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MORIAH Leadership, Board of Directors

Lisa Ampil*
Talent Acquisition Manager
Enterprise Holdings

After graduating from Arizona State University with a degree in Business and Communication, Lisa immediately began her career at Enterprise Rent-A-Car, starting as a Management Trainee in 2004. Her drive to success was evident by her quick promotions to Assistant Manager and soon after to Branch Manager. As she progressed, she discovered a passion for training and development which lead her to the role of Talent Development Manager over the entire state of Arizona. Lisa developed all of the group’s trainings starting with New Hire Orientation throughout the employees’ career, as well as ran the group’s formal mentoring program. For 9 years, she was the catalyst of many current leaders at Enterprise. She absolutely loved talent development, but in order to diversify her own career, she took on a new role of Talent Acquisition Manager in 2017. In 2018 Lisa passed her Society for Human Resource Management certification (SHRM-CP).

Because Lisa and her husband Rick have a passion for being physically active, she started a community event, "Merry Morrison Ranch 5k" in 2016. Lisa felt this was an excellent opportunity for community involvement, inspiring neighborhood relationships, and to raise money for a worthy cause. This annual event takes place around the holidays with the race path taking place around her neighborhood. The run has been very successful and averages approximately 300 runners, but still continues to grow every year. She and Rick do all of the fundraising for the race and the proceeds go to MORIAH.

Brett Bernstein *
Founder & Volunteer Executive Director
MORIAH Cooperative, Inc.

Brett began his philanthropic pursuit nearly 30 years ago, working with children and their families in the pre-op staging room at Denver Children’s Hospital.  After receiving a US Congressional Award for his contributions, Brett continued his community involvement while working as a crisis and referral line volunteer. The spark created through these experiences continues today in the creation of MORIAH.

Co-founders, Brett and Sheri, have two wonderful sons, Andrew and Joshie, to whom they cherish. Having experienced great uncertainty as relates to their youngest son's development, the Bernstein's struggled to navigate a system in which a child without a definable diagnosis, was unable to get the requisite services to help him to maximize his potential. Applying early intervention services, especially for children without the financial means to afford such services became the impetus for starting MORIAH.

Prior to establishing MORIAH, Brett earned Bachelor of Science Degrees in Business Administration in Finance and Management Information Systems from the University of Arizona. After consulting for IBM and PeopleSoft Corporation, Brett founded Helio Group, an information technology consulting practice that served Fortune 500 customers. Brett's entrepreneurial endeavors continued with the founding and developing of a clinical research informatics software business supporting NIH funded clinical research studies. Brett served as a Board member of Pardes Jewish Day School and formerly as a member of the Executive Committee. Brett is a member of the United Healthcare Community Plan Governance and Member Advocacy Committees.

Sheri S. Bernstein, M.Ed.
Founder & Advisor
MORIAH Cooperative, Inc.

Sheri started her career over 20 years ago, focused on empowering students with a robust educational foundation for future growth. As an educator, Sheri sought out individualized learning techniques, specifically tailored for the students learning styles. After spending a decade raising her boys, Sheri wanted to focus her attention again on helping children to maximize their potential. Sheri received a Masters degree with an emphasis in Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA therapy) to do just that.

Co-founders, Brett and Sheri, have two wonderful sons, Andrew and Joshie, to whom they cherish. Having experienced great uncertainty as relates to their youngest son's development, the Bernstein's struggled to navigate a system in which a child without a definable diagnosis, was unable to get the requisite services to help him to maximize his potential. Applying early intervention services, especially for children without the financial means to afford such services became the impetus for starting MORIAH.

Karen King-Brooks*
Management Consultant
The King Approach
Karen specializes in helping established entrepreneurs in all fields reach new heights. Her firm, The King Approach, has been single-handedly instrumental in steering its clients through successful mergers & acquisitions, start-ups of new business lines, philanthropic endeavors, and national growth. Prior to creating her own company, Karen has spent more than 20 years focused on business management and healthcare, and served as CEO of three Healthcare companies. She serves on the Board of Trustees of Barrow Neurological Institute and is active in combining philanthropy and business-building for her own company and her many clients. Karen is a graduate of The University of Minnesota with degrees in Public Health, as well as Psychology. Additionally, Karen enjoys running, traveling, spending time with her family, friends, and her 2 dogs: Sasha and Gilmore.
Hal B. Feinberg*
President & CEO
Horizon Property Management, LLC
A former NCAA tennis athlete for the University of Arizona, Hal Feinberg faced many advisaries on the court, but not until he graduated from business school, was he faced with a new monumentous challenge. Becoming aware of how homelessness impacts families all over the world, Hal has devoted his professional life to providing a roof for those in need. As an active manager and developer of low income housing, Hal has expanded his business to serve families in five states.
Dr. Tanya Feinberg, M.D.*
Psychiatrist / Director

