Irene was born in Baltimore, Maryland and was raised in Potomac, Maryland. She is a graduate of George Washington University and New York University. Before deciding to take a break from the working world and dedicate the time to taking care of her family, Irene worked as a Clinical Social Worker. She has an MSW, psychoanalytic training and is all but dissertation on her Ph.D. Irene also worked at NYU as an academic advisor and adjunct professor in the School of Social Work, as a supervisor and psychotherapist in mental health agencies and had a private psychotherapy practice working with adults.
She became a member of the Westchester Region of AJC in June 2008. During this time she has graciously opened up her home to facilitate one of our many meetings. She has worked on the Interfaith Committee, Film Festival and INP Art committees. Her other professional affiliations include UJA (where she chaired different events including a program for women to become better advocates for Israel), AIPAC, Westchester Reform Temple (Mitzvah Day project chair, Serve on Disabilities Task Force Committee), Golf Club committees and the Greenacres and Scarsdale Middle School PTA. Irene enjoys reading, travel and tennis. She lives in Scarsdale with her husband Bruce and their three (3) sons.