Laura Zajac Kleinhandler

Genetic Counselor, Lescale Maternal Fetal Medicine

Laura Kleinhandler, LA90, had a fulfilling career as a genetic counselor at New York University Medical Center and Bellevue Hospital until 2003. Since that time, she has engaged in numerous philanthropic endeavors.

Kleinhandler serves on the Board of Directors of the UJA-Federation of New York and currently chairs the UJA-Federation of New York’s Westchester Women’s Philanthropy campaign. She has been an active board member of Westchester Jewish Community Services since 2004 and has served as chair of its Program Services Committee. Kleinhandler has been a member of the Nedivot Women’s Impact Philanthropy group in Westchester for 6 years and served on the advisory board of JTeen Leadership.

Kleinhandler was recognized by the UJA-Federation of New York in 2010 with the Martha Selig Young Leadership Award and was honored by Westchester Jewish Community Services at their annual gala in 2012.

Kleinhandler graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 1990 and received her master’s degree in genetic counseling from Northwestern University in 1992. She resides in Rye Brook, New York with her husband, David, and their three daughters, Rachel, Sophie, and Lilly.