Lempert was born in Oradea, Romania, in 1955. The
family emigrated to the US in 1961.
As a student, Mr. Lempert was an Intel (Westinghouse)
Science Talent Search Winner and held positions in bioscience
research at Harvard University, the Weizmann Institute of Science
in Israel and Mt. Sinai Medical Center in NY.
He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Amherst College in
Neuroscience and English and received a Master of Arts Degree
with a Fellowship in the Writing Seminars from the Johns Hopkins
graduate school, Mr. Lempert spent ten years in creative and
management positions in medical communications agencies. In
the early 1980’s he pioneered personal computer communications
technologies applied to health care industries. In 1989, he
founded Spectral Resources, Inc., an agency that became the
pharmaceutical industry's leading provider of PC and Internet-based
communications solutions. Mr. Lempert sold Spectral Resources
to Harte-Hanks, Inc. in 1998, and served the parent company
in a variety of senior management positions until 2004.
1998, Mr. Lempert founded the Lempert Family Foundation; he
spends much of his time advancing its causes and projects.
He also serves on the boards of charities in Stamford,
Geroe was born in Oradea, Romania. Following graduation from
high school, she immigrated to the US with her family in 1965.
She is a graduate of California State University at Los Angeles
and of the University of San Diego. Her Degree of Translator
and Interpreter emphasizes French and Italian, her Bachelor's
Degree is in French Language and Literature, and her Master's
Degree in Education focuses on Curriculum Development and Instruction.
In addition, Ms. Geroe holds Teaching Credentials on High School
and College levels.
Ms. Geroe taught for over twenty years, in both the private
sector and in state run educational institutions, creating and
applying multi ethnic/multi cultural curriculum at all levels
of instruction. In 1997 Ms. Geroe translated and published
"Pearls and Lace", a volume of verses of an Oradean Holocaust
survivor. She also wrote and published her own poems and short
stories and recently completed a novel.
Anna Hercz was born in Oradea, Romania, in 1947. She has graduate degrees
in Urban Geography from Babes Bolyai University, Cluj, Romania and
McGill University, Montreal, Canada. Her varied career includes policy
planning/analysis, and project management in fields such as
urban planning, housing, public works, and property management.
Her employers and clients include the McGill Centre for Northern
Studies and Research in Montreal, the City of Ottawa, the Canadian
International Development Agency (CIDA) and the Canada Mortgage
and Housing Corporation. Recently she completed a CIDA funded
water and wastewater infrastructure project in Romania. Currently
Dr. Hercz is working for the City of Ottawa on long-term planning.
parents, Dr. Mozes Terez and Dr. Mozes Carol, both Holocaust
survivors, are still active and split their time between Oradea,
Romania and Tel Aviv, Israel. Anna was instrumental in translating
her mother’s Holocaust memoir “Beverzett Kotablak” -- “Staying
Human Throught the Holocaust” – to English.
Roberts was born in the United States. She received her BA in
Political Science from Saint Mary's College at Notre Dame and
her Masters Degree in International Relations from American
University in Washington, DC. Ms. Roberts has spent nearly a
decade working in Washington, DC for various nonprofit, legislative
and philanthropic organizations. She also served as a Peace
Corps volunteer in Oradea, Romania from 1998-2000. There she
helped implement an environmental non-governmental organization
Ms. Roberts is Foreign Service Officer with the State Department
assigned to Tirana, Albania.
Memorial Project Advisors
IOANID, Ph.D. – Scholar
and historian, author of
"The Holocaust in Romania: The Destruction of Jews and
Gypsies Under the Antonescu Regime, 1940-1944".
SIMON JACOBSON – Teacher, spiritual leader, founder
of the Meaningful Life Center, author of “Toward a Meaningful
Life” and “60 Days: a Spiritual Guide to the High Holidays.”
S. LEVIN – Entrepreneur
and writer, currently Senior Associate National Director and
Director of National Development for the Anti-Defamation League
(REUVEN) WEISZ -- Ex-Oradean,
living in Israel since 1964, holds
B. Sc. E.E. and MBA degrees, lecturer, entrepreneur and business
consultant with Israeli companies throughout Europe.