Board of Directors 2019-2020

David Bramzon  Board Chair * 
Brian Tauber  Immediate Past Board Chair * 
Caryn Viterbi  Vice Chair ‐ Community Partnerships *
Robert Rubenstein Vice Chair and Secretary/Treasurer * 
Lisa Kornfeld Vice Co-Chair Philanthropic Strategy *
Jack Maizel Vice Co-Chair Philanthropic Strategy
Janet Acheatel Jewish Community Foundation Board Chair *
Silvana Christy Women's Philanthropy Board Co-Chair
Judi Gottschalk Women's Philanthropy Board Co-Chair *
Britney Ewing Women's Philanthropy Campaign Chair
Simone Abelsohn  Director-at-Large * 
David Bark Director‐at‐Large
Raquel Benguiat Director‐at‐Large
Theresa Dupuis Director-at-Large *
Kira Finkenberg Director‐at‐Large
Alexandra Hirschhorn Director‐at‐Large
Larry Katz Director‐at‐Large
Seth Krosner Director‐at‐Large
James "Jim" Lewis z"l Director‐at‐Large
Lori Polin Director-at-Large
Laura Tauber Director‐at‐Large
Laura Vainer Director‐at‐Large
Beth Sirull Permanent Guest (JCF President and CEO)
Michael Jeser President & CEO *
* = Executive Committee  

Women’s Philanthropy Board 2019-2020

Silvana Christy Women's Philanthropy Board Co-Chair 
Judi Gottschalk  Women's Philanthropy Board Co-Chair 
Britney Ewing Women's Philanthropy Campaign Chair 
Karen Kogut Past Board Chair 
Iris Avgil Board Member 
Stacie Bresler-Reinstein Board Member 
Debbie Carnick  Board Member 
Debbie Deverett Board Member 
Jaime Feder Board Member 
Andrea Feinswog Board Member 
Allison Gardenswartz  Board Member 
Myra Giesener Board Member 
Barbara Gitlin  Board Member 
Rachel Herman Board Member 
Shana Lew  Board Member 
Carla Modiano Board Member 
Olivia Okovita  Board Member 
Lori Polin  Board Member 
Lisa Pearl  Board Member 
Karla Silver Board Member 
Lynn Waldman-Flax Board Member 
Joanie Watkins 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.