Board of Trustees
Past Board Members
Leni Dworkis is the program manager at the Weissberg Foundation, where they provide robust programmatic support to grantee partners seeking to advance social, racial, and criminal justice. Prior to joining the foundation in 2019, they served in research and programmatic capacities at the Vera Institute of Justice where they contributed to strategic development initiatives, measurement and evaluation efforts, and exploratory investigation around reaching and serving under-resourced and marginalized crime victims. Leni's long-standing passion for working with and giving voice to underserved populations has fueled their interests in breaking down oppressive barriers and rebuilding social structures to better meet the needs of all individuals.
They hold both their master’s and bachelor’s degrees from the George Washington University in sociology. Outside of work they spends their time playing rugby, biking local trails, dancing, ordering too much take-out, and snuggling with their cat Arya.
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.