Who We Are

USA Executive Board Members

Co-President

Judit Groisman

Co-President

Mirielle Manocherian

Honorary Life Presidents

Gail Perl

Honorary Life Presidents

Jana Falic

Founding
President

Mercedes Ivcher

Founding
President

Evelyn Sommer

Executive Vice President

Ruthy Benoliel

Treasurer

Leslie Dezer Salmon

Operations Chair

Brenda Abuaf

Vice
President

Esther Chetrit

Vice
President

Lillian Tabacinic

Vice
President

Mira Sofer

VP World WIZO International Council Member

Rosita Retelny

Vice
President

Victoria Sakhai

U.N.
Representative

Lisa Ohebshalom

U.N.
Representative

Jackie Siegal

Board Member
Emeritus

Joan Kahn

Board Member
Emeritus

Marci Waterman

Chairperson,
Florida

Goldy Retchkiman

Chair,
WIZO LA

Gina Raphael

Chair,
WIZO NY

Lisa Ohebshalom

AVIV Co-Chair

Shena Dominitz

AVIV Co-Chair

Rachel Shnay

WIZO USA Regional Executive Director

Susan L. Henkin

WIZO USA Regional Executive Director

Suzanne Harper

What We Do
Thousands of women, children, youth, and families have benefited from WIZO USA’s various programs, schools, and legal advice. Every one of them is special to us and their success is our success.

Our Early Childhood

182 Day Care Centers provide care for over 15,000 children while giving young families the tools they need to improve their quality of life.

Our Youth

Five schools provide shelter and education for over 5,500 students, ensuring that no child falls between the cracks.

Our Women

Two Battered Women’s Shelters and 100 programs for women’s empowerment aid thousands of women in dire situations.

Our Community Centers

Community Centers provide programs and support for mature adults.