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Ari Hoffnung

Managing Director

As Managing Director, Ari leads the JLens team, overseeing the strategic direction of the organization and spearheads efforts designed to combat antisemitism and address Jewish communal concerns in the boardroom, workplace, and marketplace.


Before joining JLens in 2023, Ari held entrepreneurial and leadership roles in the medical cannabis industry, government, and financial sectors. As COO and Director at Goodness Growth Holdings, he scaled the company to a multi-state operator with 400 employees, and led its public offering. He was also the Founder and CEO of Fiorello Pharmaceuticals, later acquired by Green Thumb Industries. In his government role as NYC Deputy Comptroller, Ari oversaw the City’s $70 billion budget. Earlier, he served as Managing Director at Bear Stearns, which became part of JPMorgan Chase. Ari has also been deeply involved in the Jewish community, having served as the Senior Public Policy Fellow at Hillel International Center and as the President of the Riverdale Jewish Community Relations Council. Ari received an MBA in Finance from NYU’s Stern School of Business and a BA from Queens College.

Eric Martin


Eric oversees JLens’ administrative, managerial, and operational functions and assists with strategic planning to achieve JLens mission. Prior to JLens, Eric was Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel of a private company in New York City. Eric began his career over 20 years ago in investment management at JPMorgan and later worked as a corporate attorney at large law firms and as in-house counsel at a Fortune 100 company. Eric has a J.D. from Hofstra School of Law and a B.A. in political science from Hamilton College.

Dani Nurick

Director of Advocacy

Dani oversees JLens’ investor advocacy and corporate research. Prior to JLens, Dani worked at Mercy Corps Ventures creating ESG impact metrics and scaling venture funds in Africa. Additionally, Dani has worked for a variety of organizations in the Jewish community focused on education and engagement in both the United States and Israel. Dani holds an MBA with a concentration on social impact and an MA in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University, as well as a BA in Public Health and Environmental Science from Brandeis University.

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Jake Herman

Director of Communications & Development

Jake manages JLens’ communications and development strategy, overseeing relationships with investors, donors and the Jewish community. Prior to JLens, Jake was Marketing Manager for UK Jewish Film. He has worked in nonprofit communications and development, primarily within the Jewish community, in the UK, US and New Zealand. Jake holds a Social Impact MBA and MA in Jewish Professional Leadership from Brandeis University, and a BA in Middle Eastern Studies and Hebrew from the University of Manchester.

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Allison Marill

Director of Research

Allison oversees JLens' research initiatives and scoring processes. Allison comes to JLens from the international law firm of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, where she worked with the leadership teams of companies to conduct materiality assessments and write sustainability reports as part of the firm’s ESG consulting practice. Additionally, Allison has worked as an ESG ratings analyst at Institutional Shareholder Services, where she served as a specialist in the healthcare sector. Allison holds a BA in Economics and in Environmental Studies from Brandeis University.

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Julie Hammerman


Julie is the founder and former CEO of JLens, and is now a strategic advisor. Julie began her career in investment banking on Wall Street with JPMorgan. She later served as an impact investing strategist for a multi-family office, and was on the founding team of a for-profit social enterprise focused on women's health. Julie received her MBA from Harvard Business School and her BA in Economics from Tufts University. She is a Wexner Foundation Jewish Heritage alum, an UpStart incubator graduate, and the recipient of the Jewish Community Relations Council’s Leadership Award.

Board of Directors

Deborah Leipzig, ADL VP, Leadership

Greg Libertiny, ADL SVP, Finance and Administration

Adam Neufeld, ADL SVP, Chief Impact Officer

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