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Merav Cohen   Manager, Hazon Seal of Sustainability

Merav Cohen manages the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program and in this role she supports organizations and congregations in their efforts to adopt more sustainable practices. Prior to coming to NY, Merav lived in Beijing and worked with an EU aid program to help the Chinese government improve its environmental governance and prior to that, Merav practiced corporate law at a leading Israeli law firm, focusing on infrastructure and energy projects. Merav holds an LL.B. from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and specialized in international law at Erasmus Universiteit in Rotterdam. Merav also holds a Master’s of Public Administration specializing in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs. She is an avid traveler, a tree-hugger, passionate about all things culture, nature and science. In her free time she enjoys Israeli Folk Dancing, hiking, opera and classical music.

New York, NY | 212.644.2332 x352 | merav.cohen@hazon.org
Ariel Marantz   Associate, Hazon Seal of Sustainability

Ariel Marantz is an Associate for the Hazon Seal of Sustainability program. A 2017 Binghamton University graduate, Ariel studied Applied Behavior Analysis, Health & Wellness, and Education as an undergraduate, and performed nutrition and psychology research. Since college, Ariel has worked as a teacher at a private elementary school where she spearheaded and oversees a composting and recycling program. With her passion for sustainability, Ariel often gives presentations to students about the environment and volunteers in her town with respect to sustainability initiatives for various institutions. Ariel is grateful for the opportunity to be a catalyst for further sustainable program implementation through her work at Hazon.

New York, NY | ariel.marantz@hazon.org

Regional Coordinators

Detroit, MI

Brittany Feldman   Manager, Sustainability and Outdoor Engagement

Brittany Feldman is the Program Coordinator for Environmental and Outdoor Engagement at Hazon Detroit. She attended Central Michigan University where she studied Recreation, Parks, and Leisure Services Administration. Prior to joining Hazon, she worked as an Outdoor Educator for Tamarack Camps and a Program Coordinator at the Farmington Hills Nature Center. Her background includes leading educational programs in teambuilding, adventure courses and environmental wilderness classes. In her spare time Brittany enjoys hiking, tie-dyeing, and watching the Food Network.

Detroit, MI | 248.752.4294 | brittany.feldman@hazon.org

Boulder, CO

Becky O'Brien   Director, Boulder

Becky O’Brien is Hazon’s Director for Boulder, Colorado. She has worked for a variety of social justice causes in the nonprofit sector for more than 18 years. She has a background in volunteer coordinating, programming, political advocacy, fundraising, communications, and non-profit administration. She received a Bachelor’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of South Florida and a Master’s Degree in Religious Studies from the University of Colorado, graduating summa cum laude from both. She enjoys her family, hiking and camping in the beautiful Colorado outdoors, gardening, knitting, and applying the principles of Voluntary Simplicity to her life.

Boulder, CO | 303.886.5865 | becky.o'brien@hazon.org

Denver, CO

Sue Salinger   Director, Denver Region

Sue Salinger creates the direction of and manages Hazon’s program in Denver. She leads Ekar Farm and brings Hazon’s strength in Jewish Outdoor, Food, Farming, and Environmental Education to Ekar’s goal of addressing the root causes of hunger through sustainable ag-based initiatives. She partners to build capacity within existing Jewish institutions in JOFEE, and creates new programs and experiences that bring people together across difference around health and sustainability. Sue was most recently Managing Director for the startup of Hazon in Detroit. Sue was the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Emanu-El in Oak Park, Michigan, and Director of Education at Congregation Nevei Kodesh in Boulder, Colorado. She graduated with a Masters of Fine Arts in Writing and Poetics at Naropa University, an MA in Communications and Philosophy at the European Graduate School in Switzerland. While at Naropa, Sue was a teaching assistant to Rabbi Zalman Shachter-Shalomi, zt”l. She’s a Master Gardener.

Denver, CO | 720.434.0470 | sue.salinger@hazon.org

Chicago, IL

Asia Sageman   Hazon Seal of Sustainability Coordinator for Chicago

Asia Sageman serves as the Hazon Seal of Sustainability Coordinator for Chicago. In the fall of 2018, Asia was an Adamah Fellow at Isabella Freedman and fell in love with the earth-based Judaism that was introduced to her there. Her educational background is in geography and she has a specialization in geographic information systems and data analysis. In her free time she likes to think about how to make cities more livable, research the etymology of names, and learn about interesting historical figures and concepts.

Chicago, IL | asia.sageman@hazon.org