Staff and Leadership
The Foundation's Staff, Officers, Board of Trustees, Advisory Board, and Investment Committee are comprised of individuals with expertise in broad and diverse areas including philanthropy, finance, law, business, real estate, marketing, investments and more. The Foundation leadership assesses and guides the activities of The Foundation on an ongoing basis to ensure efficiency and transparency and to facilitate our philanthropic mission and goals.
Marvin I. Schotland
President & CEO
Daniel M. Rothblatt
Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Services
Senior Vice President, Finance and Administration/CFO
Vice President, Advancement
Baruch S. Littman
Vice President, Development
Susan Mattisinko, Esq.
Vice President & General Counsel
Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy
Director, Marketing & Communications
Support Foundation Account Executive
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Georgina L. Baquet
Development & Database Coordinator
Manager, Donor Relations
Senior Investment Accounting Manager
Database Manager/IT Specialist
June del Rosario
Program Officer, Center for Designed Philanthropy
Program Associate, Center for Designed Philanthropy
Program Officer, Center for Designed Philanthropy
Cynthia A. Jones
Manager, Marketing & Communications
Executive and Board Liaison
De Wayne Nash
Grants Management Associate, Center for Designed Philanthropy
Iris M. Rodgers
Senior Program Officer, Center for Designed Philanthropy
Human Resources Advisor
Senior Information Technology Advisor
- William R. Feiler, Chair
- Marvin I. Schotland, President & CEO
- Anthony Chanin, Vice President
- Abby L.T. Feinman, Vice President
- Harold J. Masor, Vice President
- Evan Schlessinger, Vice President
- Eugene Stein, Vice President
- Adlai W. Wertman, Vice President
- Daniel M. Rothblatt, Senior Vice President, Philanthropic Services
- David Carroll, Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration/CFO
- Steve Gamer, Vice President, Advancement
- Baruch S. Littman, Vice President, Development
- Elana Wien, Vice President, Center for Designed Philanthropy
- Scott H. Richland, Treasurer
- Selwyn Gerber, Secretary
Martin S. Appel is counsel to Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell. He is a past chair of The Foundation.
Lynn Bider is a former Sylvia Weisz Women's Campaign Chair at the Jewish Federation of Los Angeles. She is the past president of Stephen S. Wise Temple.
Leah M. Bishop is in the Co-Chair of the Trusts and Estates department and the Co-Chair, Charitable Giving and Tax-Exempt Organizations Group of Loeb & Loeb LLP.
Anthony Chanin is vice president of business management, real estate and investments for Sonco Investments and Real Estate.
Allan B. Cutrow is a partner in the law firm of Mitchell, Silberberg & Knupp, and is head of its Trusts and Estates Department. He is a past chair of The Foundation.
William R. Feiler is chair of The Foundation's Board of Trustees. He is a former managing director and founding member of Bel Air Investment Advisors LLC.
Abby L.T. Feinman is a partner with Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP and serves as head of the L.A. Trusts and Estates Practice. She chairs the Young Governors Section of the Board, Cedars Sinai Medical Center.
Lorin M. Fife is the immediate past chair of The Foundation's Board of Trustees. He is a retired senior executive and attorney with SunAmerica, a financial services holding company.
Selwyn Gerber is a founding member of RVW Investing LLC wealth advisors, and manager of Gerber & Co. Inc., a full-service CPA firm.
Alan J. Gindi is founder and president of B.A.G. Investments, Inc, which invests in and manages real estate for its own account and for others around the country.
Bertrand I. Ginsberg is a principal and financial advisor of Bernstein Global Wealth Management, a unit of Alliance Capital Management, L.P.
Lisa Greer, an active philanthropist, investor and entrepreneur, has years of experience providing strategic direction and leadership for both for-profit and nonprofit organizations.
Lisa Korbatov served as president of the Beverly Hills Unified School District Board of Education from 2009 to 2012. She is an owner/partner at The Amalgamated Real Estate Services.
Mark Lainer is a past chair of The Foundation. He works in real estate development and investments.
Marcia Weiner Mankoff is a clinical social worker and an active lay leader of the Sylvia Weisz Women's Campaign of the Jewish Federation.
Harold J. Masor is a retired partner of the international accounting and business advisory firm of Ernst & Young LLP, real estate investor and philanthropist.
Heidi Monkarsh is a member of The Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles' Board and Executive Committee.
Alan J. Nussenblatt has over 40 years of experience in the real estate industry.
Lawrence Rauch is president of Los Angeles Cold Storage.
Scott H. Richland is the chief investment officer of the California Institute of Technology (Caltech). He serves as an outside director for AIG's life insurance companies.
Karen Sandler has worked in financial services and investing for two decades specializing in bankruptcy reorganization and distressed securities.
Evan Schlessinger is president of the Springboard Company, a marketing research and consulting firm specializing in the food and beverage industry.
Mark Schwartz is a public and private company CEO, CFO, and board member.
Annette Shapiro was the first woman and the first non-attorney to become chair of The Foundation. She is the former president of the Beit T'Shuvah Board of Directors.
Eugene Stein is president of the Tikun Olam Foundation which promotes early childhood mental health and the prevention of child neglect.
Alan Stern is a partner of Winstar Properties, Inc., a management and development company.
Peter Weil is managing partner of the law firm of Glaser Weil LLP and a senior partner in the Business Department.
Cathy Siegel Weiss is a past chair of The Foundation and recently served as co-chair of Children's Hospital Los Angeles Board of Trustees.
Adlai W. Wertman is a professor of Clinical Entrepreneurship at the University of Southern California Marshall School of Business, and is the founding director of its Brittingham Social Enterprise Lab.
Keenan Wolens is CEO of Amir Development Company, a real estate company that owns and manages properties throughout California, Arizona, Texas, and Utah.
Sam S. Yebri is a partner at Merino Yebri LLP, a general practice business law firm in Los Angeles specializing in litigation, real estate, and employment law.
Jewish Federation Ex Officio Trustees:
- Kenneth A. August
- Lionel Bell
- Elaine Berke
- Robin Broidy
- George T. Caplan
- Jonathan Cookler
- Sonia S. Cummings
- Irwin Daniels
- Hugo D. de Castro
- Cliff Einstein
- Max Factor, III
- Irwin S. Field
- Herb Glaser
- Jonathan M. Glaser
- Glenn Golenberg
- Daniel V. Goodstein
- Dorothy S. Goren
- Nathan J. Hochman
- Ronald M. Kabrins
- Mitchell T. Kaplan
- Mark S. Karlan
- Martin L. Kozberg
- Ronald L. Leibow
- Jeffrey L. Levine
- Jordan L. Lurie
- Francis S. Maas
- Todd M. Morgan
- James A. Nathan
- Joyce R. Powell
- Nathan Sandler
- Richard A. Schulman
- Michael G. Smooke
- Richard S. Volpert
- Barbi Weinberg
- Bruce F. Whizin
- Marilyn Ziering
- Raymond J. Zolekhian