National Board Alumnae

Helaine Berenson Allen
Ellen Stone Belic
Betty Ann Blum
Marjorie O’Neill Clapprood
Antje Farber
Sandra Fineberg
Carol Bernstein Finn
Ellen Gould
Eleanor Jaffe
Carole Hyatt
Amy Kaufman
Michele Kessler
Myra Kraft (deceased)
Ellen Beth Lande
Ann Lewis
Eliane Markoff
Evelyn Murphy
Gail Nessel
Rena Olshansky
Mona Reis
Patricia Ribakoff
Paulette Rose
Rhoda Sapers
Valya Shapiro 
Audrey Schuster
Elaine Schuster
Barbara Sidell
Lois Silverman
Roberta Weiner
Wendy Weiss
Lee Wolf

Board of Directors

The National Board of Women's Studies Research Center and Scholars Program at Brandeis University, founded in 2001, was created to provide guidance, financial support and assistance with community relations. 

Our Board consists of Brandeis alumni and non-alumni from various regions in the country and the Boston area. The group meets monthly from August until June on the Brandeis campus and is led by Cochairs Diane R. Rubin '81 and Rosalie Ripaldi Shane '66.

Members of the board include artists, businesswomen, actors, philanthropists, politicians, physicians, people in the media, lawyers and writers, to name a few.


Cynthia Berenson
Lora Brody (board liaison)
Carol Goldberg
Sue Goldberg
Barbara (Babs) Hirshfield
Jessica K. Laufer '79
Annette Liberman Miller '58
Ruth Nemzoff
Diane R. Rubin '81, Cochair
Rachel Sagan
Barbara Sander
Heidi Shear
Caitlin Smith
Rosalie Ripaldi Shane '66, Cochair
Louise Weinberg '73 (on leave 2017-2018)
Austin Wertheimer