Board of Trustees
Past Board Members
Leni Dworkis is the program manager at the Weissberg Foundation, where she provides robust programmatic support to Grantee partners seeking to advance social, racial, and criminal justice. Prior to joining the foundation in 2019, she served in research and programmatic capacities at the Vera Institute of Justice where she contributed to strategic development initiatives, measurement and evaluation efforts, and exploratory investigation around reaching and serving under-resourced and marginalized crime victims. Her long-standing passion for working with and giving voice to underserved populations has fueled her interests in breaking down oppressive barriers and rebuilding social structures to better meet the needs of all individuals.
She holds both her master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the George Washington University in sociology. Outside of work she spends her time playing rugby, biking local trails, dancing, ordering too much take-out, and snuggling with her cat Arya.
Hanh Le is the executive director of the Weissberg Foundation, where she leads strategy development, grantmaking, operations, and stakeholder engagement. Prior to joining the foundation in 2016, she was the chief program officer at Exponent Philanthropy, where she led educational programming, content development, and internal learning efforts. Hanh has directed training, grant, and technical assistance programs for KaBOOM!, Community Technology Centers’ Network, and the Peace Corps. She holds degrees from the College of William & Mary in environmental geology and the University of Virginia School of Architecture in urban and environmental planning.
Inspired by the power of collaborative impact and the DC-area community, Hanh co-founded the Cherry Blossom Giving Circle and co-chairs the Metro-DC chapter of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy and the Racial Equity Working Group of the Washington Regional Association of Grantmakers (WRAG). She also sits on the boards of the WRAG, Innovation Network, Asian American LEAD, and North Capital Main Street. She is passionate about family, friends, dogs, biking, food, matrixes and bad TV.
Amanda O’Meara is the director of operations at the Weissberg Foundation, where she oversees financials, human resources, and technology systems. Amanda has been on staff at the Foundation since 2009, and in that time she has worn many hats. Most recently, Amanda served as a program officer, helping to launch the Equitable Justice and Diversity in Theater initiatives.
Amanda graduated from George Mason University with a B.A. in Global Affairs and a minor in Women’s Studies. Prior to joining the Weissberg Foundation, Amanda worked with the UN World Food Program in Nairobi, Kenya. When she is not working, you can find her spending time with her husband, two daughters, and their dog Jaxson.
Jenell Rosa is the program assistant at the Weissberg Foundation, where she provides programmatic, communications, and administrative support to advance the foundation’s mission. Jenell's commitment to democratic values and social justice started at home with family discussions and education on issues of human rights; her work at the Nathan Cummings Foundation allowed her passion for equity to flourish. One of Jenell's favorite quotes (and words to live by) is from Jon Bon Jovi, "nothing is as important as passion. No matter what you want to do with your life, be passionate." She believes passion is what fuels us to work for the change we believe is possible.
Jenell has a creative soul and loves everything arts related. The Washington, DC native has a passion for fashion, which led her to pursue her BA in Fashion at the Art Institute. In her spare time, she dabbles in pottery, interior design, crafting, and DIY projects. She also enjoys catching up with family and friends, playing with her dog Ziggy, or binging on the latest Netflix series.