We invite you to get to know BBYO's professional staff from our Washington, DC headquarters, as well our 40+ field offices across North America.

Team members in our DC office manage marketing and communications, finance, development and alumni relations, teen programming, and registration for international year-round and summer programs. Our diverse team, many of whom are BBYO alumni, works together to perpetuate BBYO's legacy as the world's leading pluralistic Jewish teen movement. To find a specific contact in one of our 40+ regions, please visit the BBYO Near You page and click on the region you’re searching for.

If you’re looking for our main address and phone number, look no further!

800 Eighth Street NW
Washington, DC 20001
P: 202.857.6633 / F: 202.857.6568

[email protected]



Matthew Grossman
Chief Executive Officer
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Jan Bigelow
Chief Financial and Administrative Officer
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Elizabeth Berman
Chief People Officer
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Jill Hulnick
Chief Impact Officer
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Jayme David
Vice President, Community Engagement
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Ian Kandel
Vice President, Global Movement Strategy

Gary Levin
Senior Vice President of Community Impact
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Robyn Judelsohn
Senior Vice President of Immersive Experiences
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Debbie Shemony
Vice President, Marketing & Communications
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Karen Alpert
Vice President, IT Strategy and Measurement
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BBYO’s International Board of Directors is the organization's governing body, comprised of key Jewish philanthropists, Jewish community leaders, BBYO alumni, Jewish Federation leadership, BBYO’s International Teen Presidents (the Grand Aleph Godol and International N’siah) and local and regional BBYO lay leaders.

Board members are committed to Jewish youth and to building future Jewish leadership, influential in their communities and willing to help guide and assist the organization as it charts its course for the future. The Board of Directors' responsibilities include determining policy, supporting fundraising efforts, approving partnerships with other agencies, and establishing new organization committees and task forces.


Ruth Suzman, Board Chair, Westchester, NY
Ruth is a dedicated volunteer, philanthropist, and non-profit advisor. Having earned degrees from the University of Texas at Austin and Yale University, today Ruth works with organizations and programs that help connect young people to Jewish identity and leadership, and those that help people access educational opportunities and engage productively in the workplace. Ruth serves as Vice Chair of the Board for Repair the World, a national organization dedicated to making volunteer service a defining part of Jewish life. Ruth recently served as Chair of the Board of the Westchester Community College Foundation, and currently serves as Chair of the Wisdom Council of Greyston Foundation, both located in Westchester, NY. Additionally, Ruth serves on the boards of the MB & Edna Zale Foundation (Dallas, TX), the College of Liberal Arts at UT Austin, and the advisory board of DOROT in NYC. She is a member of the Visiting Committee to the Department of European Sculpture and Decorative Arts at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Ruth lives in Westchester, NY with her husband and three children, and is an active member of Westchester Reform Temple.

Walter Solomon, Past Chair, Cincinnati, OH 
A native of Charleston, SC, Walter is Vice President & Chief Growth Officer for Ashland Inc., an $8 billion global specialty chemicals company, and is primarily responsible for Corporate Strategy and Business Transformation. Before joining Ashland in 2002, Walter spent 20 years in Cincinnati, OH – the first 10 years with Procter & Gamble in Marketing/Brand Management and the second 10 years running privately-held start-up companies in health care and software, including an Inc. 500 company and a not-for-profit technology incubator. He has served on the Boards of Trustees for ten not-for-profit (and primarily Jewish) organizations, having served as Chairman, Vice-Chairman or President for four. As an active member of BBYO, Walter served as President and Vice-President of District 5 AZA, member of the International Board, participant in ILTC, staff for Regional BBYO conventions, and an advisor to a BBYO chapter. He is a graduate of the University of Virginia. He and his wife, Terri, have three sons and a daughter in law.

