Michael Kelne – President
Mr. Kelne worked in advertising, marketing and public relations for over 40 years, including as a division manager for SBC Communications (now AT&T), as executive VP of an advertising agency, and as a marketing consultant. He is currently consulting in non-profit organization management. In addition to his professional career, Mr. Kelne has a strong history of community service, including as past president of Congregation Agudas Achim, past president of Golden Manor Jewish Senior Services, and as chair of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s San Antonio Council. Additionally, Mr. Kelne served for 25 years as a U.S. Naval Reserve Public Affairs Officer. He earned a Bachelor of Journalism degree from the University of Missouri.
Marcos Rosenberg – Vice President/Treasurer
Mr. Rosenberg is the USAA Federal Savings Bank Head of Credit Card. Mr. Rosenberg has over 20 years of experience in financial services, working for banks in the United States, Europe, Mexico, and South America. In addition to his extensive business experience and financial expertise, Mr. Rosenberg has previous experience as a school board member and has also served as a board member for other non-profit organizations in San Antonio. Mr. Rosenberg holds a master’s degree in Digital Electronics from the University of London and a Bachelor of Science degree in Engineering from Anahuac University in Mexico. In addition to his degrees, Mr. Rosenberg also has taken master courses at the Technion University in Haifa, Israel.
Brian Feld – Secretary
Mr. Feld is a partner in the law firm of Rosenthal Pauerstein Sandoloski Agather LLP. Mr. Feld represents entrepreneurs in connection with organizing and financing new enterprises and serves as outside general counsel to a number of clients managing a range of legal issues for early stage companies, established mid-sized companies, and several real estate ventures. He has served as a volunteer and in leadership roles in a number of nonprofit organizations both in San Antonio and statewide. Mr. Feld graduated with honors from The University of Texas School of Law, and with high honors from The University of Texas at Austin where he served as the elected Student Body Vice President.
Joanie Schwartz – Board Member at Large
Ms. Schwarz has over 25 years of experience as a successful small business owner, and has served on numerous boards and has held numerous leadership positions in San Antonio. Ms. Schwartz’s board service includes ten years as a trustee at Our Lady of the Lake University and six years on the Nursing Advisory Board at The University of Texas Health Science Center. Ms. Schwartz’s leadership positions include serving as the chairman of various fundraising and publicity campaigns, including her service as Chair of the Jonathan Netanyahu Dedication Dinner in San Antonio, with keynote speaker Ambassador Benjamin Netanyahu (who then was Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations, and later became Israel’s Prime Minister). Ms. Schwartz is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education.
Adam Chester – Board Member at Large
Mr. Chester is an attorney with the federal government. Prior to joining the federal government, Mr. Chester worked for a large international law firm and later founded his own law firm, while also doing extensive volunteer work with a non-profit organization that teaches schoolchildren about the law. Between college and law school, Mr. Chester spent several months at Kibbutz Ma’ayan Tzvi near Zichron Ya’acov, Israel, alternating days studying Hebrew and working in the Kibbutz’s banana fields. Mr. Chester graduated cum laude from the University of Michigan Law School, and with Highest Honors from the University of California at Berkeley with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Legal Studies.
Dr. Virginia Doty Moody – Board Member at Large
Dr. Moody has over 40 years of experience working for the Department of Defense and Fortune companies in the fields of Human Resources, Education/Training and Leadership Development, Project Management, Procurement, and EEO/AA, and serving as an Executive/Life/Business and Career Coach. She is currently the CEO of Moody & Associates serving as an Executive/Life/Career Coach, Business Consultant and Speaker/Trainer for corporations, nonprofit organizations, colleges/universities, and associations. Throughout her career, Dr. Moody has emphasized volunteer work, serving in leadership positions with Community Bible Church, Lighthouse for the Blind, the DeNovo Foundation, and the San Antonio Area Foundation. Dr. Moody holds a Doctorate degree in Adult Education/Leadership, Master degrees in Human Resource Management and Business Management, and a Bachelor degree in Vocational Adult Education.