JFFS Leadership & Staff

 

We are pleased to present the JFFS Board and staff. Composed of top professionals and dedicated community leaders, our board members and staff bring an impressive array of experience and expertise to the table, covering such key areas as social service delivery, campaign development, marketing/communications, finance, data, planning, outreach, and more. Together, this team works to meet the needs of our community, today and for the future.

Board of Directors 2019

Lori Schwartz, Chair of the Board

Arlene Miller, President & CEO

Officers

 

Immediate Past Chair
Dan Koblin

 

Treasurer
Michael Shapiro

 

Secretary
Heather Kline

 

 

 

Directors

 

Current Term Ending 12/31/2019

Yael Aronoff
Frank Ellis
Jonathan Gerber
Bernie Labowitz
Susan Levinstein
Adam Miller
Lori Schwartz
Deborah Siminou
James M. Weiss, MD

 

Current Term Ending 12/31/2020

Rabbi David Eliezrie
Roger Friedman
Marc Garelick
Gwen Gluckman
Heather Kline
Eric Kramer
Lori Reznick
Michael Shapiro
Rabbi Nico Socolovsky

 

 

BOARD MEMBERS EMERITUS

Blossom Siegel
Hal Kravitz, MD

Jewish Federation & Family Services Key Contacts

 

You can reach JFFS staff members at 949.435.3484 except as noted below.

Arlene Miller
President & CEO
Arlene@JFFS.org

Lauren Gavshon Brand, Psy.D.
Chief Operating Officer

LBrand@JFFS.org
 

 

Joshua Teeple
Chief Financial Officer

JTeeple@JFFS.org

Accounting

Rocio Cervantes
Controller

AP@JFFS.org

Community Partnerships / Relations

Kathleen Mellon
Senior Director, Community Partnerships
Kathleen@JFFS.org

Sharon Chelouche
Manager, Community Partnerships
Sharon@JFFS.org

Lisa Armony
Director, Rose Project
Lisa@JFFS.org

Donor Services

Anita Lewicke
Director, Information Systems & Donor Operations
Anita@JFFS.org

Family Services

Cally Clein, LCSW
Director, Senior Care & Connect
Cally@JFFS.org
(949) 435-3460 ext. 359

 

Hazel Fenn
Coordinator, Holocaust Survivor Program
Hazel@JFFS.org

949.435.3460 ext. 326

Shelli Mire
Case Worker, Holocaust Survivor Program, and Data Entry Associate, MHSA Outreach & Engagement Program
Shelli@JFFS.org
949.435.3460 ext. 370

Symone Sass, MSW
Coordinator, Meal Partners Program
Symone@JFFS.org
949.435.4560 ext.297

Nancy Almaleh
​Case Manager, Lifelines, and Referral Specialist, MHSA Outreach & Engagement Program
Nancy@JFFS.org

949.435.3460 ext. 366

Reega Neutel, MSW
Coordinator, Special Needs Services
Reega@JFFS.org
949.435.3460

Lori Axton
Contracts Associate
Lori@JFFS.org

949.435.3460 ext. 357
 

Kelvin Axel
Transportation Operations Supervisor, Holocaust Survivor Program, and Mobility Manager, Transit Tutors
Kelvin@JFFS.org
949.435.3460

Engagement

Cindy Smith
Director, Engagement
CJacobs@JFFS.org

Alexandra Mars
Director, Special Events and Volunteers
AMars@JFFS.org

Amanda Silverman
Manager, NextGen
Amanda@JFFS.org

Jillian Katz
Coordinator, Youth Outreach and Engagement
Jillian@JFFS.org

Marketing & Communications

Bonnie Widerman
Senior Director, Marketing & Communications
Bonnie@JFFS.org

Operations

Tanya Lee Fein
Manager of Operations
Tanya@JFFS.org

Lucy Zavala
Office Manager
Lucy@JFFS.org

Lisa Siegel
Receptionist
LSiegel@JFFS.org

Philanthropy

Stephanie Epstein
Senior Director, Philanthropy
Stephanie@JFFS.org

Doris Jacobson
Director, Community Philanthropy
Doris@JFFS.org

Jahanna Semelroth
Manager, Women's
Philanthropy & Laguna Woods Region
Jahanna@JFFS.org