About Core Team

Ukeles Associates, Inc. (UAI) is a team of seasoned, creative professionals. We supplement our core team with individual experts as needed on specific projects. We also partner with outstanding firms as appropriate.

Dr. Jack Ukeles
Jacob B. Ukeles, Ph.D.
Founder & President

Jack, the founder of UAI, has overall responsibility for directing the firm. In addition he leads UAI's management practice and planning practice. For the past eight years, he has represented UAI as senior organizational development consultant to the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC).

Before establishing UAI in 1986, he served in the number two position at New York's Jewish Federation. More >

Dr. Ron Miller
Ron Miller, Ph.D.
Vice President, Research

Ron has primary responsibility for UAI's policy research practice. He has co-directed all of UAI's community studies including Atlanta, Baltimore, Cincinnati, Denver, New York, Phoenix, Pittsburgh and San Diego. He has also directed field surveys of park user characteristics and preferences for UAI.

Prior to joining UAI, Ron was an associate professor of sociology in Brooklyn College, teaching at the college for twenty-five years prior to his "early" retirement. More >

Dr. Pearl Beck
Pearl Beck, Ph.D.
Director, Evaluation

Pearl leads UAI evaluation practice and participates in other policy research and planning projects. As part of the Ukeles research team, Dr. Beck played the lead role in producing the demographic profile of New York's Jewish neighborhoods for the UJA-Federation of New York, 2002 Jewish Community Study. Her recent projects include a study of educational decision making among intermarried families (for the Jewish Federation of Cleveland) and an evaluation of a national synagogue renewal program (for the Legacy Heritage Foundation). More >

Ben Fink
Ben Fink
Operations Coordinator
& Executive Assistant

Ben serves as UAI's Operations Coordinator and as Executive Assistant to UAI's President. His duties include being the administrative liaison to UAI clients and consultants, handling report and information production for UAI, and providing general assistance to the UAI team on a day to day basis. Prior to joining UAI, Ben worked with the Union for Reform Judaism as the administrative assistant to the Meetings and Conventions Department and the Regional Advisor for NFTY-New York Area.

Ben graduated cum laude from Franklin and Marshall College in Lancaster, PA in 2008 with a major in Religious Studies and a minor in Dance.

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