Board of Directors 2021-2022

Jack Maizel Board Chair *
David Bramzon  Immediate Past Board Chair * 
Brian Tauber  Director-at-Large
Larry Katz Vice Chair and Secretary / Treasurer *
Lisa Kornfeld Director-at-Large
Janet Acheatel Jewish Community Foundation Board Chair *
Judi Gottschalk Women’s Philanthropy Board Chair *
Myra Giesener Women’s Philanthropy Board Campaign Chair
Simone Abelsohn  Director-at-Large * 
David Bark Director-at-Large
Silvana Christy Vice Co-Chair, Campaign *
Theresa Dupuis Director-at-Large * 
Britney Ewing Director-at-Large
Uri Feldman Director-at-Large
Kira Finkenberg Director-at-Large
Seth Krosner Vice Co-Chair, Campaign *
Lori Polin Director-at-Large
Robert Rubenstein Director-at-Large *
Jeff Schindler Director-at-Large
Elliot Scott Director-at-Large
Guri Stark Director-at-Large
Laura Tauber Director-at-Large
Laura Vainer-Mekler Director-at-Large
Caryn Viterbi  Director-at-Large *
Olga Worm Director-at-Large
Beth Sirull Permanent Guest (JCF President and CEO)
Michael Jeser President & CEO *
* = Executive Committee  

Women’s Philanthropy Board 2020-2021

Judi Gottschalk  Women's Philanthropy Board Chair 
Myra Giesener Women's Philanthropy Campaign Chair 
Silvana Christy Immediate Past Board Chair
Iris Avgil Board Member 
Stacie Bresler-Reinstein Board Member 
Debbie Carnick  Board Member 
Silvana Christy Board Member 
Debbie Deverett Board Member 
Britney Ewing Board Member 

Jamie Feder

Board Member 
Barbara Gitlin  Board Member 
Rachel Herman Board Member 
Laurie Hoshaw Board Member 
Meg Mandel Board Member 
Carla Modiano Board Member 
Olivia Okovita  Board Member 

Lisa Pearl

Board Member 
Lori Polin Board Member 
Karla Silver Board Member 
Lynn Waldman-Flax Board Member 
Joanie Watkins Board Member 
Elizabeth Weinrib Board Member 
Olga Worm Board Member 
Sivia Mann Honorary Member
Rebecca Newman  Honorary Member

Federation Committees


Audit Committee


This committee of the board of directors is responsible for oversight of the financial reporting process, selection of the independent auditor, and receipt and review of audit results. The committee helps the board of directors fulfill its corporate governance and oversight responsibilities in relation to Federation’s financial reporting, audit functions, and internal control systems, and to provide advice and recommendations to the board within the scope of its charter.


Finance Committee


This committee of the board of directors is responsible for providing financial oversight, including financial budgeting and reporting, and the creation and monitoring of accounting, investment, and risk management policies and internal controls to ensure the assets of Federation are protected. The committee is committed to providing good stewardship and building and preserving the financial resources necessary to support the accomplishment of Federation’s mission.