Federation Staff

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Heidi Gantwerk

President & CEO

Carly Ezell Lobenstein

Chief Marketing & Engagement Officer

Scott McGrath

Chief Advancement Officer

Darren Schwartz

Chief Planning & Strategy Officer

Suzanne Slatkin

Chief Financial Officer

Staff Directory

Ashley Bendas Marketing and PR Director 858-221-5111
Candice Bucky Senior Manager, Executive Office, Board and Special Projects 858-737-7156
Joanna Chiu Controller 858-737-7152
Rabbi Ralph Dalin Jewish Community Chaplain 858-737-7151
Ronnie Diamond Development Officer 858-531-7694
Jane Fantel Consultant, Major Gifts and Missions 858-737-7122
Lorraine Fisher Director, Development 858-737-7130
Jaime Fox Director of Development, Women’s Philanthropy 858-737-7146
Matt Goldberg Director, Caring and Community Relations 858-737-7129
Julie Gordon Community Planning Associate 858-737-7135
Miri Ketayi Director of Israel and Global Communities 858-737-7138
Deena Libman Development Officer  
Wendy McCreary Teen and Young Adult Engagement Manager 858-737-7121
Umesh Mansukhani Senior Accountant 858-737-7147
Paul Sapiano Director of Information Systems and Donor Operations 858-598-8343
Brenda Saunders


Amy Scher Resiliency Specialist  
Hailey Pryce-Shidler

Events & Programs Coordinator

Joey Schindler Donor Operations Associate 858-737-7150
Debbie Tirouda Development and Events Specialist 858-737-7153
Lee Weinstein Marketing and Communications Manager 858-737-7123