Tanya Feinberg, M.D. began practicing in the valley in July 2001. She grew up in Tucson and now lives in Scottsdale with her husband and two children. Dr. Feinberg is board certified in both general psychiatry and child and adolescent psychiatry.
Cynthia Macluskie*
Licensed Agent
Kellogg Insurance
Cynthia Macluskie has been an active member of the autism community for over seventeen years, served as Executive Director for Autism Society for ten years and participated in a variety of advisory committees with DDD, DES, AHCCCS and Phoenix Children’s Hospital. She currently serves on the Governor's Advisory Committee on ASD. She spent ten years helped families navigate their private insurance, DDD, ALTCS and AHCCCS systems including how to coordinate benefits within all systems of care. She is an expert on EPSDT and Medicaid services and speak both locally and nationally on healthcare, EPSDT services, and advocacy for developmentally disabled. Currently, Cynthia brings her expertise in navigating all systems of care as a licensed insurance agent specializing in senior health care insurance, Medicare coverage and the dually eligible. Cynthia assists families with disabled individuals navigate the Medicare and Medicaid systems and ensure that individuals are in the best plan for their unique needs. She is passionate about both educating the community about healthcare and advocating for people with development disabilities. She currently volunteers around Arizona teaching the Be Safe curriculum which builds relationships between law enforcement and the developmental disabled and empowers developmental disabled individuals with skills to ensure their safety out in the community. Cynthia is happily married for over twenty years and has one son currently attending Arizona State University.
Jerid Maybaum, Esq.*
Managing Partner
Levine & Maybaum, LLP
Jerid R. Maybaum is a founding partner of Levine & Maybaum LLP, a law firm in Los Angeles, California dedicated to assisting children with special needs obtain the educational and support services they are entitled to and deserve. Jerid is a litigation trial lawyer with over 20 years experience in matters litigated in California, Arizona, and Federal Courts. Jerid earned his Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Arizona and his Juris Doctor degree from Southwestern University.

Jerid is a former member of the Citizens’ Oversight Committee for the Beverly Hills Unified School District overseeing the expenditure of $334 Million in Bond funds to improve the public schools. Jerid served as the chairman of the Legal/Ethics Subcommittee for that entity.
Ali McMeans, M.Ed.
Special Education
Paradise Valley School District
Ali McMeans obtained her master’s degree in Special Education and Elementary Education from Arizona State University. As a special education teacher in the Phoenix area, she has been able to teach students with a wide-variety of disabilities. Currently, she primarily works with children with learning disabilities, autism, speech and language deficits, and other health impairments in the resource setting. Ali specializes in differentiating and modifying curriculum and activities to ensure each student is successful in the general education classroom. Prior to teaching, she worked for the Center for Autism and Related Disabilities as a Senior Therapist, using Applied Behavior Analysis to teach children academic skills, social skills, and positive behaviors in the home and school setting.

With a great passion for helping others and maximizing each child's potential, Ali is able to differentiate activities to ensure all children have an equal opportunity to fully participate. MORIAH is an organization that allows children to learn vital social skills and build lasting relationships with peers. Ali is grateful for the opportunity to work with such incredible children and is excited about MORIAH's future.
Jackson McMeans*
Corporate Controller
Roberts Communities
As the Corporate Controller of Roberts Communities, Jackson manages a
portfolio of assets valued over $200 million and revenues exceeding $21 million.
Jackson leads a team that is dedicated to providing affordable housing in the
states of Alabama, Arizona and Texas with expansion of the portfolio and as a key
objective. Through his passionate and energetic attitude, Jackson has created
efficient and consistent procedures in the finance functions. In this role, he
oversees all accounting, finance and treasury responsibilities including cash
management, debt financing, equity management and financial reporting.

Since joining Roberts Communities, Jackson has refinanced a debt facility to
reduce the organization’s cost of capital by 50%, created efficient financial
procedures to reduce the month end close process and created financial reports
that are distributed to equity and debt partners monthly. He is a crucial member of
the Roberts Communities’ management team, promoting collaborative and
innovative methods to improve the finance function with an emphasis on
improving operational efficiencies.

