BOARD OF ADVISORS
The following individuals help to support the work that we do so that it continues to grow and evolve in a sustainable way
Rena Staub Fisher
Rena Staub Fisher, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and psychotherapist practicing in Brooklyn, New York. Rena specializes exclusively in millennial mental health and works with twenty-somethings in a variety of settings, including workplaces, community organizations, and in her private practice. Rena has studied at the National Institute for the Psychotherapies as well as the Accelerated Experiential Dynamic Psychotherapy Institute. More information about her work can be found on her website.
I am a somatic therapy practitioner, professor of Narrative Medicine, and reproductive justice community educator. I hold a Masters of Science degree in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University, a graduate of the Pre and Perinatal Psychology 700-Hour Practitioner Training, a Certified DONA Doula, and an ordained ritual leader in the Hebrew tradition. I am a co-founder of Prenatal Birth & Attachment Clinic, co-founder of Birthing Beyond the Binary, founding member of Kehunah, and co-creator of Water of Life Essences. I teach Narrative Medicine at Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine and in the MFA in Creative Writing program at Dominican University. I was born on Duwamish land in Seattle, Washington and I live on Ohlone land the San Francisco Bay Area, California. More information about her work can be found on her website.
Estelle Frankel is a practicing psychotherapist, author, spiritual director and popular public speaker. In her private practice in Albany, Ca. she works with individuals and couples providing brief and long-term psychotherapy and spiritual mentoring.
Estelle is also a seasoned teacher of Jewish mysticism and meditation who offers workshops on the intersection of psychology and spirituality, Kabbalah and healing, and Musar, Mindfulness and Positive Psychology. Estelle is the author of two books: Sacred Therapy: Jewish Spiritual Teachings on Emotional Healing & Inner Wholeness, a groundbreaking book on the intersection of Kabbalah and depth psychology, and The Wisdom of Not Knowing: Discovering a Life of Wonder by Embracing Uncertainty, a guide to overcoming fears of the unknown and embracing uncertainty. She is also the author of numerous essays that have been published by professional journals, literary anthologies and popular magazines. More information about her work can be found on her website.
Bryan Adler, Venture Capital Investment Analyst
Bryan Adler devotes much of his time to analyzing potential investments for Dreamit's venture funds. He also helps manage the Dreamit Investor Network, a network of venture capital funds looking to invest in Dreamit accelerator companies.
Prior to joining Dreamit, Bryan worked at UBS Investment Bank for three years focusing on high growth financial technology companies. He also started a mobile application where he learned the complexities of launching a successful product into the market.Bryan holds a degree in Accounting from Baruch College. He is also a mentor at Defy Ventures, which provides mentoring for formerly incarcerated people looking to start new ventures, and is an active mentor at Student Sponsor Partners (SSP). On his free time, he enjoys trying new foods and the occasional spin class. More information about his work can be found here.
Cindy is the founding executive director of Repair the World NYC, where she has built a robust program focused on mobilizing the Jewish community to meet pressing local needs through service and learning in Central Brooklyn. She has a passion for launching and managing innovative initiatives in Jewish life. Previously, she worked for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life for fifteen years, including as the executive director of NYU's Bronfman Center for Jewish Student Life. Cindy holds a masters degree in Non-Profit Management from NYU's Wagner School and is the recipient of the Richard M. Joel Exemplar of Excellence award, Hillel's highest honor for a professional. Cindy lives in Brooklyn with her husband, Dan, and their three children.