Cheryl Cook is Avodah’s Executive Director. Cheryl assumed the role in January 2015 after having served for nine years as Chief Operating Officer of the Jewish environmental justice group Hazon, where she played a vital role in guiding the organization through an era of significant growth. Cheryl has over twenty years of leadership experience as a manager, fundraiser and program planner in the Jewish community. Previously, she served as Director of Development for JESNA, Assistant Director of the New York Office for New Israel Fund, Director of Community and Membership Development at Makor, and Director of the Tri-Colleges Hillel (Swarthmore, Bryn Mawr and Haverford Colleges). Cheryl earned an M.A. from Jewish Theological Seminary, a M.S. from Columbia University, and a B.A. from University of Wisconsin.