The Safety Respect Equity Network is a fiscally sponsored project of New Venture Fund (NVF).

Our Team

Elana Wien

Elana Wien

Executive Director

Ventura, California

Guila Benchimol

Guila Benchimol

Senior Advisor, Research & Learning

Toronto, Canada


Rachel Faulkner

Director of Community Investments

Washington, District of Columbia

Reed Kolber

Reed Kolber

Community Manager

Bay Area, California

Lauren Slater Siegmund

Lauren Slater Siegmund

Director of Operations & Strategy

Denver, Colorado

Advisory Board

The Advisory Board provides oversight and strategic guidance for the Safety Respect Equity Network. We are grateful to its members for their leadership:

Lisa Eisen

Advisory Board Chair


Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation

Robert Bank

President & CEO

American Jewish World Service

Barbara Dobkin

Dobkin Family Foundation

Aaron Dorfman


Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah

Sheila Katz


National Council of Jewish Women

Nancy Kaufman

NKK Strategic Advisers

Idit Klein

President & CEO


Charlene Seidle

Executive Vice President

Leichtag Foundation

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