Founder & President
Ziporah is an avid believer in living a healthy lifestyle. Wanting to bring Camp Shane’s formula for success to adults, Ziporah founded Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts with her husband David Ettenberg.
“I am so excited about our Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts program for adults. Our guests love it because they lose weight and learn how to live a healthier lifestyle, while enjoying an incredibly relaxing time away from the stress of their everyday life. Our guests meet new friends, and have a fun and affordable vacation. And most important of all, we focus on changing habits so that the good lessons learned become a forever way of life.”
Ziporah practices what she preaches. She runs, lifts weights, walks and eats healthy. She has participated in various events, such as the Avon Breast Cancer 39 mile marathon walk, for which she raised over $5,000, and a 10k to support the effort to fight MS. Each year she runs a 5k with her Shane Diet & Fitness Resorts guests and has come in third in her age category (okay, there were only three people in that category…) She became an avid cyclist late in life, biking over 150 miles through Eastern Europe; her first time on a bicycle trip! She followed it up with the 42 mile 5 Borough NYC ride in May 2011 and 2012.
Previously, Ziporah was Associate General Counsel for the consulting group Mercer and VP and Chief Legal Ethics Officer for Mercer’s parent company, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. In the nonprofit sector, Ziporah formed Shane Cares, a non-profit weight loss camp for economically disadvantaged children. She also serves on a committee formed by Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to address childhood obesity. She has also served as co-chair of the Directorship and Corporate Governance Committee of the Financial Women’s Association and on the Board of ION, a national organization dedicated to helping women attain board of director and corporate leadership positions.
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