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Executive Team

Justin Milrad
President & Co-Founder

Justin is a hands-on visionary leader who believes that we each have a responsibility to make the world a better place through tikkun olam. Justin is the CEO of the Berman Center, a mental health and substance abuse intensive outpatient program. Driven by his passion for the Jewish community, Justin is on several Jewish non-profit boards and is involved in the National Young Leadership Program at Jewish Federation. He is member of the Wexner Heritage Program. Justin is personally affected by loss and substance abuse.

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Gabby Spatt
Executive Director

Gabby is a dynamic “do-er” who is the driver of the Foundation’s efforts, including our #QuietingTheSilence book and establishing partnerships with other organizations working to address mental health and substance abuse in the Jewish community and beyond . Gabby runs the day-to-day operations and manages Blue Dove staff of four part-time contractors and three student interns. She excels at connecting people with shared interests to work for the greater good. Gabby is personally affected by loss and substance abuse.

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Lisa Ziv
Chief Strategy Officer /
Interim Executive Director

Lisa is focused on leading the Foundation’s strategic growth plan. Lisa’s lived experience as a parent of children with mental health challenges is the basis for her mental health advocacy. She is passionate about building more supportive schools and communities. Her writings on mental health and the Jewish holidays inspire families to cope with uncertain times. She holds an MBA with experience in healthcare finance, strategic planning, project management, and technology improvement.

Professional Staff

  • Max Hollander, Digital Media & Marketing Specialist
  • Shoshana Nirenberg, LMSW – Resource Creator & Facilitator
  • Sheri Panovka, Communications Manager & Editor
  • Devin Shmueli, Master’s in Jewish Chaplaincy – Education & Training
  • High School and College Interns

Board of Directors

Justin Milrad
President & Co-Founder

Personally affected by mental health & suicide awareness

Day Job: CEO, the Berman Center

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Adam Kaye
Secretary

Personally affected by substance abuse overdoses

Day Job: Attorney

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Eileen Price
Strategy

Sees issues in counselors and campers; Jewish community advocate for multiple causes

Day Job: Founder & CEO, In the City Camps

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Shaun Weinstock
Treasurer

Personally affected by suicide; Suicide awareness advocate

Day Job: Principal, Real Estate Brokerage

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Jennifer Greenberg
Marketing

Personally affected by suicide

Day Job: Senior Marketing Manager, Floor & Decor

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Lisa Ziv
Strategy & Programs

Personally affected by youth mental health

Day Job: Chief Strategy Officer & Interim Executive Director, The Blue Dove Foundation & Consultant, Lisa Ziv Consulting