Steven Price, Treasurer/Vice Chair, Scarsdale, NY 
Steven is Chairman and CEO of Townsquare Media, LLC, a publicly traded media and entertainment company. Prior to founding Townsquare in 2009, he was Senior Managing Director at Centerbridge Partners and, before that, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (Spectrum, Space and Communications). Mr. Price graduated magna cum laude from Brown University, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and has a J.D. from Columbia University School of Law. Among other activities, he serves as Board President at Met Council on Jewish Poverty and serves on the Board of Trustees of Brown University, the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (where he also serves on the Executive Committee) and JTS (Jewish Theological Seminary). He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and a member of the President’s Council at AEI. He lives in New York with his wife and two children.

David Brown, Secretary, Chicago, IL 
David is an accomplished attorney who counsels public companies and closely held businesses on complex matters, including strategic planning, talent development, acquisitions and dispositions, private placements of debt and equity and tax and entity structures.  David also serves as chairman of Much Shelist and is actively involved in strategic planning and leadership development for the firm. Prior to his appointment to chairman of Much Shelist, David served as chair of the firm’s management committee for thirteen years. He is an active board member of the Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago (JUF) and is immediate past chairman of its board of directors. David has also held multiple positions within the JUF - chair of the Overall Planning and Allocations Committee (OPAC), End of the Year chair for the 2004 and 2008 campaigns, chair of the Government Affairs Committee, and president of the Young Leadership Division. David was a recipient of the JUF’s Young Leadership Award. David is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Jewish Federations of North America (JFNA) and serves on its Executive Committee. He also served as chair of JFNA's Human Services and Public Policy Council where he worked closely with professional leadership in JFNA's Washington, D.C. office and lay leadership throughout the United States on health and long-term care issues, care of the aged, disability and tax policies. David currently chairs the Global Operations: Israel and Overseas Council for JFNA where he works with and engages the Federation system on critical overseas issues, particularly in Israel. David is active in AIPAC and is a regular visitor to Israel. He is also a member of the Economic Club of Chicago. As an active teen, David was involved in BBYO as part of the Waukegan, Illinois AZA chapter. He served as Chapter President, Illinois Council Moreh, and District 6 AZA S’gan (vice-president). David and his wife, Suzanne Muchin, live in Chicago with their five children.

Matthew Grossman, BBYO Chief Executive Officer, Washington, DC 
Matt has served as BBYO's Chief Executive Officer since 2004 and is currently responsible for working with the organization's teen, professional, volunteer and philanthropic leaders to set BBYO's vision and direction. For more than 90 years, BBYO has provided exceptional identity enrichment and leadership development experiences for hundreds of thousands of teens and now ranks as one of the Jewish community’s premier platforms for reaching and inspiring Jewish teens. Matt takes great pride in BBYO's ability to bring Jewish teens together so they can form powerful, authentic relationships with each other and with inspiring adult role models. He plays a key role in hiring the professional team who bring to life the compelling Jewish environments where teens feel pride in who they are, in control of their own destiny and a part of something greater than themselves. With the guidance and mentoring of BBYO's Board of Directors, Matt has helped grow BBYO's budget three-fold, expand AZA and BBG membership to over 19,000 teens annually all while ensuring that appropriate systems and financial controls are in place to support BBYO's fast growing infrastructure. Prior to BBYO, Matt worked for Hillel: The Foundation for Jewish Campus Life, playing a key role in the organization’s decade-long renaissance. Matt grew up in Cheshire, a small town in central Connecticut and currently lives with his wife Melissa, daughter Olivia, and son Gabriel in Arlington, VA.


Jonathan Anschell
Laurie Blitzer
Lisa B. Eisen
Susan Goldsmith
Adean Golub
Andy Gutman
Emily Kolodney (Anita M. Perlman International N’siah)
Lois Kohn-Claar
Lee Kohrman
Estee Portnoy
Ethan Golde (Grand Aleph Godol)
Marc Saperstein
Lynn Schusterman
Stacy Schusterman
Craig Weiss

If you are interested in joining the International Board of Directors, please contact Stacey Apter.