Our Team

Richard Glass – Chairman

BA(Hons), MBA

Richard is also the President of Wolper Jewish Hospital, a Trustee Director of the Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation and a Vice President of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies. Richard has held senior leadership positions within ASX Top 50 companies as well as a number of unlisted public companies.  As a Director of Richard Glass + Associates, Richard consults to organisations on corporate strategy and business development.


Dr Jerome Goldberg – Board Member

M.B., B.S., F.R.A.C.S., F.A. Ortho A.

Jerome is a Sydney-based orthopaedic surgeon. He was past president of the Shoulder and Elbow Society of Australia and a board member of the International Board of Shoulder Surgery. Jerome has been involved in Orthopaedic research and has numerous publications in the orthopaedic literature. He has expertise in bone and tissue banking having been the Chairman of Australian Biotechnologies and is presently a board member of the Australian Tissue Donation Network. He is also a board member of Sharelife.


Jessica Newman – Board Member

BCom, LLB (Hons) and MBA (Technology)

Jessica is a Director on the Wolper Jewish Hospital board, joining the board in 2015.  Jessica has volunteered with a number of organisations including the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (NSW), Homeless Persons Legal Service, JCA Project Giving, Kids Giving Back and the Professional Women’s Forum. Jessica was also part of the Advisory Board of Advoc8, a political advocacy platform for government relations specialists. Jessica Newman is Senior Legal Counsel at AMP,


Yehuda Kaplan –Board Member


Yehuda Kaplan is a co-founding Director of Gift of Life Australia Pty Ltd and a former cancer patient and bone marrow advocate. Yehuda is currently a teacher, second language learning researcher and translator.


Deborah Stracey – Advisor

Dip App Sci (Nursing) MBA, CTBS, Post Grad Cert Onc, ICU, Donor Health Care

Deborah completed her Diploma of Nursing in 1991,  then working in many fields of transplant at St Vincent’s Hospital including Cardiothoracic and Renal, before she spent 12 years specialising in Bone Marrow Transplant / Haematology. Deborah , completed her Oncology certificate enabling her to fulfill such roles as Nurse Educator, Clinical Nurse Specialist and Clinical Nurse Consultant. Deborah is passionate about equitable access to life saving treatment for all.