The Board

Board of Management

Our Board provides governance, leadership
and guidance to UJEB’s management and staff.

The Board meets once a month as a collective, and at various other times on an as-needs basis. Some Board members provide specialist guidance in their particular portfolio areas. The current Board comprises nine members with a range of skills and expertise from the corporate, not-for-profit, legal, Jewish communal, education and small business sectors. They are:

Gabi Crafti
President

Gabi is a barrister who practises primarily in commercial law. She is a parent at Caulfield South Primary School, where her son participates in  UJEB’s Hebrew Immersion Program. Gabi is passionate about creating access to Jewish education for all Jewish children in Victoria.
Board Tenure: 3 years
Email: president@ujeb.org.au

Tony Fell
Vice President

Tony is a Director of The Zalt Group, a workplace consultancy that practices in the area of workplace conflict. He has a passion for helping people to maximise their potential so they can thrive. Tony has experience in legal and HR matters, and believes that all of Melbourne’s Jewish students should have access to a Jewish education.
Board Tenure: 18 years

Shane Binstock
Treasurer

Shane is a director at a boutique accounting firm and specialises in tax advice to family groups and private businesses. He leads a busy life at home with four children – two school aged daughters and twin boys. Having attended a public high school and being an active member in Habonim Dror in his youth, Shane understands the importance that Jewish education plays in our community. He is keen to support and provide the infrastructure for UJEB to continue delivering its high quality Jewish education.
Board Tenure: 1 year

Bradley Smith
Secretary

Brad is a copywriter, brand and digital marketer with nearly 20 years of experience working for and with some of Australia’s biggest brands. His passion for education began as a proud Madrich with Habonim Dror, and he is returning to these roots, currently studying for a Masters of Teaching at Monash University to become a secondary school teacher.
Board Tenure: 2 years

Ann Wollner
Board Member

Ann is a mother, grandmother, practising lawyer and child psychologist with particular interests in education, human rights and family violence. She has a long history of general and Jewish community involvement. Ann believes in the beauty and values of Judaism, and is committed to sharing them with our children.
Board Tenure: 2 years

Daniel Klarnet
Board Member

Daniel is an IT consultant specialising in Customer Relationship Management software projects. He is the father of 3 school-aged children, and is excited to help continue the great work that UJEB is doing in our community.
Board Tenure: 2 years

Jennifer Hankin
Board Member

Jennifer is an experienced marketing leader, with over 15 years of global experience, spanning across various industries and sized companies. For the last five years, she has focused on the startup space and is currently the Marketing Director of an HR Technology company. Originally from the US, Jennifer’s leadership involvement with Jewish communal organisations started from a young age. From the USY youth movement to Hillel in college, and young professional organisations through CJP of Greater Boston. As a parent at Caulfield Junior College, where her child participates in HIP program, she is passionate about equal access to Jewish education.
Board Tenure: 3 months

Deborah Itzkowic
Board Member

Deborah is a lawyer, trained investigator and mediator, who currently works as a workplace dispute resolution consultant. In addition to 15 years in the legal sector, she has 5 years of experience as a not-for-profit board member. She is passionate about ensuring that Jewish education is accessible, engaging and strengthens Jewish identity. Deborah is a mother of 3, with her eldest currently attending the Gardenvale HIP program.
Board Tenure: 1 year

Kollen Sussman
Board Member

Kollen has a strong foundation in both mainstream and special education. He has held leadership positions in schools, and in 2014 co-founded a school with Indigenous Australian communities in the Kimberley region. He currently manages a team of Support Coordinators with the National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS). He is a father of 3 and his eldest attends the Gardenvale HIP program. Kollen is committed to holistic Jewish education.
Board Tenure: 1 year