Meet The CHUSY Staff
Director of Engagement - USY
Marc serves as the Director of Engagement for all of USY. Marc himself has a lifelong connection to USY going all the way back to his time attending CHUSY Encampment as a young child where his father served as camp doctor. Marc then grew up in CHUSY Region (the Chicago area region of USY) serving in multiple positions on chapter and regional boards throughout his time in USY. Marc started officially working with USY at the chapter level over 16 years ago on the youth staff at Congregation Beth Judea in Long Grove, IL. Marc has a degree from Northeastern Illinois University in Education where he graduated summa cum laude. Marc has many years of experience in both business and education having worked for many years helping to train new employees in large restaurant corporations before making the move to teaching in public school where he spent five years teaching elementary and middle school (primarily middle school history) prior to coming to work for USCJ/USY full time in 2018. Marc has received numerous honors for his work, including being named by JUF Chicago as one of the 36 Under 36 in 2018 and then subsequently being honored with the T'ruma award in 2022 for his dedication to youth in the Chicagoland area. Since joining USCJ/USY Marc has worked with many different regions and in many different capacities prior to his current role overseeing engagement across North America. Outside of his time in USY, Marc enjoys spending time in the suburbs of Chicago (where he currently resides) with his wife and three kids, and their dogs, Ginger and Heinz.
CHUSY Director of Engagement-USY
Parker grew up in Buffalo Grove, IL. After attending public school for elementary school, Parker craved Jewish learning, and when given the choice between Adlai Stevenson High School and Rochelle Jewish High School, Parker decided to attend RZJHS with his twin brother, Reece and his older brother, Tyler.
Parker always had a strong passion for working with youth, starting with his summer camp experiences at Camp Apachi and Camp Chi, both of which he was a camper and served on staff. Parker loved being a camp counselor and unit head so much that he decided to pursue a career in teaching. While teaching for the past 3 years, 2 of those years Parker worked as a youth advisor at BJUSY, after being brought on by the incredible Gillian Sherman. While never having been a part of USY, Parker loved working with the chapter and developed a passion for the organization. Parker enjoyed his time so much, that he made USY his full-time career. In his free time, Parker enjoys reading, watching movies, and hanging out with his friends.