Leadership

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Executive Director

Jordan Herskowitz is one of Richie's older brothers. He is a social entrepreneur eager to get the word out about organ donation. Jordan started Richie's Spirit Foundation in 2008 as a way to honor his brother's memory. In less than five years, he saw the foundation grow from a start-up to a national organization for organ donation awareness. Jordan's non-profit background includes work with AIDS Services of Dallas, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Hillel of Northeast Oklahoma. In addition to his role as Executive Director, Jordan is Creative Director of Jordy Pordy Productions and is the Director of Student Life at Golda Och Academy in West Orange, NJ. 

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Foundation Coordinator

Meghan Wood joined Richie's Spirit Foundation in March 2014 to assist with day-to-day operations and to spearhead the growth of the organization. She has been tasked with engaging and growing our donor base, implementing new programming, and leading all fundraising initiatives. Meghan brings to RSF over five years of development experience and specializes in working with small-sized, medical related nonprofit organizations. Meghan holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration and a Master's Degree in Educational Supervision from Loyola University Maryland and a Master's Degree in Public Administration from Pace University in New York.

 
 

2016 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Lindsay Cobb works at Royce & Associates, an asset management fund, based in New York. She has over ten years of finance experience, including six years for Legg Mason Institutional Services. Cobb holds a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Loyola College. She knows first-hand the impact donation can have as her close family friend received a bone marrow transplant while battling leukemia. Cobb is an active basketball player and resides in New York City with her wife, Elizabeth.

Phillip Jacobs is a graduate of The University of Texas at Austin where he received a Bachelor's Degree in business Administration and a Master's Degree in Professional Accounting. He currently works in the Fraud Investigation and Dispute Services Division for Ernst and Young, traveling around the country working on cases. Phillip is a huge sports fan, including football, baseball, and hockey. Phillip is Richie's cousin.

Dr. Scott Pinner is a Physician in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at Kaiser Permanente in San Rafael, CA. Dr. Pinner holds a Bachelor's Degree in Biological Sciences with an emphasis in Medical Microbiology from the University of California at Davis. He received a double-lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis in June 2014. Dr. Pinner enjoys BBQ, hiking, and playing soccer. He lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with his wife and three-year old daughter.

Molly Richardson is a Coordinator of Alumni Engagement at The University of Missouri in Columbia. A Mizzou alum, she received a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and History. She also holds a Master's Degree in Social Sciences from The University of Chicago. Molly is an avid traveler and enjoys reading, cooking, and yoga. She has been friends with the Herskowitz family since middle school. Molly's focus with the Foundation is on strategic planning and donor engagement.

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Stacie Shidler is the Dealer Brand Marketing Specialist at Monitronics, a home security company, in Dallas, Texas. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Advertising and Public Relations from Texas Christian University. Stacie is also a freelance graphic designer and has worked on national campaigns including Reading Rocks and Jordy Pordy Productions. She has been friends with the Herskowitz family since middle school. Stacie loves painting, musical theater, and spending time with her cat, Zoey. Stacie's focus with the Foundation is on branding, design, and social media.

Maggie Williamson received a double-lung transplant due to cystic fibrosis in November 2014. She received her Bachelor's Degree in Public Relations from DePaul University. Maggie comes to RSF with a strong fundraising background, previously serving as the Major Gifts Coordinator for the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago. She enjoys yoga and other physical activities not that she can breathe easier and currently lives in Redwood City, CA with her husband, Tom.

 
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Honorary Chairmen

Barbie and Mark Herskowitz are Richie's parents and have been married for over 30 years. In addition to Richie, they have two sons, Neil and Jordan, and a daughter, Bryna. Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Mark has worked for Olmsted-Kirk Paper Company for over 20 years. Barbie has a background in Education. Both Barbie and Mark are huge supporters of organ donation and keeping Richie's memory alive.

 

Past Board Members

We would like to recognize the vitally important contributions of our past board members:

Andrew Alvarado
Melissa Berger
Debbie Cason
Jim Guller
Donna Hartman
Tom Inman
Becca Larson
Rabbi Joe Menashe
Anna Modlin
Quinn McKee
Dr. Albert Quan
Rachel Wald