Our Staff

President & CEO

Renée Wizig-Barrios

Renée Wizig-Barrios is President & CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.

A native Houstonian, Wizig-Barrios comes to the Federation after more than two and a half decades rising through leadership positions in Texas nonprofits. For the past 11 years, she has served as the Senior Vice President & Chief Philanthropy Officer for the Greater Houston Community Foundation (GHCF). There, she led a fundamental shift in the organization’s approach to its work and focused on moving from being an effective transactional platform for Donor Advised Funds to becoming a true hub for philanthropy that benefits both donors and the Greater Houston community.

Email Renée 713-729-7000 x 303

Senior Management

Taryn Baranowski Chief Advancement Officer Email Taryn (713) 729-7000 x 307
Roberta Herman Dietrich Executive Director, Houston Jewish Community Foundation Email Roberta (713) 729-7000 x 327
Suzanne Jacobson Senior VP - Legacy and Major Gifts Email Suzanne (713) 729-7000 x 311
Jessica Segal Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Email Jessica (713) 729-7000 x 331
Boris Siperstein Chief Financial and Operating Officer Email Boris 713-729-7000 x 306

Our Staff

Terri Campbell Controller Email Terri (713) 729-7000 x 316
John Paul Chavez Donor Base Associate Email John (713) 729-7000 x 361
Barbara Eisenbaum Graphics Communications Manager Email Barbara (713) 729-7000 x 344
Natalie Ferguson Graphic Designer Email Natalie (713) 729-7000 x 360
Jackie Fisherman Director of Public Affairs Email Jackie (713) 729-7000 x 325
Elyse Freed Communications Manager Email Elyse (713) 729-7000 x 337
Jennifer Friedberg Communications Manager Email Jennifer (713) 729-7000 x 360
Liz Garza Administrative Assistant Email Liz (713) 729-7000 x 309
Pam Griggs Receptionist Email Pam (713) 729-7000
Grady Hughes Database Analyst Email Grady (713) 729-7000 x 339
Hilary Kamin Community Engagement Director Email Hilary (713) 729-7000 x 346
Jill Kaplan Senior Development Director Email Jill (713) 729-7000 x 335
Dora Klaff Events Manager Email Dora (713) 729-7000 x 314
Lisa Klein Managing Director, Jewish Education Email Lisa (713) 729-7000 x 330
Marna Meyer Community Events and Israel Engagement Director Email Marna (713) 729-7000 x 329
Ari Rosen Director of Development Email Ari 713-729-7000
Sara Sandhaus Planning and Allocations Manager Email Sara (713) 729-7000 x 338
Rina Trakhtenberg Executive Assistant to the President and CEO Email Rina (713) 729-7000 x 304

Houston Jewish Community Foundation Staff

Roberta Herman Dietrich Executive Director, Houston Jewish Community Foundation Email Roberta (713) 729-7000 x 327
Cindy Anapolsky HJCF Director of Philanthropy Email Cindy (713) 729-7000 x 343
Renu Roy HJCF Finance Associate Email Renu (713) 729-7000 x 317
Linda Uzick HJCF Assistant Director, Donor Services Email Linda (713) 729-7000 x 332
Paul Weaver HJCF Controller Email Paul (713) 729-7000 x 326