The Weissberg Foundation is governed by a six-member Board. From inception, the Foundation’s bylaws provide for a Board comprised of 50% Independent Trustees and 50% Family Trustees. In 2022, in keeping with its commitment to internal racial equity, the Board voted to aspire to a racial composition of 50% white Trustees and 50% Black, Indigenous, and People of Color Trustees. View our Staff.
Chair, Independent Trustee
Edward is the Vice President of Programs and Philanthropic Advising Services at ABFE – A Philanthropic Partnership for Black Communities, where he deeply embraces the organization’s vision. In his role, he leads philanthropic professional development & convening activities as well as supports the design and implementation of the organization’s racial justice and equity program initiatives for over 900+ members and partners across the globe.
Family Trustee/Next Gen
Rachel has a passion for making the world a better place. She graduated from NYU with an undergraduate degree in alternative health, criminal justice and psychology. After graduating from the University of Denver with her MBA in 2021, Rachel started working for Syntrinsic Investment Counsel as an Associate Consultant helping nonprofits with impact led investing. She has been a trustee of the Foundation since 2011 and strives to continue the legacy of her grandfather, Marvin. In her free time, Rachel enjoys traveling, hiking and music.
Courtney is a collaborative consultant, facilitator and mentor in wellness and hospitality and has over 25 years of experience in the field. She is a whole systems-innovator at the intersection of community wellness and psychedelic medicine. Passionate about cross-culture disciplines, she has traveled the world in search of innovative therapies for healing and self-care. Courtney has served on the Board since 2013 and is honored to support Marvin’s philanthropic vision.
Treasurer & Investment Committee Chair, Family Trustee
Nina is CEO of Weissberg Investment Corp and a founding board member and Investment Committee Chair of the Weissberg Foundation. Using a background in anthropology as a lens in combination with ongoing learning, Nina tries to recognize and change inequity through allocating funding and time. Currently, Nina is focused on using the endowment’s power and influence on financial systems to align with the WF’s programmatic visions for change.
Vice Chair and Secretary, Family Trustee
Wesley is a founding Board member of the Foundation. Though she still thinks Brooklyn is home, she lives mostly in Cold Spring, New York, with her dog Reggie, husband David and so many frogs. She is in an MFA program studying fiction and writing short stories. Wesley likes to hike, play board games, watch tv and read fiction. She is vegan and loves to cook and be with her family.