Marjorie Schlenoff, Founder
In private practice in San Francisco, Marjorie is psychoanalyst with over 30 years of experience treating individuals, couples and groups. Marjorie has served as chairperson of the Program Committee of the NCSPP; Board Member of the Psychoanalytic Association WCSPP; and on the Advisory Council of Planned Parenthood of America. She graduated summa cum laude with a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Maryland and has a Masters of Social Work from Columbia University, with a Certificate in Psychoanalysis from Westchester Center for the Study of Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy, White Plains, New York.

Larry SchlenoffFounder
Larry has extensive experience at all levels of financial and general management with senior executive experience at: the North Peninsula Jewish Campus (CEO), Semio Corporation (COO), Zitel Corp (CFO), and IBM (various executive positions). Larry has served on various boards including: ETEC (a semiconductor equipment manufacturer), Kehillah Jewish Day School, the Mental Health Association of Westchester, the Lincolndale Guidance Clinic, the Foundation for Religion and Mental Health, the Children’s Psychological Trauma Center, and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. He has an MBA in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in Mathematics from the Johns Hopkins University.

Michael W. Adler
Michael relocated to San Francisco from New York in the late 70’s and has been engaged in the construction industry all of his working life. In 1983 he joined a local firm, Apersey Construction and became its President and COO in 1988.  In 1995 Michael formed Cannon Constructors North, Inc. with three partners. Michael is licensed as a General Contractor in the State of California. Michael holds nine years of board leadership in the Bay Area. Past positions include: Peninsula Temple Beth El, Jewish Home of San Francisco, Taube Koret Campus for Jewish Life, Moldaw Family Residences, and the Coastal Repertory Theatre.  He currently holds three other boards positions with the Kehillah Jewish High School, Jewish Senior Living Group, and the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation. Within the San Francisco Jewish Community Federation, he has been on the Capital Planning Committee for eleven years and the Board of Governors for six.  Since 2000 Michael, his wife Martha, and daughters Sarah and Hannah have lived in Half Moon Bay. They are long term congregants and actively engaged in Temple life at Peninsula Temple Beth El in San Mateo. In 2013 Michael received the Trustee of the Year Award from Aging Services of California.

Edward Collins
Born in San Francisco, California, Edward “Chip” Collins attended Howard University College of Medicine and served internships at Mt Zion Hospital and Medical Center and at UCSF. Since 1976 he has been continuously in private practice in San Francisco. Presently he is a partner and shareholder in Golden Gate Urology and Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Urology at the University of California San Francisco. Chip is a member of International Green Light User Group (IGLU) and a member of the American Urology Association select committee on male circumcision. As a member of this committee, his duties include performing male circumcision in several of the countries of sub Saharan Africa (SSA), vetting sites in various countries of SSA to assure their preparedness to accept volunteer urologists to perform male circumcision and serving as a member of the team which presents a program at the annual meeting of the American Urology Association to discuss cultural sensitivity, methods of circumcision and why circumcision is a long-term strategy for control of the heterosexual transmission of HIV/AIDS. As a member of this committee, he has traveled to Uganda, Swaziland, Namibia and Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa.

John Gilmour
John is the founder and director of the LEAP Science & Maths School (founded 2004), with two campuses in Cape Town and a third in Johannesburg, South Africa. He established the LEAP School with the aim to bring about major transformation in the lives of disadvantaged young people, as well as the communities from which they come. John focused on several key innovations in education to dramatically successful results, including virtually doubling the amount of classroom time for students, building a mentorship program, and developing key community partnerships. John has held numerous teaching and administrative positions; prior to his post as the principal of Abbott’s College, a leading university prep high school in South Africa, he was a teacher at Pinelands High School where he started a support-tuition program in 1990 for students in the township of Langa. He also previously served as a teacher at Bergvliet High School. John holds a B.A. in English, Geography and Religious Studies from the University of Cape Town and a Certificate in PGCSE in Senior Education.

Colleen Green
Currently, the Director of High Tech High International public charter high school in San Diego, Colleen has been working in secondary and post-secondary education for nearly 15 years.  She was the founding director of High Tech High  Chula Vista and has extended her leadership roles in the High Tech organization this year to include her position at HTHI and teaching the Leadership for School Change and Fostering Adult Learning courses in the High Tech High Graduate School of Education.  As an educator, her goal is to help foster real-world and experiential learning environments for students and help teachers create innovative classroom practices that help all students access academic success.  As a Teach With Africa fellow, Colleen worked with students and teachers in Ga Rankuwa at Leap 6, focusing on literacy development and project-based learning.  Colleen is a Ph.D. candidate through Purdue University.

Robert Kahn
Dr. Robert Kahn obtained his medical degree at Duke University Medical School in 1975 and completed his surgical and urological internship and residency at the University of California at San Francisco in 1981. He spent 1980 as a Fellow in Urology at the Johannes Gutenberg University in developing new treatments for kidney stones. He was Assistant Professor of Urology at the University of California-San Francisco, and joined private practice at Pan Pacific Urology in 1985. Aside from general urological practice, Rob focuses his practice on urological minimally invasive procedures. He is internationally known for his work in his field and has lectured, taught, and published. As a member of the American Urological Association Nephrolithiasis Guidelines Panel, he was responsible for outlining standard algorithms in the treatment of kidney stones. As an extension of his stone minimally invasive procedure, he has been in the forefront development of laparoscopic urologic procedure.  He has been the leading urologist in implementing laparoscopic and laparoscopic robotic procedures at California Pacific Medical Center. Outside of the hospital setting, he is involved in fundraising efforts in the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation and the A.S.P.C.A.  He has been a strong supporter of Zero to support Prostate cancer research and the Susan B. Komen breast cancer foundation. Over the past decade, he served as medical director of the San Francisco Lithotripsy Group, L.L.C. and the California Prostate Laser Treatment L.L.C.

Andrew Kowal
Andrew is a Partner at Francisco Partners, a technology-focused private equity firm with approximately $7 billion of capital under management. He focuses primarily on investments in the hardware and systems sectors, with a specific emphasis on the semiconductor and communications industries. Prior to joining the firm in 2001, he served as a Member at Princes Gate Investors where he was responsible for the identification, evaluation, and execution of private equity transactions in a variety of industries. He serves on the Board of Directors of Mitel Networks, and previously served on the Board of Directors of ADERANT, MagnaChip, and Metrologic. He graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. in Economics with a Finance concentration from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Amy Schoew Simpson
Amy Schoew Simpson is currently working with TWA leadership on strategic planning and fundraising/development efforts. Since TWA’s inception in October 2007, Amy worked with the founders to create and administer the non-profit organization. She joined Teach With Africa’s team as chair of the 2008 Inaugural Benefit and served as Executive Director from February 2008-September 2013. Under her leadership, TWA grew to an annual operating budget of nearly $500,000 and exchanged more than 100 educators in projects in South Africa and the U.S.

Amy’s background includes 20+ years of experience in communications, fundraising, and management in the technology and non-profit sectors, with an emphasis on event fundraising, major gift strategies and execution, donor cultivation and relationship management. She holds a B.A. of English Literature with a minor in Business Administration from Presbyterian College, South Carolina.