Taryn Gluskin

Ronit Avni

Taryn Gluskin is the assistant director at the Center for Jewish Genetics, the only non-profit of its kind in the Midwest. As assistant director, Taryn focuses on developing, coordinating and executing all community outreach, program intiatives, marketing and public relations campaigns and serves as the liasion to key stakeholders, such as the healthcare community, rabbinic community and key lay leaders. Taryn works each day to strive to ensure that all young Jewish adults know of the Center’s screening services with the hope that one day it becomes the norm as part of one’s effort to be proactive with their health. Taryn’s pride and joy is the Center’s young leadership board, the Associate Board, made up of thirty leaders who have hit the ground running and have allowed the Center to reach a larger audience.

Taryn currently serves on the Anti-Defamation League’s young adult executive board as chair of the ADL Outreach Network. Graduating in 2008 from Indiana University, Taryn has a BA in communication and culture and is proud that her lasting legacy at IU is a university recognized hip hop team, Off Beat, that she created and lead her senior year. When Taryn is not out in the community promoting the Center, she can be found conquering the world of hot yoga, knitting and enjoying the city of Chicago with her husband, Michael.


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