Jackson has over 11 years of accounting experience including audit, financial
reporting and corporate accounting. In his experience, he has been instrumental
in an organization’s IPO, securing a $115 million debt facility, producing financial
documents to the SEC including 10-K’s, 10-Q’s and 8-K’s, overseeing debt and
equity, as well as managing and projecting organizational cash flows.

Jackson is passionate about mentoring aspiring and young professionals. In a
collaborative effort, he has initiated an apprenticeship program between
accounting students at Arizona State University and local businesses to facilitate
working relationships and developing skills in a professional setting.

Jackson graduated cum laude from Northern Arizona University with a bachelor’s
degree in accounting.
Jeff Stelnik, FSA, MAAA*
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
General Manager, Individual Segment
As the general manager of the Individual customer segment, Jeff leads a team
dedicated to reducing the uninsured rate by providing affordable health coverage
to individual and families purchasing insurance directly. In this role, he oversees
all aspects of the segment including sales, product development enrollment,
marketing, member services, claims and finance.

Since joining BCBSAZ in 2009, Jeff has been a driving force behind the
company’s financial growth, product development, member experience, and
partnerships. He is a pivotal member of the BCBSAZ leadership team, fostering
innovation and collaboration to provide financial and strategic direction in the
changing healthcare landscape.

Jeff is passionate about community involvement. As the chair of the Greater
Phoenix Chamber Foundation and a leader on the Phoenix Forward Health Care
Leadership Council, Jeff has driven numerous community initiatives to improve
the health of the Arizona community. As a result of his efforts to initiate Wellness
AtoZ, a community program aimed at making Arizona a destination for healthy
living, Jeff was recognized with the first David Bruno Award for distinguished
service by the Greater Phoenix Chamber.

He also promotes BCBSAZ’s mission to improve health by being an active
member of Arizona’s running community.

Jeff graduated magna cum laude from Tufts University with a bachelor’s degree in
mathematics and quantitative economics. He is a Fellow of the Society of
Jeff Toppel, Esq.*
Jackson Lewis P.C.
Principal, Phoenix Office

Jeff represents employers in a wide spectrum of NLRB, general labor relations and employee relations matters. He provides strategic advice to employers facing union organizing campaigns and often conducts issue-free training for supervisors and managers. Jeff also regularly represents employers before the NLRB and defends employers in unfair labor practice proceedings. He has testified before the Arizona Senate’s Rules Committee on a proposed labor reform statute that would make it more difficult for unions to organize in Arizona.

Jeff graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1999 and received his Juris Doctor from Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology in 2002, where he obtained a certificate in labor and employment law and was on the Dean’s List.

Tim Wetzler *
Enterprise Leasing Company
Vice President, Arizona Group
As Controller for Enterprise Holdings in Arizona, Tim Wetzler oversees the financial operations of the company's Alamo Rent A Car, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and National Car Rental brands, as well as its, Car Sales and Commercial Trucks business lines throughout the state of Arizona.

After graduating from Portland State University with a degree in Accounting, Tim began his career with Enterprise Rent-A-Car in 1997 as a Staff Accountant in Portland, Oregon. Throughout Tim's career with Enterprise, he has worked in many different states and operations, including North Carolina, Florida, Ohio, and now Arizona, increasing his responsibility with each stop. In 2003, Tim passed the Certified Public Accountant Exam (Virginia).

In 2010, Tim accepted the opportunity to become the Controller for Enterprise Holding's in the State of Arizona where he oversees the Business Management, Risk Management, Facilities, and Vehicle Repair Departments. He also works closely with the operational managers to help implement efficiencies, increase revenues, control expenses, and maximize profits. As an active philanthropist in the community, Tim brings nearly two decades of leadership to MORIAH. Tim resides in Scottsdale with his wife Jennifer and their two children.
Brian Ziff, Esq.
General Counsel & Director of Operations / Advisor
Sandor Development Company
Brian M. Ziff serves as General Counsel and Director of Operations for the Scottsdale office of Sandor Development Company, one of the largest privately owned shopping center companies in the nation. Prior to joining Sandor, Brian led the national litigation practice group of Clark Hill PLC, a Michigan based, full-service law firm, served as chair of the firm’s recruiting committee, and was the first managing partner of the firm’s Scottsdale office. He is admitted to practice law in state and federal courts in Arizona, Illinois, and Michigan. Brian earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Michigan as well as a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree, with honors, from Chicago-Kent College of Law. Throughout his career, Brian has contributed to pro bono legal efforts, donated to a variety of causes, and regularly volunteered at St. Mary’s Food Bank in Phoenix. Brian and his family live in Phoenix.
* Member of the Board of Directors