Board of Directors

Jeff Schottenstein is founder of the Sara Schottenstein Foundation. He is also a Senior Managing Director with First Republic Bank. Jeff lives in Tiburon, California, with his three children, Adam, Abby, and Danny.

Stuart Wechsler, Vice President

Stuart Wechsler is a Senior Managing Director with First Republic Bank. He lives in Rye Brook, New York, with his wife, Stacy, and their four children.

Michael Schottenstein, MD, Secretary

Michael Schottenstein, MD, is a psychiatrist who practices child, adolescent, and adult psychiatry in Bexley, Ohio, where he lives with his wife, Judy. He is also President of the State Medical Board of Ohio.

Julie Roth Novack, Board Member

Julie Roth Novack is CEO and Co-Founder of PartySlate, a website that inspires people planning events. She lives in Glencoe, Illinois, with her husband, Doug, and their three children.


Our work is inspired by Sara Schottenstein, a wife, mother, and attorney who lived life with warmth and authenticity.

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