Meet Our People
Jewish Community of Atlanta

Senior Management

Eric Robbins

President/CEO

Renée Kutner

Chief Operating Officer

Rich Walter

Chief of Programs and Grantmaking

Jori Mendel

Chief Foundation Officer

Mark Goldman

Senior VP of Marketing

Marsha Hurwitz

VP of Major Gifts

Executive Office

Chief of Staff, Ligi George

Philanthropy

Senior Campaign Director, Deborah Schafer
Director of Business & Professionals, Kenny Silverboard
Major Gifts Officer, Joel Ashner
Director Women’s Philanthropy, Arielle Orlansky
Donor Officer – Women’s Philanthropy, Becca Langfelder

Donor Research and Special Projects Associate, Karen Paz
Senior Administrative Associate, Winsome Hylton
Administrative Associate – Philanthropy, Kandis Gibson
Donor Officer – Business & Professional, Darryl Maslia

Atlanta Jewish Foundation

Senior Philanthropic Officer, Ghila Sanders
Director of Foundation Operations, Kathy Evans | View Bio
Donor Services Senior Associate, Cindy Weik | View Bio
LIFE & LEGACY® Coordinator,  Rachel Rosner | View Bio

Chief Foundation Officer, Jori Mendel
Assistant Controller, Ikepo Talabi
Foundation Accountant, Pavlina T. Smith
Foundation Operations Manager, Kaylin Berinhout

Community Planning and Impact

Director of Family Education and Engagement, Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez 
Director of JumpSpark, Nathan Brodsky
Director of Jewish Education Collaborative, Elana Perry
Director of Israel Engagement, Jenn Handel

ALEF Fund Manager, Nicole Flom
Jewish Abilities Alliance (JAA) Manager, Annie Garrett
Program Operations Manager, Susie Mackler
Relationship Manager, Carla Birnbaum
Family Education and Engagement Associate, Leah Stinson
Teen Engagement Coordinator, Jessie Schwartzman
Navigating Parenthood Coordinator, Amy Fox
Birthright Israel and Teen Engagement Fellow, Amanda Budd

Engagement/Leadership Development

Director of Leadership Development, Michelle Day

Marketing

Digital Marketing Manager, Ben Bornstein
Social Media Coordinator, Anastasia Pixler
Database Marketing Associate, Sydney Stroud

Graphic Designer, Juli Itzkovitz
Copywriter, Galen Crawley

The Community-Wide Security Program

Community Security Director, Neil Rabinovitz

Deputy Security Director, Bryan Underwood

Finance, Administration, and Data Management

Assistant Controller, Angela Posner
Senior Accountant, Shantale Jones
Senior Accountant, Biola Bakare
Staff Accountant, Tonya Stevens

Accounts Receivable Analyst, Jessica Johnson
Accounts Receivable Associate, Boryana Atanasova
Donor Services Associate, Matthew Fendley
Business Analyst, Rachel Kinoshi

Facilities/IT

Operations Manager, Kattya Vernet-Jones
Administrative Associate, Debbra Stephens

Maintenance Associate, Santos Madrid
IT Consultant, Voytech Szyrejko

Board of Trustees

Chair: Matt Bronfman
Vice Chair: Beth Arogeti
President/CEO: Eric M. Robbins
Secretary: Lauren Grien
Treasurer: Lisa Haynor
Chair of Governance: Lynn Redd
Chair of Strategic Planning: Lewis Shubin
Past Board Co-Chairs: Lori Kagan Schwarz | Lisa Galanti Rabinowitz
Council of Lifetime Trustee Representative: Mark Silberman
Atlanta Jewish Foundation Chair: Steven Cadranel
Campaign Chair: Joel Arogeti
Community Planning & Impact Chair: Dara Grant
NextGen Chair: Jonathan Habif
Women’s Philanthropy President: Tamar Stern

At-Large Members:

Jeremy Berry
Ted Blum
Staci Brill
Miriam Cann
Leah Davis
Abby Flaum
Isaac Frank
Hillel Glazer
Seth Greenberg
Jonathan Karron
Adam Kazinec
Michael Kogon
Jennifer Korach
Craig Kornblum
Debbie Kuniansky
Beth Paradies
Mark Rothberg
David Siegel
Michelle Simon
Robin Sysler
Rebekah Wasserman
Ken Winkler

Council of Lifetime Trustees

Eliot Arnovitz
Robert Arogeti
Jack Balser
Gerald Benjamin
Henry Birnbrey
Arthur Blank
Lois Blonder
Perry S. Brickman
Carol Cooper
Jay Davis
Howard Feinsand

Larry Frank
Lois Frank
Jack Freedman
Lisa Galanti Rabinowitz
Elaine Gruenhut
Jack Halpern
Gerald Horowitz
Fred Katz
Lori Kagan Schwarz
Marty Kogon
David Kuniansky

Mark Lichtenstein
Bernard Marcus
Joel Marks
David Minkin
Arnold Rubenstein
Arthur Schwartz
Cathy Selig
Linda Selig
Steve Selig
Marilyn Shubin
Mark Silberman