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 Director of Marketing & PR 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
Lorraine Fisher Director, Development 858-737-7130
Jaime Fox Director of Development, Women’s Philanthropy 858-737-7146
Bill Ganley Community Security Director 858-737-7148
Matt Goldberg Director, Caring and Community Relations 858-737-7129
Julie Gordon Community Planning Associate 858-737-7135
Alisa Guralnick HR Consultant 858-342-2318
Miri Ketayi Director of Israel and Global Communities 858-737-7138
Dana Koenig Immersive Travel Manager 858-221-5110
Deena Libman Development Officer
Wendy McCreary Teen and Young Adult Engagement Manager 858-737-7121
Jessica McGregor Donation Coordinator 858-737-7149
Umesh Mansukhani Senior Accountant 858-737-7147
Henri Migala Director, Research, Evaluation and Innovation
Paul Sapiano Director of Information Systems and Donor Operations 858-598-8343
Amy Scher Resiliency Specialist
Hailey Pryce-Shidler

Events & Programs Coordinator

858-737-7136
Joey Schindler Donor Operations Associate 858-737-7150
Ilene Tatro Senior Director of Community Planning
Debbie Tirouda Development and Events Specialist 858-737-7153
Lee Weinstein Marketing and Communications Manager 858-737-7123