Federation Staff

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Michael Jeser

President and CEO


Melissa Chapman

Chief Development Officer


Susan Halliday

Chief Financial Officer


Darren Schwartz

Chief Program Officer

Staff Directory

Christopher Alvarez Digital Communications Coordinator 858-737-7121
Candice Bucky Executive Assistant to President & Chief Executive Officer 858-737-7156
Janese Cassel Israel Connections Coordinator 858-737-7136
Rayna Colton Controller 858-737-7147
Diana Cuellar Accounting & Donor Services Associate 858-737-7152
Rabbi Ralph Dalin Community Chaplain 858-922-8107
Jane Fantel Major Gifts Consultant 858-737-7122
Jodie Graber Director, Women's Philanthropy 858-737-7139
Janelle Hickey Development Manager Donor Engagement & Community Campaign 858-737-7146
Sarah Hoffman Donor Service Manager 858-737-7154
Stephanie Huber Events Manager 858-737-7148
Kara Jennings Senior Development Manager, Mid-Level and Corporate Sponsorship 858-737-7150
Miri Ketayi Director, Israel & Overseas 858-737-7138
Oriona Kovatch Staff Accountant 858-737-7129
Deena Libman Senior Development Manager, Major Gifts 858-737-7131
Carly Ezell Lobenstein Director, Community Engagement 858-737-7128
Donna Lopez Administrative Assistant 858-737-7130
Lisa McGuigan Marketing Manager 858-737-7123
Paul Sapiano Database & Applications Manager 858-598-8343
Brenda Saunders Receptionist 858-737-7126