Staff Directory

Executive / Management Team

Andrew Rehfeld Andrew Rehfeld, PhD
President & CEO
// (314) 442-3750
• General Federation management
• Agency relations
• Liaison with JFNA and international organizations

Rahna Barthelmess Rahna Barthelmess
Vice President of Marketing
// (314) 442-3884
• Marketing
• Communications
• Public Relations
• Website
• Social Media
• Advertising

Stephen Cohen Stephen Cohen, PhD
Vice President, Planning & Allocations
// (314) 442-3800
• Planning & Allocations Committee
• Federation-supported programs in Israel & the FSU
• Government relations

 

Rob Granick Rob Granick
Chief Operating Officer
// (314) 442-3852
 

 

Rachel Pereles Rachel Pereles
Campaign Director and Associate Director of Development
// (314) 442-3809

• Annual Campaign
• Restricted Giving
• Corporate Giving
• Planned Giving and Endowments

 

No Staff Photo Sandra Janitch-Schwarzen, CPA
Director of Fiscal Services
// (314) 4420-3857
• Jewish Federation Financial Statements
• Jewish Federation IRS Form 990
• Jewish Community Insurance Program
• Jewish Community Foundation – Investment Pool

Planning & Allocations

Stephen Cohen Stephen Cohen, PhD
Vice President, Planning & Allocations
// (314) 442-3800
• Planning & Allocations Committee
• Federation-supported programs in Israel & the FSU
• Government relations

 

Lori Kabrun-Berry Lori Kabrun-Berry
Interim Planning & Allocations Senior Associate
// (314) 442-3828
• Crown Grants
• Community Engagement Subcommittee

 

Sonia Dobinsky Sonia Dobinsky
Senior Planning Associate
// (314) 442-3772
• Information on receiving funding for projects in the Ensuring the Jewish Future strategic priority.

 

Joel Frankel Joel Frankel
Israel Engagement Professional
// (314) 442-3843
• Post-Israel engagement
• St. Louis Community Birthright Trips
• Birthright Alumni Opportunities
• Long-term Israel programs

 

Mindee Fredman Mindee Fredman
Director of Special Projects
// (314) 442-3734
• Staenberg Family Foundation
• Lubin-Green Foundation
• Rubin Israel Experience
• Innovation Grant Committee

Susan Scribner Susan Scribner
Senior Planning & Allocations Associate
// (314) 442-3846

• Planning & allocations
• Caring for Jews in need (domestic)
• Local agency & day school relations
• United Way relations
• Community Study
• Inclusion Initiative

 

Terri Sever Terri Sever
Resource Assistant (Planning & Allocations)
// (314) 442-3841
• Planning & allocations

Development

Rachel Pereles Rachel Pereles
Interim Campaign Director
// (314) 442-3809
• Annual Campaign
• Restricted Giving
• Corporate Giving
• Planned Giving and Endowments

 

Leeat Bachar Lee’at Bachar
Development Associate (YPD)
// (314) 442-3817
• Young Professionals Division (YPD)
• Post-college Jewish engagement (20s & 30s)
• Leadership development
• YPD programming and fundraising

Emilie Docter Emilie Dixon Docter
Development Associate
// (314) 442-3868

• Next Gen efforts ( Next Gen, Ben Gurion Society, National Young Leadership Cabinet)
• Professional Societies (Cardozo, Montefiore, Maimonides)
• Development Volunteer efforts
• Communal Services

Laura Fields Laura Fields
Development Associate
// (314) 442-3805

• Women’s Philanthropy Programming & Engagement
• Leadership Development

Julie Gibbs Julie Gibbs
Director of Women’s Philanthropy
// (314) 442-3729

• Women’s Philanthropy
• Giving Societies (Pomegranate, Lion of Judah)
• Women’s Philanthropy Programming & Engagement
• Leadership Development

 

Lauren Maul Lauren Maul
Donor Services Associate
// (314) 442-3793
• Donor outreach
• Pledges, payments, billing and account inquiries
• Matching gifts

Wendy Rosenblum Wendy Rosenblum
Associate Director of Development,
Endowments & Planned Giving
// (314) 442-3816
• Jewish Community Foundation
• Scholarship Opportunities
• Multi-Gen Family Philanthropy Initiative
• Kranzberg Family Foundation

 

Lois Smith Lois Smith
Database Administrator
// (314) 442-3811
• Database
• Matching gifts
• Pledge acknowledgments

 

Ken Weintraub Ken Weintraub
Senior Development Officer
// (314) 442-3731
• Annual Campaign (midrange)
• Corporate sponsorship opportunities

 

Lori Wishne Lori Wishne
Major Gifts Officer
// (314) 442-3830
• Major Gifts
• VIP Missions

 

Darlene Flinn Darlene Flinn
Resource Assistant (Development)
// (314) 442-3831
• Philanthropic Funds
• Tributes
• Create a Jewish Legacy
• Major Gifts
• Kranzberg Family Foundation

 

Diana Matthis Diana Matthis
Office Manager
// (314) 442-3882

• Oversight of administrative support functions
• Oversight of central services, reception & desktop computer support
• Management of special projects around Board of Directors & Board of Trustees

Fiscal

No Staff Photo Sandra Janitch-Schwarzen, CPA
Director of Fiscal Services
// (314) 442-3857
• Jewish Federation Financial Statements
• Jewish Federation IRS Form 990
• Jewish Community Insurance Program
• Jewish Community Foundation – Investment Pool

