Our Team

On a day-to-day basis, Genocide Survivors Foundation is led and managed by our founder and President, Jacqueline Murekatete. Yet, the organization relies on the skills, experience, knowledge and support of its Board of Directors and its Board of Advisors. The members of these two boards are listed below.

  • Rabbi Steven Burg

    Rabbi Steven Burg

    Board of Directors

    Rabbi Steven Burg is currently the Director General of Aish HaTorah, a dynamic global Jewish Outreach organization with 40 branches worldwide.  Prior to this position, Rabbi Burg was the Eastern Director of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, a global Jewish human rights organization … Read more about Rabbi Steven Burg »

  • Elizabeth Edelstein

    Elizabeth Edelstein

    Board of Directors

    Elizabeth Edelstein is the Director of Education at the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust. At the Museum, Ms. Edelstein and her colleagues develop programs about 20th and 21st century Jewish history and the Holocaust, … Read more about Elizabeth Edelstein »

  • Stephen Friedman

    Stephen Friedman

    Board of Directors

    Stephen Friedman is President of MTV, the world’s premier youth entertainment brand. Under his leadership, MTV has created more top-rated cable series for young viewers than any other network – including “Finding Carter,” “Catfish: The TV Show,” “Teen Wolf,”– and … Read more about Stephen Friedman »

  • Michael Grohman

    Michael Grohman

    Board of Directors

    Michael D. Grohman is the head of New York office of Duane Morris LLP and the chair of its Wealth Planning Practice Group. Michael is a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York, Brooklyn Law School … Read more about Michael Grohman »

  • Victor Gruber

    Victor Gruber

    Board of Directors

    Victor Gruber is an entrepreneur who is involved in many different business. Most of his enterprises are real estate related and include commercial, apartments, and two small hotels. Victor has two teenage children, which occupy most of his time. His … Read more about Victor Gruber »

  • Karen Gruber

    Karen Gruber

    Board of Directors

    Karen was drawn into nonprofit work when she saw the overwhelming advantages some children have based on the economic circumstance of their birth. In an effort to create change, Karen has served her community in numerous capacities over the past … Read more about Karen Gruber »

  • Jean Baptiste Rudatsikira

    Jean Baptiste Rudatsikira

    Board of Directors

    Jean-Baptiste Rudatsikira is an attorney for the City of New York, prosecuting child abuse and neglect cases. During the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, he was living in Burundi with his immediate family but lost his great-grand parents, … Read more about Jean Baptiste Rudatsikira »

  • Haviva Kohl

    Haviva Kohl

    Board of Advisors

    Haviva Kohl currently works at Google designing education programs for traditionally underrepresented populations in tech to make sure that they have a path to Google. She is the former National President of Strong Women, Strong Girls, an organization focused on … Read more about Haviva Kohl »

  • David Russell

    David Russell

    Board of Advisors

    David Russell is the Founder/Director of The Social Enterprise, which support social organisations to realise their ‘mission-driven ambition’. He is currently working with Unilever on their global enhancing livelihoods commitments. For five years he was Chief Executive of Survivors Fund … Read more about David Russell »

  • Karen Shulman

    Karen Shulman

    Board of Advisors

    Karen Shulman currently works in the corporate relations for the American Cancer Society. Karen has been interested in human rights work for as long as she can remember. Trying to understand why there was conflict in the world, she was … Read more about Karen Shulman »

  • Monica Willard

    Monica Willard

    Board of Advisors

    Monica Willard serves as the United Nations representative for the United Religions Initiative. She has worked with the UN Department of Public Information since 1997 to organize the annual student observance for the UN International Day of Peace. After hearing … Read more about Monica Willard »