Board Members


Director of Business Development and Technology

Rich Lobovsky has more than 20 years of business experience in partnership development and management, consultative sales, business strategy and portfolio analysis, business process reengineeering, and organizational change impementation in the financial servcies, healthcare and telecommunications fields.

Rich currently serves as Vice President, Business Development with Lifecomm LLC, a start-up venture funded by Hughes Telematics, Qualcomm, and American Medical Alert Corporation. He is responsible for developing and managing distributionand technology partnerships and representing the company at industry conferences and events. Prior to joining Lifecomm, Lobovsky was Director of Business Development for Qualcomm and one of four founders of its Wireless Health and Life Sciences Group. While there, Rich secured relationships with major corporations in the telecommunications and healthcare industries. Prior to that, Rich served as Regional Practice Director of Professional Services for Wireless Knowledge, a Qualcom wholly-owned subsidiary whose clients included global companies in the financial services and healthcare industries. Rich holds a Bachelor of Science in Operations Research and Industrial Engineering from Cornell University and a Masters of Business Administration from Columbia University.



Director of Strategy and Business Development

Jonathan Powell currently serves as a business development specialist for ITOCHU, a Fortune 500 Global firm based in Tokyo, Japan. Since joining the firm in 1993, Jonathan has structured more than $250 million in multinational transactions involving technology tranfer, foreign investment and export promotion.

Jonathan also has extensive experience in distance learning, business simulation design and courseware development. He is the co-founder and Director of LearningBridge, an e-learning and employee appraisal firm and has served as an on-line faculty member and courseware designer at Athabasca University's Center for Innovative Management (CIM), Canada's largest executive MBA program. While working with ITOCHU and CIM, Jonathan has consulted and coached internationally, providing both classroom and e-training in the areas of leadership, strategy, financy and risk assessment for government, corporate and academic audiences.



A professional artist, arts educator and curriculum developer, in 2008, Nurit Newman founded and became director of Manor Arts, LLC, an art program that teaches children to think and work as artists. For over 20 years prior to founding Manor Arts, Nurit was cover art dirctor of Newsweek Magazine. Nurit has shown her work nationally in venues included the Museum of Modern Art, The Guggenheim Museum, The Brooklyn Museum, The Jewish Museum and the New Museum of Contemporary ARt. She has also shown her work internationally in the Kunstbunker Tumulka in Germany, Ther Hertzliva Museum of Contemporary Art in Israel and The Barbican Center in London. In New York City, she has been represented by the Sara Meltzer Gallery and the Daniel Silverstein Gallery. She received her BFA from NYU and her MFA (Magna Cum Laude) from Rutgers University's Mason Gross School of the Arts.

Nurit was also Museum educator at The Musum of Modern Art and Lincoln Center Institute where she developed curriculae and taught for 7 years. Nurit has also taught art to undergraduates and graduate students at Rutgers University: Mason Gross School of the Arts, The School of Visual Arts, The New School for Social Research and served on the thesis committee at Yale University School of the Arts.

Nurit is currently working on a large scale drawing project inspired by her students.



Ambereen Sleemi, M.D., M.P.H, grew up in Maryland and graduated from George Washington Univeristy chool of Medicine with and MD and also completed a Master's in Public Health, Maternal and Child Health track, concurrently. She did her residency at Louisiana State University-Charity Hospital in New Orleans in Obstetrics and Gynecology and moved to New York City as a US Public Health Scholer Physician. She finished a fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Survery at Maimonedes Medical Center in Brooklyn, NY where she is currently an attending physician and Associate Residency Program Dierctor in Obstetrics and Gynecology. As an associate clinical professor at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Dr. Sleemi is faculty co-sponsor of the Global Health Interest student group started in September 2010. Dr. Sleemi has traveled and worked as a consultant surgeon with the UNFPA (United Nations Population Fund) over the last 7 years with projects in Northern Nigeria and Eritrea, helping to develop the gynecologic teaching curriculum for the newly formed Eritream Ob/Gyn residency program. As a board member and volunteer for the global health not for profit Medicine in Action, she's been active in developing sustainable women's health programs in Mwanza, Tanzania and Kingston, Jamaica since 2008.



MacKay Wolff has been conceiving and managing international humanitarian emergency and development projects since 1980. Working together with the United Nations and an array of international NGO's, he has supervised the delivery of a broad variety of human services, including shelter, water and sanitation, education, recreation, food and nutrition, health and human rights, to refugee and destitute populations around the world. In addition to the West Bank and Gaza, his programs, which are designed to integrate progressive programming with humanitarian work, have been implemented in regions throughout the Middle East and Western Asia, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, West Africa and East Africa.

In addition to his international crisis work, MacKay currently serves as a speechwriter and project manager for foundations, NGO's and the United Nations, both of North America and abroad. His most recent projects have focused on the streamlining of the United Nations's programming and administrative work.