 

No Staff Photo Misty Duncan
Senior Accountant
// (314) 442-3853
• Jewish Federation Accounting
• Payroll Inquiries

 

Julie Mueller Julie Mueller
Accounts Payable
// (314) 442-3856
• Accounts payable

 

Carrie Richter Carrie Richter, CPA
Agency Accountant
// (314) 442-3866
• Outside Agency Accounting

 

Marti Stricker Marti Stricker
Accounts Receivable Clerk
// (314) 442-3855
• Cash receipts for Jewish Federation
• Data entry of financial transactions (to BBEC)
• Year-end tax receipts

 

Paula Todd Paula Todd
Accountant
// (314) 442-3718
• Donor pledges & payments

 

Pam Olivastro Pam Olivastro
Resource Assistant (HR & Fiscal)
// (314) 442-3851
• HR concerns (medical, dental, FSA, life insurance, 403B)
• Donor insurance policies
• Contractor timesheets

Millstone Institute / JProStl

Marci Mayer Eisen Marci Mayer Eisen
Director, Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership
// (314) 442-3810
• Organizational, board, and leadership training
• JProSTL

 

Karen Sher Karen Sher
Senior Program Director,
Millstone Institute for Jewish Leadership
// (314) 442-3824
• Millstone Fellows Leadership Program
• The LENS leadership program for young adults in their 20s
• JProSTL’s Young Professionals Network

 

Lauren Maul Lauren Maul
Resource Assistant, Millstone Institute
// (314) 442-3793
• Millstone Institute & JProSTL
• Events, communications, and marketing

Marketing & Communications

Rahna Barthelmess Rahna Barthelmess
Vice President of Marketing
// (314) 442-3884
• Marketing
• Communications
• Public Relations
• Website
• Social Media
• Advertising

 

Susan Goen Susan Goen
Senior Writer & Communications Manager

// (314) 442-3812
• Media relations
• Interview requests
• Public relations
• Writing projects
• Copy editing

 

Melanie Mirowitz Melanie Mirowitz
Digital Communications Strategist

// (314) 442-3844
• Website administration (JFedSTL.org, JewishinStLouis.org, etc.)
• Email Marketing
• Social Media
• Digital Communication

 

Penny Taylor Penny Taylor
Graphic Designer

// (314) 442-3860
• Design
• Advertising
• Marketing
• Collateral Materials

 

Erin Wolfman May Erin Wolfman May
Marketing Coordinator

// (314) 442-3814

• Marketing
• Communications
• Public Relations
• Project Management

 

Human Resources / Support

Marlene Mueller Marlene Mueller
Central Services Coordinator
// (314) 442-3862
• Booking rooms for meetings and events

 

Rhonda Jones Redmond Rhonda Jones Redmond
Day Porter
// (314) 442-3701
• Setup for meetings
• Facility issues
• Cleaning issues

 

Michael Weaver Michael Weaver
Facilities Manager
// (314) 442-3864
• Building management
• Security

 

Pam Olivastro Pam Olivastro
Resource Assistant (HR & Fiscal)
// (314) 442-3851
• HR concerns (medical, dental, FSA, life insurance, 403B)
• Donor insurance policies
• Contractor timesheets

NORC

Karen Berry Elbert Karen Berry Elbert
St. Louis NORC Manager

// (314) 442-3859
• St. Louis Naturally Occurring Retirement Community (NORC)

 

Roberta Gartenberg Roberta Gartenberg
Volunteer Coordinator for St. Louis NORC

// (314) 442-3808
• Volunteering for NORC
• NORC members in need of volunteers
• General NORC inquiries

 

Joan Hirst Joan M. Hirst
St. Louis NORC Outreach & Support Specialist

// (314) 442-3834
• Senior adults needing support
• Information and referral services in the community

 

No Staff Photo Laura Press Millner
St. Louis NORC Activities Coordinator

// (314) 442-3255
• Programming & activity

 

No Staff Photo Dr. Peggy Neufeld
St. Louis NORC Research & Community Liasion

// (314) 580-2271

Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

Jean Cavender Jean Cavender
Director, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

// (314) 442-3715
• Holocaust Museum & Learning Center
• Fundraising, development, programs

 

Andrew Goldfeder Andrew Goldfeder
Manager of Programs & Logistics, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

// (314) 442-3711
• Guided tours of the Holocaust Museum
• Scheduling a Holocaust survivor speaker
• Holocaust Museum social media

 

Dan Reich Dan Reich
Curator & Director of Education, Holocaust Museum & Learning Center

// (314) 442-3714
• Museum programs & temporary exhibits
• Film series
• Art & Writing contest
• Yom HaShoah commemoration
• Teacher workshops
• Volunteer opportunities

Brodsky Library

Barbara Raznick Barbara Raznick
Director, Brodsky Library

// (314) 442-3721
• Storytelling
• Library events
• General library inquiries

 

No Staff Photo Michael Brownstein
Assistant, Brodsky Library

// (314) 442-3720
• General library information

 

Diane Everman Diane Everman
Archivist, St. Louis Jewish Community Archives

// (314) 442-3722
• Genealogical information, St. Louis Jewish Community history and institutions

 

Lorraine Landy Lorraine Landy
Assistant Librarian, Brodsky Library

Assistant Librarian
// (314) 442-3720
• Library information and materials
• BrodskyLibrary.org

 

Miriam Roth Miriam Roth
Assistant, Brodsky Library

// (314) 442-3720
• Library Assistant