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Joel Fischman, President

Joel joined the Anne Frank House board in 2013, was co-president in 2019 and is now president. He is also a Friendship Place Board member and Co-Chair of its Congregations Committee. Joel chaired the Adas Israel Congregation Social Action Council for nine years and is a member of the congregation’s Board of Directors. He retired from the U.S. Department of State in 2012 after a 49-year career with the State Department and the U.S. Information Agency and is currently President of the Public Diplomacy Association of America.