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 713-972-6770

Senior Management

Taryn Baranowski Chief Marketing Officer Email Taryn 713-972-6730
Roberta Herman Dietrich Executive Director, Houston Jewish Community Foundation Email Roberta 346-699-HJCF (4523)
Suzanne Jacobson Senior VP - Legacy and Major Gifts Email Suzanne 713-972-6761
Jessica Segal Chief Impact Officer Email Jessica 713-972-6740
Boris Siperstein Chief Financial and Operating Officer Email Boris 713-972-6780
Karyn Ullman Chief Philanthropy Officer Email Karyn 832-295-6398

Our Staff

Danielle Alexander Director of Kehillah High, Teen Education and Engagement Email Danielle 832-295-6186
Harel Bassan Shaliach Email Harel 832-295-6733
Cameron Dodd Database and Systems Architect Email Cameron 713-972-6786
Barbara Eisenbaum Graphics Communications Manager Email Barbara 713-972-6732
Emily Feinstein Engagement Manager | Young Adult Division (YAD) Email Emily 713-972-6748
Natalie Ferguson Communications Manager Email Natalie 713-972-6734
Elyse Freed Communications Manager Email Elyse 713-972-6733
Jennifer Friedberg Communications Manager Email Jennifer 713-972-6735
Liz Garza Administrative Assistant Email Liz 713-972-6746
Kim Gowen Executive Assistant Email Kim 713-972-6771
Pam Griggs Receptionist Email Pam 713-972-6784
Grady Hughes Database Analyst Email Grady 713-972-6783
Hilary Kamin Managing Director of Leadership and Engagement Email Hilary 713-972-6745
Dora Klaff Events Manager Email Dora 713-972-6731
Lisa Klein Managing Director, Jewish Education Email Lisa 713-972-6741
Rebecca Lindenbaum Engagement Associate | PJ Library Email Rebecca 713-972-6707
Stephanie Marshall Jewish Education Manager Email Stephanie 832-615-3232
Marna Meyer Community Events and Israel Engagement Director Email Marna 713-972-6742
Mari O'Leary Engagement Associate | Honeymoon Israel (HMI) Email Mari 713-972-6747
Julie Roberts Director of Women's Philanthropy Email Julie 713-972-6781
Melia Robertson Administrative Support Manager Email Melia 713-972-6706
Ari Rosen Director of Philanthropy, Annual Campaign Email Ari 713-972-6762
Sara Sandhaus Planning and Allocations Manager Email Sara 713-972-6743
Melina Soroka Donor Relations Manager Email Melina 713-972-6706
Al Tribble Community Security Director, Houston Email Al 773.312.3884
Sarah Williams Director of Early Childhood Education Email Sarah 832-604-4123

Houston Jewish Community Foundation Staff

Roberta Herman Dietrich Executive Director, Houston Jewish Community Foundation Email Roberta 346-699-HJCF (4523)
Hina Ali HJCF Finance Associate Email Hina 346-699-HJCF (4523)
Cindy Anapolsky HJCF Senior Director of Charitable Planning Email Cindy 346-699-HJCF (4523)
Alisha Klapholz HJCF Donor Services Associate Email Alisha 346-699-HJCF (4523)
Renu Roy HJCF Director of Special Projects Email Renu 346-699-HJCF (4523)
Paul Weaver HJCF Chief Financial Officer Email Paul (346) 699-HJCF (4523)