Meet our Board of Directors
Rabbi Andrea Cohen - Greenfield, Massachusetts
Rabbi Andrea Cohen Kiener is the spiritual leader of Congregation Temple Israel in Greenfield MA. Andrea is a prayer leader, educator, author and activist. She is the former director Connecticut Interfaith Power and Light. Andrea was a farm intern at the Rochester Folks Art Guild from 2013-2015. In Greenfield, she brings sustainability and food security concerns to her rabbinic ministry in rural Massachusetts.
Andrea was a delegation leader and assistant on nine Compassionate Listening Journeys to Israel and Palestine. She uses her CL training to support a culture of healthy communication in her congregational life.
Leah Green - Bainbridge Island, WA
Leah is Founder and Executive Director of the Compassionate Listening Project. She holds a Masters in Public Administration from the Evans School at the University of Washington, where she also completed her coursework for a Masters in Middle Eastern Studies. Leah is recognized as a leader in Jewish-Palestinian reconciliation. Since 1990, she’s led 26 training delegations to Israel and Palestine and produced three documentaries about the conflict, including Children of Abraham, and Crossing the Lines: Palestinians and Israelis Speak With the Compassionate Listening Project. Leah has led delegations to Jordan, Syria and Lebanon, and co-founded the Jewish-German Compassionate Listening Project in 2002. She is a facilitator of Systems and Family Constellations and integrates Constellations into her trainings. Leah is a past recipient of the Yoga Journal’s “Karma Yoga Award." She mentors new facilitators through the certification program and is available for coaching sessions by phone. Contact Leah for more information.
Munteha Shukralla - New York, New York
Munteha Shukralla came to the Compassionate Listening Project in 1998 with a background in social activism and a commitment to working for a transformed world. To that end, she has organized ecumenical peace conferences, led Compassionate Listening journeys, and worked to train and educate thousands in creating a world that works for everyone. A woman with a multicultural background and a BA in International Studies from Portland State University, Munteha has over 20 years experience in Transformational Facilitation, as well as Operations Management and Coaching. She has used both experience and knowledge to inform her interactions with peoples from all walks of life, backgrounds, disparate beliefs and circumstances. She holds that the inestimable value of the Compassionate Listening Project, the journeys, and the workshops, is that this work creates training and a space for a clearer vision and relatedness, a reality she has seen with her own eyes.
Len Wolff- California
Len Wolff feels honored to be of service on the BOD of the CLP. He was raised reform Jewish in the South - New Orleans, and many years ago, moved to Northern California and became deeply involved in Buddhism and Universal Sufism. While Len has undergone multiple trainings in NVC & CP, at times, he still finds himself wishing he had said things differently.
Due to what he has learned over a lifetime, Len is able to come back and repair - much like drifting away during meditation and then simply coming back. He is a lifelong learner and still learning. In 2006, Len went to Israel on a CLP delegation. After the trip, he attended a peace conference in Turkey between Israelis and Palestinians with Leah. Shortly after, Len returned to Israel to assist Leah and Maha in a training they conducted with Israelis and Palestinians. In 2022, Len went to Alabama on a CLP delegation.
Professionally, Len has worked as a laborer, a school teacher, a group home counselor, and a psychotherapist for many years. The thread that has run through all of this is his interest and involvement in service, social justice, and currently, issues around gender, racial equity, power, and philanthropy. Len looks forward to continuing his learning and being involved in steering the ship that is the CLP.
Phil Fratesi - Baltimore, Maryland
Phil is an organizational development consultant and event planner. Phil’s early career in education as a teacher and school administrator taught him that listening to the stories of others was a cornerstone of learning and mutually productive relationships. In his work with organizational leaders, he elicits vision, inclusion, and accountability. The work of Compassionate Listening reflects his values and commitment to assisting others in their personal and organizational development.
Will Osmun - Grand Rapids, MI
Will spent 30 years working in for-profit businesses. During that time, he was an entrepreneur, running an entertainment business for 20 years, while also earning a B.A. in Communications, a Masters of Management and a Masters of Science.
Will has been a lifelong advocate for social justice, addressing issues on a local, state and national level. He was trained in Empathic Listening and worked as a volunteer on the local Suicide/Crisis Hotline. He co-founded both the Stop the Violence Basketball League, an inner-city youth program, and the Greater Grand Rapids Racial Equity Network. He served on the board of directors of two food justice non-profits: Access of West Michigan and Kid’s Food Basket.
From 2011 to 2014, he served as the Executive Director of The SOURCE, working with government, businesses, and community organizations to increase employee retention, strengthen families, and build community. Additionally, he is a 2011 graduate of Leadership Grand Rapids and a Marano Fellow of the Sector Skills Academy 2011. Will has presented nationally on issues of race, privilege, equity, poverty, implicit bias, employment, community building, collaboration and rethinking the nonprofit agenda.
Since leaving The SOURCE, he launched an inner-city program on Detroit’s South East side for United Health Care and has filled the role of VP & Chief Strategist for the Urban League of West Michigan. Will also has a Masters in Leadership and Change and is in the final stages of his PhD dissertation at Antioch University. He went through the basic and advanced trainings in Compassionate Listening in 2011. Since that time, he has integrated the skills and philosophy of Compassionate Listening into his work, academic and home life. He has been on two delegations to Palestine and Israel and became a Compassionate Listening facilitator in 2017.