Professional Staff

Professional Staff

Lowell Milken
Chairman and Co-Founder

Richard Sandler
Executive Vice President and Secretary

Lawrence Lesser
Senior Vice President, Creative Services

Dr. Jane Foley
Senior Vice President, Milken Educator Awards

Ralph Finerman
Senior Vice President and Treasurer

Bonnie Somers
Senior Vice President of Communications, Milken Family Foundation

Joni Milken-Noah
Vice President, Mike's Math Club

Gary Panas
Vice President of Design

Dahlia Geilman
Program Director, Grants

Ralph Finerman


As senior vice president and treasurer of the Milken Family Foundation, Ralph Finerman has long been an active participant in all Foundation-related initiatives as a member of its board of trustees. Since the inception of the Milken Scholars program in 1989, he has played a role in the selection and interview process as well as helping to mentor Scholars throughout their college and career experiences.

Ralph serves as treasurer of the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and is a member of the board of directors for the National Institute for Excellence in Teaching as well as the Milken Institute. He is president of RFG Financial Group, Inc.  A certified public accountant and attorney, he received his Bachelor of Science degree from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, an LL.B. from Columbia Law School and an LL.M. in taxation from New York University School of Law.