Board of Directors

The Board of Directors is responsible for setting and regularly reviewing the organization’s mission and vision while also ensuring proper governance and managerial oversight. The Board is active in many areas, including strategic planning, financial development, fiscal oversight, and public relations. There are three standing committees: (1) Executive, (2) Audit, and (3) Nominating and Governance.
Board Members are generally individuals who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields or have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to Gift of Life's mission. This includes members of the general public, transplant recipients, bone marrow donors, and volunteers. Board members bring their own individual skills and experience to the organization, including backgrounds in finance, law, marketing, communications, governance, and medicine/science related to transplantation.
If you are interested in joining the Gift of Life Board of Directors, submit your request in writing describing your interest and the skills that you can bring to the organization. Please include your CV and send to

Board Roster:

William Begal, Chairman
Begal Enterprises
Jay Feinberg, President 
Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation
Warren Eisenberg, Secretary
Bed, Bath & Beyond 
Ellen Brody, Esq, CPA Treasurer
Roberts and Holland
Daniel Brown, Esq
Brown and Gould 
Edward Blumenfeld
Blumenfeld Development Group 
Martin Levion
C Projects 
Chaim Motzen
Map International 
Jason Ostheimer
Blackstone Group 
Ruth Spector, MD
Winthrop University Hospital 

Honorary Board Members:

Charles R. Bronfman
Warren Spector
Michael Minikes

History & Overview

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