Moving Forward Together

Our Board of Directors

Our Purpose

Jewish Family Service partners with people of all backgrounds to build stable and dignified lives. Together, we create a stronger and healthier community where everyone can thrive.

OFFICERS

Emily Jennewein – Chair Retired, Marketing Communications
Deborah Bucksbaum – 1st Vice Chair Principal, Bucksbaum Law Group; Of Counsel, Scheidemantle Law Group
Sean Joseph, PhD – 2nd Vice Chair Vice President, Calibr at Scripps Research
Sheldon Derezin – Treasurer CPA, CFP
Jenny Meiselman, PhD – Secretary Retired Child Psychologist and Learning Specialist
Adam Welland – Advisory Officer Legal Director, Illumina, Inc.

DIRECTORS

Jan Adler United States Magistrate Judge (Ret); Mediator, Judicate West
Sarah Bakhiet Retired Headmaster and Attorney
Juli Bear Community Volunteer
Li-Rong Lilly Cheng, PhD Director of the Chinese Cultural Center at San Diego State University
Theresa Dupuis Community Volunteer; HR/Organization Development Specialist (Ret)
Kira Finkenberg Owner & Founder, Kira Company
Susanna Flaster Principal and co-owner Karney Properties
Gary Frost CEO & Founder, Frost & Associates
Brian Jinings President, Venture Commercial and BJ Foods
Michael Lees Partner, Solomon Ward Seidenwurm & Smith, LLP
Gabrielle Oratz IT Consultant
Marie G. Raftery President, Smart Management Three, Inc.
Scott Schindler Vice President – Tenant Representation, Jones Lang LaSalle
Brad Slavin Managing Partner DuoCircle, LLC
Joel Smith CFO & General Counsel of Epic Sciences, Inc.
Rabbi Jonathan Stein Rabbi Emeritus of Congregation Shaaray Tefila of New York City
Karin Toranto Founder & Partner, KT Marketing
Sid Voorakkara Senior Vice President at Strategies 360

PAST BOARD PRESIDENTS

Rose Neumann

1919-1946

Carl Esenoff

1947-1948

Morris Douglas

1949-1951

Harry Mallen

1952-1954

Dr. Walter Ornstein

1955-1956

William Colt

1957-1958

Harry Mallen

1959-1960

Dr. Maurice Zemlick

1961

Dr. Edward Buchner

1962-1963

Sylvia De Woskin

1964-1965

Maynard Hurwitz

1966-1967

Donald Solomon

1968

Robert Berton

1969-1970

Ruth Zanville

1971-1972

Joseph Feldman

1973-1974

Seymour Grossman

1975-1976

Herbert Reder

1977

Evelyn Rady

1978

Mortimer Rosenbaum

1979-1980

Natalie Stolper

1981-1982

Jay Zybelman

1983-1984

Sam Ackerman

1985-1986

Jack Stern

1987-1988

Barbara Drosman

1989-1990

Candice Fagan

1991-1992

Charles Zibbell

1993-1994

Marcie Merel

1995-1996

Jill Stone

1997-1998

Robert Lazarus

1999-2000

Lawrence A. Oster

2001-2002

Nadja Kauder

2003-2004

Fern Siegel

2005-2006

Ron S. Zollman

2007-2008

Steven J. Levine

2009-2010

Felicia Mandelbaum

2011-2012

Jennifer Levitt

2013-2014

Meg Goldstein

2015-2016

Marie G. Raftery

2017-2019

Adam Welland

2019-2021