Our Professionals

The Heart of What We Do

We believe in the Jewish value of tzedakah: giving charity to those in need.

At Federation, many of us remember the sound of a quarter clinking at the bottom of our childhood tzedakah box. Some of us are new to the concept of tzedakah. But every day—whether we’re submitting payroll, meeting with community members, making coffee, or designing an e-mail—tzedakah is at the heart of what we do.

We asked our professionals to bring in their favorite tzedakah box (or borrow one from our collection!) to show that tzedakah is always on our mind.

Executive


Marisa Gage
Executive Administrative Professional
952-417-2352

Community Impact: Planning, Allocations & Community Partnerships


Judie Rothschild*
Director of Community Impact: Planning, Allocations, & Community Partnerships
952-417-2356
Kristen Cullen
Community Impact Associate
952-417-2334
Robyn Johnson
Admin Professional—Community Impact
952-417-2314
Debbie Lieberman
Community Planning and Engagement Concierge
952-417-2313

Community Impact: Engagement & Israel Center


Eilat Harel*
Director of Community Impact: Engagement & Israel Center
952-417-2321
Sofya Barth
Israel Program Specialist, Israel Center
952-417-2319
Amy Weiss
Director of Programming & Development, Yachad
952-491-0720
Corinne Calderon
Marketing and Operations Manager, Yachad
952-491-0720
Dana Prottas
Executive Director of Yachad
952-491-0720
David Jordan Harris
Director, Rimon
952-381-3449
Lauren Kaplan
Director, Harry Kay Center for Leadership Excellence
952-417-2340
Charley Smith
Twin Cities Young Adult Engagement Manager
651-695-3193

Development


Heather Ring*
Chief Development Officer
952-417-2344
Amber Bishop
Admin Professional—Development
952-417-2354
Jen Bucklew
Donor Relations Coordinator
952-417-2359
Megan Gillen
Admin Professional--Development & Marketing
952-417-2335
Sandra Bishop
Development Operations & Data Systems Manager
952-417-2355
William Ressler
Director of Business and Professional Relations
952-417-2312

Finance & Operations


Myra Giesener*
Chief Operating Officer, Chief Financial Officer
952-417-2348
Becca Sanders
IT Coordinator
952-417-2339
Deb Yugo
Foundation Accountant
952-417-2332
Jessica Saabye
Receptionist, Admin Professional—Finance
952-593-2600
Lisa Michalik
Accounting Professional & Payroll Coordinator
952-417-2350
Michelle Shapiro
Manager, Financial Reporting & Accounting
952-417-2320

Jewish Community Foundation


Alene G. Sussman*
Director, Jewish Community Foundation
952-417-2316
Juliana Sellers
It's Your Legacy / Foundation Manager
952-417-2322
Judi Heitman
Admin Professional—Foundation
952-417-2353
Amy Newman
Special Projects Coordinator
952-417-2328

Marketing


Heather Villars*
Director of Marketing
952-417-2338
Alyssa Huck
Event & Missions Manager
952-417-2323
Daci Platt
Communications Manager
952-417-2343
Megan Gillen
Admin Professional--Development & Marketing
952-417-2335
Julia Elders
Marketing Coordinator
952-417-2351

 *Leadership Team Member

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