Ariella Lis Raviv is the director of business development for the WW Group, a Weight Watchers franchise in Michigan and Ontario. She holds a BA and MA from Brandeis University, where she researched the ways technological design influences religious behavior. She spent time post-college working for an Israeli collaborative technology startup and as a grant-maker and community development director for a Jewish federation in New Jersey.
She is former board member of the Slingshot Fund (a national organization that creates an annual Zagat-style guide of innovative Jewish organizations) and is a current evaluator for the Slingshot Guide. She is founder of the Emerging Leaders Micro-Loan fund through the Michigan Women’s Foundation, which provides loans to local female entrepreneurs. She is also an executive board member of the NEXTGen Board of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit.
She is a board member of Adat Shalom Synagogue and a co-founder of JACII Detroit — the local branch of JACPAC — a political action committee that encourages young adults to support political candidates who are pro-Israel, pro-choice and pro-separation of church and state. She is also a trustee of the Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metro Detroit.
She is married to Tzvi Raviv and has two daughters, Hadassa and Yehudit. They live in Farmington Hills.