Our Staff

President & CEO

Kari Dunn Saratovsky

Kari Dunn Saratovsky is President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston.

Saratovsky has spent her career in both government and the philanthropic sector building strategic alliances, directing programs, and facilitating national efforts that advance social change both within and beyond the Jewish community. She has become a nationally recognized speaker and facilitator on emerging trends in the social sector.

Ms. Saratovsky worked as vice president of social innovation at the Case Foundation and served in the White House as executive director of the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation.

Email Kari (713) 729-7000 x 303

Senior Management

Taryn Baranowski Chief Marketing Officer Email Taryn (713) 729-7000 x 307
Laurie Bieber Chief Development Officer Email Laurie (713) 729-7000 x 306
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
Elaine Kellerman VP - Education Email Elaine (713) 729-7000 x 310
Pam Kutner Chief Financial and Operations Officer Email Pam (713) 729-7000 x 315
Jessica Segal Chief Strategy and Planning Officer Email Jessica (713) 729-7000 x 331

Our Staff

Sacha Bodner Director of Social Action Email Sacha (713) 729-7000 x 308
Terri Campbell Controller Email Terri (713) 729-7000 x 316
John Paul Chavez Donor Base Associate Email John (713) 729-7000 x 361
Linda Edwards Administrative Assistant Email Linda (713) 729-7000 x 312
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 Government 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
Scott Happel Back Office Administrator Email Scott (713) 729-7000 x 341
Grady Hughes Database Analyst Email Grady (713) 729-7000 x 339
Hilary Kamin Community Engagement Director Email Hilary (713) 729-7000 x 346
Cindy Kaplan Philanthropic Officer Email Cindy (713) 729-7000 x 313
Jill Kaplan Director of YAD 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
Sara Sandhaus Planning and Allocations Manager Email Sara (713) 729-7000 x 338
Misi Schlueter Director of Talent and Special Projects Email Misi (713) 729-7000 x 305
Shelly Spieler Program Associate Email Shelly (713) 729-7000 x 324
Rina Trakhtenberg Executive Assistant to the President and CEO Email Rina (713) 729-7000 x 304
Galia Weber YAD Associate Email Galia (713) 729-7000 x 319

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
Barbara Curtis HJCF Administrative Assistant Email Barbara (713) 729-7000 x 322
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