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 JFFS staff members at 949.435.3484 except as noted below.
Arlene Miller, President & CEO
Arlene Miller joined the Jewish Federation of Orange County in 2016, after five years as Chief Philanthropy Officer for Shalom Austin, an association of organizations that includes Jewish Federation, Jewish Family Service, the JCC and the Jewish Foundation of Austin & Central Texas. During her tenure at Shalom Austin, Arlene led the launch of the Jewish Foundation from concept to reality and directed a $25 million capital campaign. Arlene has also worked as Associate Executive Director of Hillel at UCLA, where she was instrumental in piloting innovative outreach programs that served as the basis for securing an $11.1 million grant from the Jim Joseph Foundation to the national movement, and Executive Director of Silicon Valley Hillel. Arlene holds a Bachelor’s Degree in studied studio and an MFA in ceramic sculpture from Brandeis University. She lives in Irvine with her children.
Marsie Alford, Chief Financial Officer
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.
Senior Director, Community Partnerships
Senior Director, Community Relations
Manager, Donor Services
Database Analyst / Jr. Developer
Cally Clein, LCSW
Director, Senior Care & Connect
(949) 435-3460 ext. 359
Case Worker, Holocaust Survivor Program, and Data Entry Associate, MHSA Outreach & Engagement Program
949.435.3460 ext. 370
Bilingual Caseworker, Holocaust Survivor Program
949.435.3484 ext. 365
949.435.3460 ext. 357
Case Manager, Lifelines, and Referral Specialist, MHSA Outreach & Engagement Program
949.435.3460 ext. 366
Director, Special Events and Volunteers
Coordinator, Youth Outreach and Engagement
Senior Director, Philanthropy
Philanthropy & Laguna Woods Region
Donor Relationship Manager