BOARD OF DIRECTORS

 


Sheldon Brickman  (Chairman)

Sheldon Brickman is founder and President of Rockshore Advisors LLC, a mergers & acquisitions advisory firm based in New York City.

Prior to starting Rockshore Advisors, Sheldon served as Head of International M&A and Business Development for Aetna International. Previously Sheldon worked at AIG for more than 17 years in various executive level M&A and business development positions around the world where he was responsible for buying and selling numerous businesses on behalf of the Company.

Before joining AIG Sheldon spent four years at Hanwa Company LTD, and three years at the international accounting firm of Deloitte & Touche.

 

 

David Boardman (Vice-chairman)

David Boardman is Executive Editor of The Seattle Times, the largest newspaper in the Pacific Northwest, and its Web site, Seattletimes.com. .

He has directed two Pulitzer Prize-winning team projects and is the recipient of numerous other major national awards, including the Goldsmith Prize in Investigative Reporting from Harvard University. He is treasurer of the American Society of News Editors, chairman of the Center for Investigative Reporting in Bosnia and Herzegovina, and has conducted seminars for journalists there and in Poland, Denmark, Belgium, the Netherlands and Turkey.

Mr. Boardman is a member of the Boards of Directors of the U.S. Center for Investigative Reporting and the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press, and of the Accreditation Committee of the Accrediting Council on Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. He has served four times as a juror for the Pulitzer Prizes.

David Boardman is a graduate of the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University and has a graduate degree from the University of Washington. 

 

Fred Finkelstein (Member)

Fred Finkelstein is a member at the law firm of Lawrence & Finkelstein, P.L.L.C. in Seattle, Washington, where he represents clients in lawsuits and arbitrations.  Fred is also an arbitrator for the King County Superior Court and the Washington State Bar Association and has the highest rating (“AV”) given by Martindale-Hubbell, Inc.  He has practiced law in Seattle since 1984.

Born and raised in New York City, he attended college at Northwestern University and graduated with honors in history in 1979.  He received his law degree in 1984 from Vanderbilt University.  Fred Finkelstein lives in Seattle with his wife Nora and their three children.

Nora has traced his family history in Lomża back to the 1830's. One of the tombstones restored by the Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation is of Fred’s great-great uncle.  When Fred visited the Jewish Cemetery in Lomża in 2008, he was photographed kneeling by this tombstone and holding a photograph from the early 1900's of his great-grandmother next to the very same tombstone.  This photograph is on the Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation website.
Mr. Finkelstein  is also the Vice-President of the Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation.

Dr. Marek Kaminski (Member)

Dr. Marek Kaminski, of Fall Creek, Wisconsin, grew up in Lomza. He graduated form Bialystok Medical School in 1974, and continued there as a faculty at the Department of Physiopathology.  In 1975, Dr. Kaminski was appointed an editor of the school's monthly magazine. For his persistence in the preservation of editorial independence under the Communist regime, he was assigned to three years of military service, an equivalent of a low-security imprisonment. He fled to the United States in 1980 and continued his research in blood clotting at University of North Carolina and Harvard Medical School.

He is a board-certified internist, and has been practicing emergency medicine since 1990, currently at  Mayo Clinc, Menomonie, Wisconsin. He also has served as a consultant for Poland’s Ministry of Heath on the Emergency Medical System Reform.

 Dr. Kaminski is a Roman Catholic. In 1999, in response to Pope John Paul II's appeal for "respect and love toward our older brothers in faith," Dr. Kaminski co-founded the Lomza Jewish Cemetery Foundation and has been serving as its president since then. His wife, Dorota, is treasurer of the Foundation.