Professional Team

To contact one of our team members, click on their name.


Ellen Chernack, Interim Professional Executive, 214-615-5226
Rabbi Mordechai Harris
Interim Chief Operations Officer, 214-615-5223
Donna OstrowerChief Development Officer, 214-615-5220
Dave Chavenson, Chief Financial Officer, 214-369-3313

Finance & Administration

Odessa Beverly-Johnson, Controller, 214-615-5246
Ellen Bock, Receptionist, 214-615-5200

Gordana Derek, Senior Accountant, 214-615-5235
Debbie Garza, Manager, Accounting, 214-615-5216
Ken Cage Director Human Resources, 214-615-5249
Lois Perry, Staff Accountant, 214-615-5245


Philanthropy Department

Lance YeamanDirector, Campaign Operations, 214-615-5225
Carly Bierman, ManagerProjects, 214-615-5257
Kim Coner, Executive Assistant, 214-615-5237
Carly Glikman, Major Gifts Officer Pacesetter Division, 214-615-5222

Kelly Harris, Major Gifts Officer,
Professional and Young Adult Divisions, 214-615-5224
Julie Judson, Major Gifts Officer, Director, Women’s Philanthropy, 214-615-5259
Michelle LegrandeAdministrative Assistant, 214-615-5227
Renee Nichols, Administrative Assistant, 214-615-5262


Donor Services & IT​
Vincent GammieriDirector, 214-615-5247
Ellen Bock, Coordinator, Collections & Database, 214-615-5266
Kalee Eason, Coordinator, Database, 214-615-5242
Susan Finlay, Coordinator, Donor Services, 214-615-5266
Lesley Kahn, Manager, Donor Services, 214-615-5215


Community Security Initiative​
Bill Humphrey, Director, Community Security, 214-615-5221

Global & Local Impact
Sarah Golman Director, Global and Local Impact and Allocations​, 214-615-5275


Israel & Overseas
Noa Epstein-FriedmanDirector, Dallas Partnership in the Western Galilee


Marketing & Communications
Julie Punjak, Senior Marketing Manager, 214-615-5238


Center for Jewish Education (CJE)
Rabbi Mordechai Harris, Executive Director, 214-615-5204
Melissa Bernstein, Director, Institutional & Professional Engagement, 214-615-5207
Linda Blasnik, Librarian, 214-615-5206
Alyse EisenbergEarly Childhood Specialist & PJ Library Manager, 214-615-5208
Mollye Fleschman, Librarian, 214-615-5206
Karen Schlosberg, Adult Education & Library Manager, 214-615-5205


Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC)
Anita Zusman EddyExecutive Director, 214-615-5292
Michelle Golan, Director, Community Outreach & Programming, 214-615-5229
Yolanda Jackson, Project Coordinator, 214-615-5233
Shirley RovinskyContact, Rabbinic Association of Greater Dallas, 214-615-5263