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Elizabeth A. Rubenstein
Through the years, Liz was a presence in the schools her children attended by volunteering her time with various classroom activities, school committees, PTA and Booster Club organizations. She continued in this role, after her daughter graduated by helping to prepare, deliver and serve meals to the residents at the Children’s Inn at NIH in Bethesda, MD. Liz belonged to a group that cooked meals for the Chase Partnership House, a men’s homeless shelter in Rockville, Maryland. For 15 years, she worked at her husband’s law firm as an account manager. Liz has a passion for helping others.
For over seven years she has put in more than 2,500 hours volunteering as a Crisis Hotline Counselor on the 988 Suicide Prevention and Crisis Lifeline, The Montgomery County Homeless Hotline, The Serving Together Military Hotline afterhours, and the Montgomery County Hotline, which is accredited by the American Association of Suicidology. She answers confidential calls, provides supportive listening, aids in problem solving, information and referral, as well as crisis suicide prevention and intervention. Liz is certified in Mental Health First Aid and
trained in crisis management.
Delaney M. Rubenstein
Delaney ("Laney") graduated from the University of Maryland in May of 2021 where she earned her Masters in Social Work. She is currently working at Lifespan Behavioral Health Services; where she counsels children, teenagers and young adults who suffer from anxiety, depression, trauma and/or attachment issues.
Laney graduated from Elon University in 2019 with a major in Psychology and a minor in Human Service Studies. While there she served as the Team Leader of the group exercise team for Elon’s Campus Recreation and Wellness. Laney is still extremely passionate about health and fitness especially Zumba and Orange Theory Fitness.
While at Elon, Laney was a Play Therapy Volunteer at a pre-school and a Volunteer at the Positive Attitude Youth Center where she worked with at-risk children coordinating after-school activities. She spent a summer as an Operational Intern with EveryMind in their Linkages to Learning Program; assisting in the development and implementation of extracurricular programs in primary education for immigrant children and children of low-income families. Laney spent a semester studying in London where she served as a Learning Mentor for the Love-To-Learn organization. She educated British refugee children on social skills, learning fundamentals and academic studies.
Laney also worked as a guidance intern at The Charles E. Smith Jewish Day School during her 1st year of graduate school, and at Creative Counseling Connections during her 2nd year field placement.
Laney is currently working to gain her hours to obtain her LCSW degree in the next year.
Mitchell Rubenstein was of Counsel at Tenaglia & Hunt, where he managed the firm’s Creditor’s Rights Practice Group in Maryland, D.C. and Virginia. He was the former president and managing partner of Mitchell Rubenstein & Associates, P.C., a multi-jurisdictional law firm. During his 36-year legal career, Mr. Rubenstein focused on retail and commercial legal collection, as well as criminal defense. Mr. Rubenstein’s criminal defense practice was publicized numerous times in national and local media outlets for his representation of professional athletes and well-known criminal defendants. Mr. Rubenstein is a former contract advisor for the National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) and legal commentator for various local television news organizations. In 2011, Mr. Rubenstein was appointed to the Attorney Grievance Commission for Maryland Peer Review Panel and is a former executive board member of the MD/DC Creditors Bar.
With 25 years of experience in the marketing and non-profit fundraising arena Amy is a Special Education para-educator for the Montgomery County Public School system. She focuses on elementary school students with learning disabilities to improve reading and math skills.
As an active member of our community Amy volunteers at NIH Children’s Inn, organizes events for adults with learning differences, makes blankets for cancer patients and has assisted the Gaithersburg Food Bank.
Tammi Ginsberg is a mental health professional and the president of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention - Maryland chapter where she is focused on saving lives and bringing hope to those affected by suicide. Her goal is to educate as many people as possible on research, risk, warning signs and prevention. Tammi’s brother died by suicide when she was a junior at UMD. Her journey of healing catapulted her into her second career as an LCPC. In that role, she works with people with mood disorders as well as those who have been affected by suicide.
Rick Harris is a Managing Director at Alex. Brown in Washington, DC. where he and his partners are responsible for the management of client assets in excess of $28B. Within his partnership, Rick serves as the Chief Investment Officer and tactical equity money manager.
