Barbara Dobkin is the Founder and Chair of Ma’yan. A trustee of the Dobkin Family Foundation, which funds Ma’yan, Barbara is a significant supporter of and advisor to a variety of non-profit organizations – both Jewish and secular – in the U.S. and in Israel. A pioneer in the Jewish community for many years in advocacy and funding for Jewish women, she is the Founding Chair of both the Jewish Women’s Archive in Brookline, Massachusetts, and the Hadassah Foundation. She is chair of the Dafna Fund (Israel), the immediate past chair of the Board of Directors of American Jewish World Service and serves on the board of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community. Barbara is a coveted national speaker on issues of women’s philanthropy and leadership.