Board of Trustees
Board of Trustees
President - Rose Barlow
VP - Eric Zimmerman
Secretary - Colleen Horowitz
Treasurer - Orr Shakked
Immediate Past President - Marty Friedman
As a longtime supporter of Marin’s Jewish day school, Rose is the current Board President and serves on the Executive, Head Evaluation, Budget & Finance, Facilities and Governance Committees. Rose is also the co-chair of the Advancement Committee. From 2003-2011 she served as a trustee of Brandeis Hillel Day School. During that time, she was variously a Marin campus Parent Association Co-President, Chair of the Annual Fund, member of the 2004/5 head of school search committee, Secretary of the Board and Chair of the Committee on Trustees. Rose is the Executive Director of Zero Breast Cancer and a Taproot Foundation pro bono capacity building consultant. She is an executive board member of the Jewish National Fund’s Northern California Region. She serves on the Jewish National Funds' national Nefesh B’Nefesh task force. Rose is an alumna of the Universities of Cape Town and the Witwatersrand. Her early career was in industrial relations. She is a professional member of SHRM. Rose is married to Chris Barlow and their daughters, a college graduate and a college junior, both attended Brandeis Marin.
Scott has been serving the residents of Marin and Sonoma counties as a psychiatrist for the past 28 years with a special interest in teenagers and young adults. He spent his first 20 professional years as the Medical Director of Mental Health at Marin General Hospital. Currently, he is the Medical Director of the Paradigm San Francisco Adolescent Residential program in San Rafael and retains a private practice in Corte Madera and Petaluma. During his 14 years as a Brandeis parent, Scott served the school as room parent many times, created and organized the Family Talent Show, and was the Chair of the Chesed Committee. He is the proud father of 2 Brandeis alums.
David currently serves on the Budget and Finance Committee and Investment Subcommittee, and previously served on the Sukkot in Yosemite committee. David is Senior Product Director for Commercial Property at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty Insurance, where he has worked for over 25 years in various underwriting and management roles. He holds the Chartered Property-Casualty Underwriter designation and has spoken widely about the unique risks and sustainability-related benefits associated with green buildings, including at conferences held by the Building Owners and Managers Association, Urban Land Institute, American Institute of Architects, and CERES. David grew up in suburban New York and holds a B.A. in Economics from Williams College. David spent several years working at ski areas in Colorado prior to moving to the Bay Area, and skiing remains a passion to this day. David and his wife Toni have a daughter, Rosie, who graduated from Brandeis Marin in 2018 and is currently enrolled in Terra Linda High School’s Marin School of Environmental Leadership.
Becky spent over a decade as a classroom teacher on the Marin Campus of Brandeis. During her tenure, she participated in the Head of School Search Committee, Compensation Committee and Israel Education Committee. Transitioning out of the classroom, she oversaw the school-wide Curriculum Mapping project, and was the school's Accreditation Coordinator for its 2017 CAIS/WASC accreditation. Becky has also served as Brandeis Marin's first Alumni Relations Coordinator and helped found Mishpacha, the family alumni association. Over the last few years, Becky has also volunteered and co-chaired various committees at the OMJCC and Rodef Sholom; she has also participated in the Shalom Hartman Institute for Emerging Leaders on the OMJCC campus. Becky graduated from Brandeis in 1993. She and her husband, Bryce, have two children and are active members of the local Jewish community.
Ellen has been fully immersed at Brandeis Marin since she moved to the Bay Area from Cincinnati with her family eight years ago. She has been very active in the Parent Association at Brandeis Marin, helped to revitalize tefillah onegs, and chaired various committees including the new family welcome team. Ellen served on the BHDS Board of Trustees and sat on the Committee on Trustees and was part of the Marin Working Group that established Brandeis Marin as an independent school. Ellen is actively involved with Jewish Family and Children’s Services. Ellen is the current President of the Parent Association at the Jewish Community High School of the Bay where her older children attend/ed school. At this time, Ellen sits on the Committee on Trustees & the Advancement Committee. Ellen received her B.A. from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is the proud mom of two Brandeis graduates and a current 7th grader at the school.
Marty served as a Brandeis Hillel Day School trustee since 2010 and is currently the past-President of the Brandeis Marin Board of Trustees. Marty is the CEO of Friedman Investment Management Corp, a real estate and asset management company. Prior to that, he served as a vice president at J.P. Morgan Securities Inc. in New York where he specialized in fixed income securitization. Marty received his B.A. and MBA from the University of Michigan. Marty is a past-president of the board of directors for the Osher Marin Jewish Community Center and a Wexner Fellowship alumnus. Marty and Vanessa, his wife, are the proud parents of two Brandeis Marin graduates.
An orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in San Francisco, Jeff is a Wexner Fellowship alumnus and former member of the National Young Leadership Cabinet of the JCF. He was a founding board member of the Jewish Community High School of the Bay and a former board member of the JCCSF. He is active in AIPAC and pro-Israel politics. He has two children at Brandeis Marin.
A native of Marin, Colleen is a registered nurse who volunteers her time and talent at various public health organizations, including a program that supports low-income pregnant mothers at risk of developing postpartum depression and at the RotaCare clinic in San Rafael, where she helps uninsured members of the community receive high quality healthcare. She holds degrees from Western Washington University and the University of Pennsylvania. She has three children: two current Brandeis Marin students and an up-and-coming one.
Jennifer co-owns a software development firm with her husband, Steve Hong, where he’s in charge of everything technical and she’s in charge of everything else. Previous to that, she owned a learning and development consultancy specializing in leadership development, a career that spanned almost 20 years. She is also a hardstyle Kettlebell expert and bridged the gap between her businesses by hosting kettlebell-based strength-training classes and competing in Kettlebell Sport competitions. Jennifer served on the executive team of the Parents Association for 4 years, two as president, and headed up many committees throughout her time at Brandeis. Jennifer also currently serves on the board for Children 4 Change, an organization built to support children helping children; global citizens who are creating change in their world. Jennifer and Steve have 1 child at Brandeis and are hosting Brandeis Marin’s first official international student, their nephew from Korea.
Amy is a Marin native and currently serves on the Audit and Budget & Finance Committees. Amy is a financial and accounting executive with over 15 years of operational & accounting experience specializing in the technology sector. Amy has two daughters at Brandeis Marin.
Rebecca is a nonprofit consultant and strategist who supports organizational growth through community-building, program design, planning, and fundraising. With a deep connection to arts and culture, Rebecca has worked with leading cultural institutions in San Francisco and New York including Creative Commons, Headlands Center for the Arts, Creative Time, and MoMA PS1. She has a BA from The New School, an MA from Hunter College, and was a public service fellow at New York University. A native Californian, she lives in Marin with her husband and their two children, one at Brandeis Marin and one soon to start.