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Mark D. Olshan

Associate Executive Vice President
Mark D. Olshan, Ph.D., is associate executive vice president of B’nai B’rith International and director of the B’nai B’rith International Center for Senior Services.
As associate executive vice president, he manages B’nai B’rith’s daily administrative functions. As director of the Center for Senior Services, Mark develops, manages and executes B’nai B’rith’s affordable housing programs and senior advocacy initiatives. Mark has been with B’nai B’rith for more than 35 years. He first served as the director of the senior citizens housing program, which he helped to expand from 12 buildings to 38 properties, located in 26 communities throughout the United States. 
Mark has been responsible for creating two annual housing training meetings: one for the onsite staff and one for staff and board members that provides the B’nai B’rith housing community with critical programming for the successful operations of their buildings.  Additionally, Mark has done extensive advocacy work on Capitol Hill regarding issues affecting the residents. Most notably, he worked on legislation that created the service coordinator program, which has benefited countless B’nai B’rith housing residents.   
In addition, Mark pioneered the Resident Leadership Retreat, a week-long program that is held every other summer at the B’nai B’rith Perlman Camp in the Pocono mountains in Pennsylvania.  Open to two residents from each building community, the goal is to provide leadership training for the officers of each Residents/Tenants Association. 
Mark presently serves on the boards of three B’nai B’rith-sponsored housing properties and was pivotal in using the Low Income Housing Tax Credit to recapitalize the Adelstein Family-Project H.O.P.E. B’nai B’rith House in the Bronx, New York.  He holds a doctorate from the University of South Dakota, a Master of Arts degree from the University of California-Northridge, and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Rutgers University in New Jersey.