Dorothy Lemelson serves as chair of The Lemelson Foundation. Born and raised in Perth Amboy, New Jersey, Dorothy graduated from Parsons School of Design in Manhattan. She established herself professionally as an interior designer and owner of Dorothy Ginsberg Associates in New Jersey. Her work enabled her to support her family financially so her husband, Jerry, could work as an independent inventor from their home. Dorothy and Jerry had two sons, Eric and Robert. They serve with Dorothy as Directors of The Lemelson Foundation.