ORT America Names New CEO

ORT America has named Barbara Birch President and Chief Executive Officer, effective December 12, 2019.

Prior to joining ORT America, Ms. Birch served as Vice President of Development at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America, managing strategic planning, fundraising and business development. Ms. Birch’s work for the Institute focused on managing relationships with lay leadership and connecting constituents to the organization’s mission to create a culture of giving.

Ms. Birch previously held a number of leadership roles in development at Yeshiva University, including Assistant Vice President for Alumni Affairs and Annual Giving, and was the Director of Alumni Affairs at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law.