Lay Leadership

Federation Executive Committee

Samuel Kaplan
President

Robin Hettleman Weinberg
Vice President for Financial Resource Development

Julie Kass
Vice President for Strategic Planning & Allocations – Local

Kevin E. Fishkind
Vice President for Strategic Planning & Allocations – Israel & Overseas

Jeffrey Distenfeld
Vice President for Finance & Treasurer

Johanna Chanin
Vice President for Leadership & Volunteer Development

Bradley Buslik
Vice President for Network

Kerry Iris
Vice President for Women’s Philanthropy

Josh Brown
Vice President for Young Leadership

David Selden
Vice President at Large

David P. Yaffe
Secretary

Jocelyn B. Krifcher
Presidential Appointee

Melanie Franco Nussdorf
Presidential Appointee

Gary Berman
Past President

Mark A. Levitt
Past President

Deborah Ratner Salzberg
President, United Jewish Endowment Fund

Paul S. Berger
Arnold & Porter LLP, Counsel

Gil Preuss, PhD
Executive Vice President & CEO

2020-2021 Federation Board of Directors

Rise Ain
Brian Ashin
Vivian Bass
Benjamin Berkowitz
Joshua Bernstein
Michele Hymer Blitz
Philip Blumenthal
Scott Brown
Abby S. Cherner
Marcella Cohen
Rachel Weiner Cohen
Jason M. Conway
Eva Cowen
Laura Cutler
Eva Malka Davis
Behnam Dayanim
Rabbi Sholom B. Deitsch
Ralph S. Dweck
Sean Epstein
David Farber
Carly Finkelstein
Jeffrey I. Finkelstein
Mike Flyer
Toby Frank
Fed Cohen Freue
Sharon Freundel
Edna Friedberg
Rochelle Friedman
Maharat Ruth Friedman
Alexis Cohen Gantsoudes
Robyn B. Garnett
Howard Gleckman
Hillel Goldberg
Neil Gurvitch
Rachel Hofstatter
David Kanstoroom
Candace G. Kaplan
Danielle H. Kaplan
Lawrence Kaplan
Leslie A. Kaplan
Ronald Kaplan
Stuart Kaswell
Ayala Nuriely Kimel
Susan Kristol

Selma Kunitz
Rabbi Esther Lederman
Henry Levine
Dr. Marc A. Levitt
Mark Lezell
Mitchell Malasky
Louis Mayberg
Alan L. Meltzer
Jean Milbauer
Riva Mirvis
Benjamin A. Nussdorf
Saul Pilchen
Kim Price
Jeffrey S. Puretz
Jenn Rafael
Daniel Raskas
Rabbi Steven Rein
Deitra Reiser, PhD
Scott L. Reiter
Cantor Rachel Rhodes
Pamela Rosenberg
Jeffrey S. Rum
Randi Sadugor
Yolanda Savage-Narva
Janis Schiff
Philip Schiff
Marissa Schlaifer
Marla Schulman
Brian Schwalb
Kenneth Schwartz
Rabbi Hyim Shafner
Raanan Shames
Jane Shichman
Allon Shiff
Lawrence Sidman
Craig Simon
Dale Singer
Samantha Sisisky
Michelle Stravitz
Mindy Strelitz
Stuart Tauber
Edward Tolchin
David Volosov
Eric Wachter

Ellen Kagen Waghelstein
Edward R. Weiss
Naomi Yadin-Mendick
Cindy Zitelman
Michele N. Zuckerman
Stuart Zuckerman
Abe Zwany

PAST PRESIDENTS
Dr. Seymour Alpert*
Paul S. Berger
Gary Berman
Herschel W. Blumberg*
Rabbi Isadore Breslau*
Joel Breslau
David J. Butler
Morris Cafritz*
Joseph Cherner*
Melvin S. Cohen*
Jerome J. Dick*
Dede Feinberg
Leopold V. Freudberg*
Michael C. Gelman
Susie Gelman
Dr. Leon Gerber*
The Hon. Joseph B. Gildenhorn
Hyman Goldman*
Edward H. Kaplan
Irene R. Kaplan
Edmund I. Kaufmann*
Joel S. Kaufmann*
Abraham S. Kay*
Jack Kay*
Stuart S. Kurlander
Jac J. Lehrman*
Mark A. Levitt
Liza Levy
Philip N. Margolius
Phyllis G. Margolius*
Joseph Ottenstein*
Morris Rodman*
Ivan Michael Schaeffer
Rabbi Matthew H. Simon
Isador S. Turover*
Robert Zahler

HONORARY PRESIDENTS
N. M. Cohen*
Charles E. Smith*

HONORARY MEMBERS
Seymour S. Abensohn*
Norman Bernstein*
Dr. Morris Cohen
Richard England*
Saul I. Stern*
Bernard S. White*

AGENCY EXECUTIVES**
Josh Bender
Jason N. Benkendorf
Kara Blond
Rabbi Yitzchak Charner
Jeff Dannick
Glenn Easton
David Ervin
Rabbi Rachel Gartner
Havi Goldscher
Ronald J. Halber
Lianne Heller
Rabbi Ari Israel
Rabbi Dr. Yossi Kastan
Amanda Katz
Adena Kirstein
Sue Kurtz
Bruce Lederman
Rabbi Mitchel Malkus
Rabbi Yitzchok Merkin
Rabbi Daniel Novick
Shane Rock
Rabbi Jacob Rubin
Jacob Salem
Todd R. Schenk
Dava Schub
Dr. Deborah Skolnick-Einhorn
Aviva Walls
Laurie Wexler

*Of Blessed Memory
**Non-voting Members

Federation’s United Jewish Endowment Fund Board of Trustees

Deborah Ratner Salzberg
President

TRUSTEES
Ann Bennett
Adam Berman
Michele Hymer Blitz
Dr. Sara Cohen
Jeffrey Distenfeld
Peter Federowicz
Vicki Fishman
Dr. Michael Friedman
Jerry Herman
Stuart Kaswell
Jonathan Lerner

Mark A. Levitt
Randall Levitt
Lawrence Nussdorf*
Dr. Ronald A. Paul
Norman R. Pozez
Gil Preuss
Todd Rich
Meryl B. Rosenberg
Deborah Ratner Salzberg, President
Janis Schiff
Rhea Schwartz
Daniel Simpkins
Daniel Solomon
Rabbi Shira Stutman

Stuart Tauber
Stefan Tucker
Julie Wallick
Ellen Kagen Waghelstein
Robin Hettleman Weinberg 

TRUSTEES EMERITI
Paul S. Berger
Norman Bernstein
Joel Breslau
The Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn
Alan L. Meltzer

* Of Blessed Memory
**Non-voting Members