Executives and Key Staff

 

Composed of experienced professionals and committed community leaders, our executives 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, engagement/outreach, and more. Together, this team works to meet the needs of our community, today and for the future.

 

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

Marsie Alford, Chief Financial Officer

Marsie@JFFS.org

 

Marsie Alford brings more than 25 years of accounting and finance experience to the Jewish Federation. She has most recently been an Adjunct Professor and an Accounting and Finance Consultant for such nonprofit client organizations as Union Station Homeless Services, Catholic Community Foundation, Society of Saint Vincent De Paul, and Human Options. Marsie has previously held Executive Finance roles for several nonprofits, including Make-a-Wish Foundation of Los Angeles, Southern California Alcohol and Drug Rehabilitation, and East Bronx Daycare Center, Inc., in New York. She also served on the Board of Directors for James Varick Community Center in New York, NY. Marsie began her career as an Accountant and Financial Analyst for a top Fortune 500 company and later as a Financial Advisor. She holds a Bachelor of Science & Arts in Accounting and an MBA.

Accounting

Kay Williams
Accounts Payable
AP@JFFS.org

Community Partnerships / Relations

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

Lisa Armony
Senior Director, Community Relations
Lisa@JFFS.org

Donor Services

Jacob Francis 
Database Analyst / Jr. Developer
Jacob@JFFS.org

 

Lifelines

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

949.435.3460 ext. 366

Engagement

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

Nitzan Harel
Creative Director
Nitzan@JFFS.org

Philanthropy

Stephanie Epstein
Senior Director, Philanthropy
Stephanie@JFFS.org

Jahanna Semelroth
Director, Donor Relations
Jahanna@JFFS.org

Amy Cretaro

Donor Relationship Manager

Amy@JFFS.org