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Our Board

Board Members

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Jane Lorin

Jane Lorin founded the HAPI Foundation in 2013 to bridge the gap of health and social services for the residents of affordable apartment communities by bringing convenient programming right to their doorsteps. With a background in commercial real estate, manufacturing, and vending, Jane brings a wealth of business savvy to her work in philanthropy. Jane received her B.S. in Business Administration from the University of Southern California and certificate in plant-based nutrition from Cornell University. As an entrepreneur with a passion for healthy eating and gardening, she started with a seed in a community vegetable garden and developed a greater movement to change lives through on-site health and social service programming. The HAPI Foundation strives to meet the comprehensive needs of historically underserved communities in a culturally responsive way. Jane is also actively involved in local philanthropic efforts to combat homelessness alongside the Jewish Funder’s Network and the Jewish Poverty Network. Since 2015, she has served on the Advisory Board for Interface Children and Family Services of Ventura County, where she has helped to raise awareness and funds through their annual gala, securing over $500,000 annually.

Jane enjoys sharing her love of cooking and gardening with her daughters and friends. Her favorite ways to practice good health: meditation, working out, biking, hiking, and walking her dog!

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Jennie Schaff

Jennie I. Schaff grew up in Rochester, New York and after earning her bachelor's and master’s degrees in Physical Therapy from Simmons College and her Ph.D. in education from George Mason University returned to her hometown to raise her family. She worked as a professor at Nazareth College for 13 years where her research and writing focused on topics including social justice and civic engagement, bullying, discrimination and harassment, inclusion and disabilities, and engaging and empowering youth.

In the Rochester community, Schaff has served on numerous Boards of Directors including The Jewish Community Center, The ARC of Monroe County, and Young Women’s College Prep.  Additionally, Jennie has served on The Jewish Federation CHAI Committee, has led multiple trips with college students, Holocaust survivors and community members to Germany and Poland in an effort to study The Holocaust, co-chaired the first Jewish Federation Ramim program and chaired The 100 Year Project.

Jennie is an active member of the Greater Rochester Community who in her free time has inspired civic engagement among her own children and other local youth by organizing youth-led campaigns in the aftermath of natural disasters and surrounding issues of social injustice.

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Dr. Jeannette Ickovics

Dr. Ickovics is a Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health and of Psychology at Yale University and the Director of CARE: Community Alliance for Research and Engagement, which is committed to bringing "evidence to action" to improve health. Her research investigates the interplay of complex biomedical, behavioral, social and psychological factors that influence individual and community health.