Over the years, Rick has worked very closely with the ADL and Somewhere To Turn.
Leslie S. Kern
Leslie brings more than a decade of marketing expertise in the non-profit sector to DCRF.
She has recently served as Marketing Director for Lover's Key State Park in Southwest Florida, and Executive Director for Critter's for the Cure, a local non-profit organization serving women battling breast and ovarian cancers. She also maintains an advisory role for Cherokee Creek Therapeutic Boys School.
Leslie assists DCRF with organizational branding, strategic planning, event planning and all things marketing.
Steve Lockshin is an entrepreneur in the wealth advisory industry. In 1994 Lockshin founded Convergent Wealth Advisors (formerly
CMS Financial Services) and served as CEO for 18 years, and then Chairman until 2014. Under his leadership, the company became one of the largest wealth advisory firms in the industry. Steve plays an active role at numerous FinTech ventures where he is an early investor and advisor In between turning over the reins as CEO of Convergent in 2012 and launching AdvicePeriod in 2014, Steve has focused his efforts on serving as a champion for the fiduciary standard. In September 2013, his book Get Wise to Your Advisor was published, offering investors insights on how to find a capable "true-fiduciary" advisor. Steve is a frequent conference speaker at Barron’s, IMCA, the American Banker’s Association and other industry events.
J. Stephen McAuliffe, III, is a principal with the firm of Miles & Stockbridge in Rockville, MD. He was formerly a law clerk for the Honorable William C. Miller of the Montgomery County Circuit Court and an assistant county attorney for Montgomery County. He serves as Legal Counsel and as an ex-officio member of the Board of Governors, Christ Episcopal School. Steve is a Director of the Montgomery College Foundation, and a trustee of the Rockville Academy. He is a member of the Rockville Rotary Club and serves on the Rotary Club Foundation’s Board of Directors. In addition, he serves on the Washington College Presidents Council.
Michael Rappaport is President of Homespire Mortgage, a national retail mortgage lender. Before starting Homespire Mortgage in 2000, Michael founded Finance America, a nationwide home lender later purchased by the investment banking firm Lehman Brothers. Michael has served on the foundation board of Shady Grove Adventist Hospital, House of Ruth and S.O.M.E. Michael graduated in 1987 from the American University with a B.S. in finance and real estate.
Bob Rosecrans recently retired as the Chief Information Officer at the American Society of Health System Pharmacists (ASHP) in Bethesda. Before joining ASHP, Bob was the Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Officer for the Graduate Management Admission Council (GMAC) in Reston, Va. Prior to joining GMAC, Bob was the Chief Information Officer and Chief Security Official for the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. Bob currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Finance Committee at Lakewood Country Club in Rockville, MD.
Mark Weinberger was the Global Chairman & CEO of EY, a leading global professional services organization that provides assurance, tax, transaction and advisory services. With approximately 284,000 people in more than 150 countries, it is one of the largest professional services organizations in the world. In addition to his time at EY, Mark previously served in several high-level government jobs, including serving as Assistant Secretary of the U.S. Treasury Department (for Tax Policy) in the George W. Bush Administration, and on the Social Security Administration Advisory Board during the Clinton Administration. Mark held other government and policy positions in both Republican and Democratic administrations. Mark was co-founder of Washington Counsel, P.C., a Washington DC-based law and legislative advisory firm, which was eventually sold and now operates as Washington Council EY. He is on the Board of Directors of MetLife. He is also on the Board of Directors of the Washington DC-based, Business Roundtable and previously chaired its Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee and its Audit Committee. Mark also sits on the Board of Directors of the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), the United States Council for International Business (USCIB), the Greater Washington Partnership and The Concord Coalition. He is a member of the Board of Trustees for Emory University and Case Western Reserve University. Mark is a frequent commentator in the media, including on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and Thomson Reuters.
Nancy worked at Ernst & Young (currently EY) as the Administrative Assistant working with senior management while attending college classes in the evenings and working at Montebello Condominiums on the weekends. Nancy joined the Association of Oil Pipelines as Office Manager, where her duties included hiring front office staff, bookkeeping and meeting planning.