MEMBERS

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Ron Wasserman

Chairman

For the past six years Ron has lead Fuel For Truth’s Boot Camp program by presenting the facts and history behind the Middle East conflict and creation of the Jewish State. 

During his time as Chairman he has helped train hundreds of young professionals in understanding the history of Israel and the conflict in order for them to have their own opinions based on fact and possess the confidence to intelligently articulate their views. He received the Friend of Israel Award from the National Council of Young Israel in 2007 and The Jewish Children’s Museum Young Leadership Award in 2013.

As a Congressional Club member with AIPAC he regularly meets with senior ranking members of Congress to educate them on the Aran-Israeli conflict and strengthen the US-Israel relationship. He's an Associate Group Director at Signature Bank.

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Justin Ellis

Executive Director

As Executive Director, Justin Ellis has spearheaded Fuel For Truth’s mission to spread our programming across the country, resulting in the expansion of Boot Camp chapters in Boston, Miami and Los Angeles. He has provided workshops and spoken for numerous organizations, including the Jewish Federations of North America, The Jewish Agency For Israel, and the Israeli American Council. A native of Westchester and graduate of American University, he in the Astoria neighborhood of Queens with his wife.

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Jeremy Meller

Chief Operating Officer

Jeremy is from Syosset, New York. He has his own business providing IT consulting for small and medium businesses. He graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2005, with a degree in Information Technology.

During his college days, he was very active in Hillel on campus, culminating in serving as Hillel President and leading the organization through a fairly challenging transition period, his senior year. He has always felt that the Jewish people have an inseparable connection both to Israel and to each other.

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Todd Levy

Chief Financial Officer

Todd grew up in Miami, Florida, and early on learned the importance of being part of a strong Jewish community and being an advocate for Israel. He completed the February 2017 Boot Camp and is one of many Florida natives who have become a part of the FFT community in New York. Todd graduated from the University of Florida in 2015 with a masters degree in accounting, and is currently employed at KPMG.

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Jessica Kamens

Chair, Events & Alumni Engagement

Jessica completed Boot Camp during the February 2017 class and has been highly involved ever since. She grew up on Long Island where she had a strong Jewish community that encouraged her to become a Zionist. After visiting Israel on Birthright in the summer of 2010 her love for her country grew and she returned to Jerusalem for another two months in the winter of 2014.

She is happy to bring her passion for Israel to the FFT community as Co-Chair of Events and Alumni Engagement. Jessica graduated from the University of Delaware in 2012 and holds a degree in Mass Communications with minors in Advertising and Business Administration. Professionally she gives back in a fundraising capacity and plans to utilize these skills while preparing FFT events.

In her free time, Jessica can be found at the theater, improv comedy shows and concerts.

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Lily Guttentag

Chair, Fundraising

Lily is a graduate of FFT-Boston's inaugural Boot Camp class and is excited to be taking on the role of Fundraising Chair.

Lily works at the Massachusetts General Hospital as a Development Officer, and is an active member of the Mass General Hospital/ Physicians Organization Women in Leadership Committee and at the University of Delaware, as the Co-Philanthropy Chair of the Young Alumni Advisory Council. Lily brings years of experience in fundraising and donor relationship management at one of the nation's top hospitals to our team.

She looks forward to identifying new opportunities as FFT continues to expand across the country. She is a native of Andover, MA, and received her degree in Health Behavior Science and Nutrition from the University of Delaware.

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