The Next Generation Council

The Next Generation Council serves as a key advisory group and source of philanthropic support for USC Shoah Foundation. Each member represents the next generation of leaders and innovators who promote the Institute’s goals, participate and provide expertise, protect the preservation of testimony, and work to preserve the Visual History Archive for future generations to experience.

Next Generation Council Members


Thom Melcher

Vice Chair

Lisa Hofheimer

Council Members

Dan Adler
Qanta Ahmed 
Tammy Anderson
Karla Ballard Williams
Melanie Dadourian
Marsha Dworkin
Jason Epstein
Lori Fife
Rachel Gerrol
Jodi Harris Schwartz
Freddie Kotek
Aliza Liberman
Joshua Nash
Sam Pond
Allie Pyke
Shael Rosenbaum
Peter Rosenberg
Meredith Rubenzahl
Rachel Simon
Marilyn Sinclair
Louis Smith
Lindy Snider
Lindsey Spindle
Leesa Wagner