Levy, his wife of more than 32 years.

To Stephen, keeping the history of the Holocaust alive is of utmost importance. After viewing “To Auschwitz and Back – The Joe Engel Story” a conversation with friend and fellow Producer/Director Ron Small solidified his commitment to join forces and Stephen will handle cinematography duties for all productions in Texas, as well as lend his valuable insight as a member of our Board of Advisors.

2018-08-17T11:34:30-04:00 Board of Advisors|

Lester Schwartz

Charleston, SC

Lester S. Schwartz was born in Charleston South Carolina three (3) minutes before Board of Director’s member, Paul D. Schwartz, and is a sole practitioner attorney in Charleston, South Carolina. He has been practicing law for over thirty years. His practice is concentrated in the areas of taxation, estate planning and probate. Lester obtained his undergraduate degree from the College of Charleston in 1978, his Law Degree from the University of South Carolina in 1985, and his LL.M. in Taxation from the University of Florida College of Law in 1986. He is a member of the Charleston County Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and the South Carolina Bar (Tax Law, Probate, Estate Planning and Trust Law Sections. He is also a member of the Charleston Tax Council and the Estate Planning Council of Charleston. He was also an adjunct Law Professor at Charleston School of Law, in the areas of Estate Planning and Estate and Gift Taxation.

2018-08-17T11:32:51-04:00 Board of Advisors|

Dan Gurlitz

New York, NY

Founding Member and CEO of Soundview Media Partners, Dan Gurlitz entered the entertainment distribution industry in 1984. His career began in advertising, and includes over ten years in sales followed by 15 years in senior management within rapid-growth, independent environments. Prior to launching Soundview, Dan was the Senior Vice President and General Manager, Video, for Entertainment One U.S.

NY-based Soundview Media Partners works with and represents filmmakers, artists, and content-owners. Specializing in the development of product lines, and the setting up and expansion of distribution channels, Soundview focuses on categories that target identifiable consumer groups. Soundview also serves the film, audio and video communities in a variety of sales and marketing capacities including the direct sales and licensing of films for the educational and non-theatrical exhibition market sectors.

2018-08-17T11:36:05-04:00 Board of Advisors|

Talli Dippold

Charlotte, NC

Talli Dippold is the Associate Director of the Stan Greenspon Center for Peace and Social Justice and Director of Jewish Life at Queens University of Charlotte. Previously, she was the Executive Director of the Levine-Sklut Judaic Library & Resource Center at Shalom Park.

Talli holds a Masters in Holocaust and Genocide Studies. After many years in the hospitality industry she decided to change her focus and pursue her lifelong passion for Judaism and Holocaust studies. Talli has travelled extensively throughout Eastern Europe and participated in numerous educational opportunities including the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Belfer Conference, The Prestigious Holocaust and Jewish Resistance Teachers Program, as well as the Hillel International Professionals’ Heritage Study Tour in Poland. She has been an active member of the North Carolina Council on the Holocaust since 2013. She is currently teaching a college level class on Preserving Memory in the Digital Age which includes a two weeks study tour throughout Poland.

Talli is passionate about Jewish engagement; during her college years she was the president of her schools’ Hillel and has taught Hebrew for many years.

Talli is a native of Jerusalem and the granddaughter of four Holocaust survivors.

2018-05-23T11:32:33-04:00 Board of Advisors|
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