Lisa Arlyn Lowe
Lisa Arlyn Lowe grew up in Miami, FL, but has lived in Northeast Ohio for ten years. She’s passionate about community and economic development, especially microlending to assist individuals and businesses. She finds inspiration in every loan that helps someone out of a difficult situation, be it a first year college student trying to pay off debt, or aiding someone in resisting predatory lending.
Bruce Fallick, a Pennsylvanian economist, joined the HFLA Board in order to make a difference at the local level. He stayed with HFLA because he was inspired by the loan applicants and their determination to succeed, and remains inspired by every loan review meeting he attends.
Born and raised in New York, Roslyn Quarto moved to Cleveland in the fall of 2012 and became the Executive Director of Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) in April of 2013. Roslyn brings a diverse perspective through her experience as a non-profit, government and corporate executive and lawyer. In the non-profit sector, Roslyn served as the Director of Operations for Gay Games IV, and later, as Associate Executive Director for the Urban Homesteading Assistance Board.
Alisa Feingold was born and raised in Northeast Ohio. The Director of Global Communications at Avery Dennison, she joined HFLA after working closely with a student who received a loan through the organization. She’s inspired by every loan applicant she hears, and has a continued passion for making a difference, one applicant at a time.
Marla Petti has lived in Northeast Ohio for 46 years. She joined HFLA because she’s passionate about giving people the chance to succeed, regardless of financial hurdles. As a financial advisor, her best moments with HFLA have been seeing loans open doors to opportunities that wouldn’t otherwise exist.
Immediate Past President
David Edelman is the Co-Founder and CEO of Diabetes Daily. He became involved with HFLA because microlending both solves current issues and aids generations to come, and remains passionate about being able to help people in need get back on their feet again.
Wendy Albin Sattin
Zeev Friedman is a native of both Cleveland and Israel. He joined HFLA in order to give people a helping hand, and stayed because of the tremendous good that HFLA does in the community. He values the ability to constantly help others, and has found HFLA as one way to do so.
Marianne Lax in part of a non-profit organization, and joined HFLA so she could continue to make a difference. Her passion about the level of involvement the board has with the community and its mission therein are what inspire her daily.
Scott Lewis was born in Brooklyn, New York, but moved to Lyndhurst, Ohio when he was young. He uses analytical abilities and empathy in order to provide loans to those who need them. He serves on the HFLA board because his deliberations and decisions directly touch the lives of individuals.
Debby Rosenthal, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the English Department at John Carroll University. A native of Rochester, NY, Debby received her PhD from Princeton University, and has lived in Cleveland for 22 years. She specializes in 19th-century American literature and teaches courses about poverty, social justice, climate change fiction, feminist literary criticism, and many other subjects. She has written two books, edited three more, and has published many articles in scholarly journals.
Janet Shapiro is the Senior Director for Donor Advised and Special Purpose Funds. She joined the HFLA Board with a strong background in banking and philanthropy, and stayed in order to help people who otherwise would not receive funds, as well as for the outstanding staff and board members.
Dara Weinerman Steinberg is Executive Director of Lippman Kanfer Family Foundation and Lippman Kanfer Foundation for Living Torah. A former consultant to Fortune 100 companies and to small and mid-sized nonprofits, she is passionate about helping organizations reach their potential. A native of New Jersey, Dara and her family have lived in northeast Ohio for nearly a decade. She holds and MBA from Fordham University and a BA from Smith College and is a proud former board member of the Smith College Club of Cleveland. She loves that HFLA genuinely cares about people’s financial challenges and partners with them to find solutions through microlending.
Michal Marcus, Executive Director
Martin E. Blum*
Martin J. Cohn
Albert E. Einstein*
Irwin M. Frank
Jack Lampl, Jr *
Michael A. Lewis
Dr. Richard Pollack
Stuart J. Sharpe
* of blessed memory