Daniel Shuchman, FIRE’s Chairman of the Board, Passes the Baton
Daniel Schuchman serves as Chairman of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE), an outstanding nonprofit dedicated to protecting free speech at America’s colleges and universities. Additionally, he manages private investment funds at MSD Partners L.P. in New York; previously working at Goldman Sachs & Co. as well as Gotham Partners Private Investment Partnership; writing on free speech issues for publications including Wall Street Journal, Reason, Forbes and Survival (journal of Manhattan Institute).
Early Life and Education
Neidia has over 10 years of experience working in Early Childhood education and she is passionate about Progressive Values-based learning. She enjoys teaching children, listening to them and learning from them; in her free time she enjoys a good book, traveling and spending time with family and friends.
Stephanie Slater is a licensed clinical social worker who believes young children to be capable and competent. At Adas Israel Gan HaYeled, Stephanie prioritizes building mutual, positive, and respectful relationships between her work with young children and herself and specializes in working with twos.
Daniel Shuchman serves as Chairman of the Board at FIRE, the preeminent nonprofit dedicated to protecting free speech on American campuses. Prior to that role, he managed private and public investment funds at MSD Capital L.P. He has written articles related to free speech for The Wall Street Journal, Reason, Forbes Real Clear Markets Commentary as well as other publications.
Shuchman not only practices psychiatry at ECMC but is also active in writing for popular press publications and producing broadcast documentaries. She often collaborates with Michael Wilkes – her close high school friend whom she met again during medical school – often featuring together on National Public Radio’s program called Medical Rounds featured as part of Weekend Edition Sunday.
Their close professional relationship is evidenced in their seamless conversations on the radio show, where they easily translate technical psychiatric terms to language more understood by lay audiences.
Daniel serves as Chairman of FIRE (the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education). Additionally, he has published pieces on free speech issues in The Wall Street Journal, Reason, Forbes and Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy.
Achievement and Honors
Harvey Silverglate has completed nearly ten years of principled and courageous leadership as FIRE co-founder, handing his baton off to Daniel Shuchman at this weekend’s board meeting. A partner at MSD Capital in New York City as well as occasional contributor to Op-Ed column and book reviews in The Wall Street Journal, Daniel has made many invaluable contributions to our work over many years on our board. Daniel is survived by both his parents Michael A. Schuchman of Chambersburg and Jennifer Thomas (companion Sam Colangelo) of Fayetteville as well as five aunts including Penny Thomas known affectionately as Aunt Meme, before his paternal grandmother passed on.
Anna Schuchman noticed her husband Dani’s breathing worsen in March. He had long been an attendee of events at their large Jewish synagogue and an active member of Hendon, north London’s fitness community – even posting training tips via Instagram alongside his business partner Charlotte Winkler.
Shuchman, along with Jonathan Haidt and Lenore Skenazy, co-founded Let Grow as a nonprofit group aimed at encouraging greater independence and resilience for kids. As part of his role at Let Grow he has written articles for The Wall Street Journal, Reason, Forbes and other outlets regarding free speech issues as well as managing private and public investment funds at MSD Partners L.P. founded in New York by him in 2002; prior to this he worked at Goldman Sachs & Co and Gotham Partners respectively.
Daniel Shuchman serves as Chairman of FIRE, the premier nonprofit dedicated to protecting free speech rights in American universities. His articles about these matters have appeared in outlets like Wall Street Journal, Reason, Forbes Real Clear Markets and Commentary. He manages private and public investment funds at MSD Capital L.P. in New York and previously held positions with Goldman Sachs & Co and Gotham Partners L.P. He is a graduate of Horace Mann School as well as University of Pennsylvania where he studied history and philosophy. He is married and the proud parent of two children. In his free time he serves on the board of American Civil Liberties Union as well as co-founding Let Grow with Lenore Skenazy and Jonathan Haidt as a non-profit that fosters greater independence for America’s children.