Our Board

Rahil D. Briggs, Psy.D

Dr. Rahil Briggs is Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and the Director of Healthy Steps at Montefiore. Her work concentrates on co-location of mental health specialists within primary care pediatrics, with a focus on prevention, early childhood mental health and development, and parent-child relationships. Dr. Briggs completed her undergraduate work at Duke University and her doctoral work at New York University.

Jonathan Hershberg, MS, JD

Mr. Hershberg practice focuses on business and employment litigation and alternative dispute resolution, as well as more general corporate litigation. He has particular experience in representing and counseling both employers and employees on a wide range of labor and employment issues. Mr. Hershberg is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York and New Jersey, as well as the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the District of New Jersey and the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. Prior to joining RLR, Mr. Hershberg was associated with the law firms Proskauer Rose LLP and Vedder Price, P.C. He brings to the practice of law professional business experience from his former careers in journalism, public relations and communications consulting. Mr. Hershberg holds a Master of Science degree from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism and an undergraduate degree from Washington University in St. Louis; he is a 2010 graduate of Rutgers University School of Law, Newark.

Elizabeth A. Isakson, MD, FAAP

Dr. Liz Isakson is a pediatrician and public health researcher who has 15 years of experience with Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the National Center for Children in Poverty and the New York Zero-to-Three Network. Her passion and support for early childhood systems integration stems from her exposure the short- and long-term human outcomes of an under-funded and misaligned system for families with young children. She received her MD from University of Connecticut Medical School and is completing her MPH from the Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University.

Lisa Langhart, MBA

Ms. Lisa Langhart is a senior corporate finance professional with a decade of experience advising Fortune 500 branded consumer products companies and boards of directors. Ms. Langhart lends the Docs for Tots Board of Directors experience in strategic planning, development and negotiations. Her interest in Docs for Tots mission stems from a lifelong belief in the importance of education and health in mitigating inequities in our country. Ms. Langhart received her Bachelor from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and her Masters of Business Administration from Harvard.

Dina Lieser, MD, FAAP

Dr. Dina Lieser is a pediatrician and advocate. She serves on numerous committees that help to promote the integration of health, education and social support for families in hospitals and clinics as well as through policy, including the New York State Early Childhood Advisory Committee and National Sectional on Early Education and Child Care of the American Academy of Pediatrics. Dr. Lieser received her MD from New York University School of Medicine.

Bridget Walsh, MPH

Ms. Bridget Walsh is a Senior Policy Analyst for Health and Public Health. She conducts policy analysis and advocacy for Schuyler Center in areas of maternal and child health, oral health, early childhood health, nutrition, and health care access. She represents the Schuyler Center on numerous boards both in and out of government that advance health policy and improve access to health services. Prior to joining Schuyler, Ms. Walsh served as staff on health policy issues in the New York State Assembly, the Office of Governor Mario Cuomo, and for several non-profit organizations. Bridget earned a Master’s in Public Health from the University at Albany and a Bachelor of Arts from Ithaca College where she majored in politics.

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Investing in quality early learning programs is the most efficient way to affect school and life success and to reduce social expenditures later.

James Heckman, economist, Nobel laureate