Meet Our Trustees

Over 300 women are Trustees of the Jewish Women's Foundation, including over 40 multigenerational families. Get to know a few of the forward-thinking women who sit at our philanthropic table!


Our Leadership

2016-2017 Steering Committee

JWF's Steering Committee members set the strategic agenda for the Foundation and evaluate the effectiveness of our grantmaking process.

Nancy Kohn JWF Chair

Nancy Kohn

Chair

Gerri Kahnweiler JWF Immediate Past Chair

Gerri Kahnweiler

Immediate Past Chair

Shari Slavin Grants Chair

Shari Slavin

Grants Chair

Ilene Novack Leadership & Resource Development Chair

Ilene Novack

Leadership & Resource Development Chair

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Robin Newberger

Evaluation Chair

Gwen Heyman JUF Investment Advisory Council Representative

Gwen Heyman

JUF Investment Advisory Council Representative

Susan Rifas Advocacy Chair

Susan Rifas

Advocacy & Outreach Chair

Adrienne Kriezelman Program Chair

Adrienne Kriezelman

Program Chair

Debbie Marcus Economic Chair

Debbie Marcus

Economic Security/Legal Reform for Women & Girls Chair

Sheri Hokin Education Chair

Sheri Hokin

Education/Leadership Development for Women & Girls Chair

Stephanie Smerling Health Chair

Stephanie Smerling

Health & Well Being for Women & Girls Chair

Deanna Drucker Multigenerational Representative

Deanna Drucker

Multigenerational Representative

Dana Hirt Chair Appointee

Dana Hirt

Chair Appointee

Judy Deutsch At-Large member

Judy Deutsch

At-Large Member

Jennifer Flink At-Large member

Jennifer Flink

At-Large Member

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Lori Ann Komisar

At-Large Member

Jennifer Lucas At-Large member

Jennifer Lucas

At-Large Member

Linda Schiffman At-Large member

Linda Schiffman

At-Large Member

Stephanie Victor At-Large member

Stephanie Victor

At-Large Member



Trustee Highlights

To demonstrate the value of each unique voice and perspective within our diverse organization, it is our pleasure to share articles highlighting some of our Trustees.

Marianne and Stuart Taussig

Marianne Taussig

A Lifetime of Service: Meet JWF Trustee Marianne Taussig

Read about Marianne

Marilyn Cohen

Marilyn Cohen

For Founding JWF Multigenerational Trustee Marilyn Cohen, It's About Giving Back

Read about Marilyn