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Whatever your role in healthcare, you strive to improve people’s lives through your work. At UJA Healthcare, we share a passion for taking care of our community and making the world a better, healthier place.

UJA Healthcare is a philanthropic community of professionals across the healthcare industry dedicated to turning UJA mission into impact. We offer a plethora of opportunities for volunteers to lead and serve. We host industry panel discussions featuring experts in their fields and events that connect healthcare professionals. Finally, we visit and volunteer with our partners on the ground to learn about critical issues that affect our immediate community and see the work in action. Join us and share exclusive UJA social, learning, and philanthropic opportunities specifically tailored with you in mind. 

Our Impact

  • 763,000 hours of mental health services provided around the world.

  • 23.1 million pounds of food was distributed to New Yorkers by local nonprofit partners.

  • $15.4 million in emergency cash assistance distributed worldwide.

  • 96,900 people receive employment services globally.

  • 370,000 meals provided to seniors and Holocaust survivors in the FSU.

  • 8,000 children, including teens, with special needs benefit from services.

Explore Our Communities

Lee H. Perlman,
President, GNYHA Management Corporation; Executive Vice President, Chief Administrative and Financial Officer, Greater New York Hospital Association; Chair, UJA Healthcare Division

Young Healthcare Chairs
Jaime Boris
MHA, MS, CES, Health System Specialist, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Health Equity, Co-Chair, UJA Young Healthcare

Elias Lebovits
Managing Partner, Swift Anchor Holdings, Co-Chair, UJA Young Healthcare

UJA Healthcare Committee
For more information, contact Alex Bebeshko.

Gila Akselrad
Senior Physical Therapist, NewYork-Presbyterian

Jason Alster
Dentist, General Practice

Nicole Auletta
Senior Development Manager, JDS Development Group

Mike Bassiri-Tehrani
M.D., Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon 

Rachel Dagny Besvinick
MSW, Clinical Social Worker

Allan Brook
MD, Radiologist, Montefiore Medical Center

Diane Burshtein
MHA, CPXP, Director of Patient Experience, Catholic Health

Lawrence Bryskin
MD, Psychiatrist, General Practice

Jake Cohen
Product Manager, ConcertAI

Jeffrey Crespin
MD, MBA, Gastroenterologist, NYU Langone

Benjamin Davis
MBA Candidate at Wharton – Healthcare Management

Alyssa First
Customer Relationship Management & Advisory Services, Mount Sinai

Sarah Jane Fox
MD, Psychiatrist

Lauren Hedvat
Head of Capital Markets, Nitra

Michael Herschorn
Ventures, Redesign Health

Jennifer Ilyayeva
IT Project Manager, Brooklyn Hospital Center

Robert Jacobs
President, Health/ROI

Sophie Jacobson
PMP, Product Development, Stryker

Shalom Kalnicki
MD, Chairman of the Department of Radiation Oncology, Montefiore Medical Center

Gary Kennedy
MD, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Montefiore

Ilana Khononov
Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner, The Jewish Board

Aron Kressel
MD, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Mount Sinai 

Ariel Lederman
MD, Radiation Oncologist

John Lieberman
Managing Director, Perelson Weiner LLP 

Olga Leibu
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai 

Steve Lenger
Founder, My Personal Care Consultants, Certified Internist and Gastroenterologist

Mark Lipton
MD, Cardiologist, NYU Langone

Donald Liss
Assistant Clinical Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine, NewYork-Presbyterian

Lindsay Macklin
Speech Language Pathologist, Hospital for Special Surgery

Ethan Mandelup
CEO, VapoCoolShot

Daniel Meier
Partner, Healthcare Attorney at Benesch Law

Elina Onitskansky
Founder & CEO, Ilant Health

Eugene Prahin
COO & CFO, Columbus Nova

Isabel Roitman
MBA, NP-BC, Nurse Practitioner, Northwell Health

Matthew Sandler
Associate, Oliver Wyman

Gail Schupak
DMD, PC, Orthodontist; Associate Clinical Professor, NYU Dental School

Victor Schwartz
Senior Associate Dean for Wellness and Student Life, CUNY School of Medicine

Dov Schwartzben
MS, Senior Vice President, Finance, NewYork-Presbyterian

Benjamin Shay
Senior Managing Associate, Hagerty Consulting

Rebecca Shohet
Senior Consultant, Ernst & Young

Zachary Sone
Clinical Research Coordinator, Columbia University

Barry Stein
MD, Pediatrician, Carnegie Hill Pediatrics

Rada Sumareva
CEO, Ziphycare

Bradley Susskind
Research Associate and Lab Manager, NYU Langone

Arielle Witlin
Account Executive, Ethicon, Inc.


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