Leadership & Staff

Leadership

Marketing

Finance

Community Engagement

Development

IT & Security

Operations

Meet Our Leadership and Staff

The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is comprised of skilled professionals, highly dedicated to accomplishing the Federations mission & vision. Our leadership and staff accommodate the needs of the federation with professionalism, compassion and resilience.

Explore each team member’s contribution to the Federation and connect with us regarding any of your specific needs.

Leadership

Chief Executive Officer

Leading our Jewish Federation, enables me to pursue my passion for building community, which enhances so many lives…

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, I am fortunate to be involved in almost every aspect of our Federation business – from marketing to…

Chief Financial Officer

I am dedicated to overseeing, managing, and growing the Federation’s financial resources to enable us to build a stronger community…

Chief Development Officer

I connect people with their passions. Building bridges throughout our region, exploring opportunities for new partnerships…

Chief Learning & Engagement Officer

Leading our Jewish Federation, enables me to pursue my passion for building community, which enhances so many lives…

Marketing

Director of Marketing & Communications

Ellen oversees all aspects of the Federation’s marketing and communications including The Jewish News, Shalom SRQ, campus promotion and media relations.

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Ethan creates our digital content, manages email communications and social media channels, and facilitates the production of marketing materials.

Digital Specialist & Web Developer

Mya manages all aspects of web design/development to produce a seamless user experience in conjunction with implementing digital marketing strategies.

Senior Graphic Designer

Karen designs all internal and outward-facing marketing materials for the Federation including building advertisements, invitations, mailings, and event programs.

Advertising Sales Manager

Marc is responsible for connecting businesses and organizations to our community through sponsorships and advertising sales in The Jewish News, Shalom SRQ, the annual Jewish Film Festival brochure, and more.

Design & Content Coordinator

Hannah contributes to a wide range of marketing projects including print and digital ads, social media content, annual Federation publications, and special photography and videography projects. 

Jewish News Editor

Heidi is responsible for the layout and publication of our monthly newspaper, the Jewish News, and serves as the liaison between the Federation and all of our community editorial contributors.  

Finance

Chief Financial Officer

I am dedicated to overseeing, managing, and growing the Federation’s financial resources to enable us to build a stronger community…

Controller

Susan leads all day-to-day finance operations including reporting  and auditing activities. 

Donor Information Specialist

Paula works closely with Development on our donor’s pledges, payments, receipts, and statements.

Community Engagement

Chief Learning & Engagement Officer

Working at our Jewish Federation enables me to pursue my passion for building community, which enhances so many lives…

Youth & Family Coordinator/Camp Director

Description coming soon.

Outreach Coordinator

Lauren coordinates various outreach and engagement initiatives for our Jewish community such as Just Schmoozing and Lions on the Loose.

Holocaust Education Programming

Description coming soon.

Event Coordinator

Carol coordinates annual community programs like the Jewish Film Festival and People of the Book author series.  She is also responsible for one-time events such as JFED at 65.

Israel Shlicha/Assistant Camp Director

Description coming soon.

Development

Chief Development Officer

I connect people with their passions. Building bridges throughout our region, exploring opportunities for new partnerships, and engaging our donors…

Senior Development Manager

Beth manages the daily operations of the Development team, including annual campaign, special campaigns and prospect research.

Individual Giving Officer

Jeremy provides a wealth of engagement opportunities within the realm of giving.

Development Officer

Description coming soon.

Development Intern

Description coming soon.

IT & Security

Director of IT

Jon oversees all levels of technology for the Federation. He identifies new trends in technology and related software to enhance the experience of employees and connected members of the Federation.

Community Security Director

Tom administers a security program that provides consultations, building and organizational assessments, training, and threat mitigation to Federation organizations.

Campus Security Manager

A hands-on position responsible for the day-to-day management of the security functions for JFSM. The purpose of this position is to predict, prevent, detect and respond to criminal attacks against the people and assets of the campus.

AV/IT Technician

Description coming soon.

Operations

Chief Operating Officer

As the Chief Operating Officer, I am fortunate to be involved in almost every aspect of our Federation business – from marketing to…

Director of Campus Operations

Lisa is the Director of Campus Operations, Community Coordinator of the LIFE & LEGACY initiative, software super-user and coach, and a member of the campus construction team.

Executive Coordinator

Navita is the assistant to the CEO, coordinating C-suite calendars, conference calls, Board & Committee meetings and acts as Board Liaison.

Director of Event Center Business Development

Deanna identifies and develops new business opportunities relating to our event center with consideration towards building relationships in the community.

Receptionist

Keely greets our visitors, operates the telecommunication system, maintains security, and supports our teams in various ways.

Campus Project Manager

Lee oversees the care and maintenance of our administrative building and tackles campus projects as they arise throughout the facility.

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