Our Board of Directors:
Ezra Reinstein, Secretary
Ezra Reinstein is a respected health care lawyer representing physicians, psychologists, practice groups, health care businesses, and high-tech startups in Greater Boston and beyond. He provides insightful, experience-based counseling with clarity, creativity, humor, and dedication.
After graduating from Harvard University and Harvard Law School, Ezra served for more than a decade as a litigator in some of the most prominent law firms in New York and California. In 2009, Ezra moved home to Massachusetts, shifted his focus entirely to counseling health care professionals, practice groups, and startups, and founded The Reinstein Law Firm.
Ellie Axe, Chair
Ellie is the director of Consulting Programs and Operations for the Jewish Organizing Initiative in Boston. Ellie brings her energy for relationships and capacity building to the Dimensions board. Prior to JOIN, Ellie worked at JCRC Boston organizing Jewish young adults. In that role, she deepened her relationship to Judaism and learned how to develop leaders and coach others to take action. Having developed an itch for organizing, she then worked as an organizer and became the Massachusetts Organizing Director of Stand for Children where she organized state and local campaigns focused on public education funding. During those three years, she cut her teeth on electoral politics and began to understand her passion for supervising and coaching organizers. After spending seven years in the nonprofit sector, she returned to school with the hopes of pushing her leadership skills and toolbox and got an MBA at Simmons School of Management. Organizational behavior and operations piqued her interest, and she became invested in finding a way of merging the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Ellie was able to fulfill this goal when she worked as the Director of Operations at Common Impact, an organization that builds programs for for-profit employees to lend their skills and expertise to the nonprofit sector through skills-based volunteering. Hailing from Cincinnati, Ohio, she now lives in Cambridgeport with her husband and daughter.
Tzadik Womack, Treasurer
Tzadik Lev, a lawyer, is an associate at Snider & Associates, LLC, in Baltimore. Mr. Womack attended Suffolk University where he earned his JD/MBA. Given his business acumen and previous negotiations experience, Mr. Womack worked as a Contracts Specialist negotiating high dollar defense contracts with the US Government, Foreign Governments, and Private Industry.
Additionally, Mr. Womack has experience in consumer protection, as a Legal Intern for the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation, and in Antitrust, as an Associate for the Maryland Office of the Attorney General. Currently, Mr. Womack works in federal sector labor union FLSA grievances and complaints before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Shifra Bronznick – Advisory Council
Shifra Bronznick is a strategist for the social sector. The Founder of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community, she is the co-author, with Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky, of Leveling the Playing Field. The groundbreaking initiatives she launched include the Better Work, Better Life campaign and Men as Allies. In partnership with Auburn, she is designing a social change lab that will synthesize the wisdom of diverse disciplines.
As the past principal investigator for action research projects at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, her work, including the influential report Visioning Justice, resulted in the establishment of a Jewish social justice roundtable and helped build the Jewish social justice field. Shifra has been chosen three times by The Forward as one of the fifty most influential Jews. She received the Leading Lights award from the Future Work Institute and is a Ford Foundation Public Voices Fellow.
Shifra consulted to a wide range of organizations and served as the leadership strategist to the White House Project for a decade. She has been a senior fellow at the NYU Research Center for Leadership in Action at the Wagner Graduate School of Public Service, where she teaches strategic leadership for the Executive Masters in Public Administration program.