Staff & Board

Jewish Film Institute Staff

Executive Director
Lexi Leban

Program Director
Jay Rosenblatt

Development Director
Kim Bistrong

Director of Operations
Natasha Hoover

Programmer
Joshua Moore

Marketing & Communications Manager
Nate Gellman

Development Manager
Chelsea Burton

Digital Media Manager
Rob Thomas

Administrative Coordinator
Adam Cuttler

Festival Staff

Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Anna Leal

Web Coordinator and Operations Assistant
Joyce Gomez

PR & Publications Manager
Scott Valentine

Operations & Production Manager
Jordan Menashe

Technical Director
Hal Rowland

Film Traffic Manager
Chris Powell

Venue Manager
Jessica Jazayeri

Volunteer Manager
Kim Lowe

Assistant Volunteer Manager
Christa Lukenbach

Guest Relations Manager
Aglaia Gelpke

Guest Relations Assistant Manager
Vera Bianchini

Marketing Interns
Alexander Ruby
Shaun Lien

Drivers
Brian Freeman
David Gemigniani
David Gutierrez
Texas Starr

Ticketing provided by Box Cubed
Mitchell Vaughn
Ben Armington
Vanessa Gentry

Festival Publicists
Karen Larsen
Vince Johnson

Copy Editor
Miguel Pendás

Print Broker
Donna Steger

Creative Director and Design
Caroline Van Remortel

Special Events Partner
Leftwich Events Specialists, Inc.

2017 SFJFF Trailer
Aryan Aminzadeh
Brad Kayal

Festival Screeners
Margot Breier
Bonnie Burt
Audrey Daniel
Barbara Davis
Gail Evenari
Myra Feiger
Valerie Lapin Ganley
Ruth Gummit
Karen Holmes
Marcia Jarmel
Nancy Kates
Vivian Kleiman
Jan Krawitz
Gabriele Lange
Moshe Levin
David Liu
Shevi Loewinger
Judith Montell
Ken Paul Rosenthal
Kris Samuelson
Emmy Scharlatt
Ken Schneider
Harvey Schwartz
Susan Stern
Mark Valentine
David Volansky
Diane Wolf 

Board of Directors

CHAIR
Janet Schneider

VICE CHAIR
Diana Grand

SECRETARY
Adrienne Leder-Schriner

TREASURER
Sandee Blechman

EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE
Lexi Leban
Liki Abrams

MEMBERS
Andy Abrahams-Wilson
Liki Abrams
Sandee Blechman
Shosh (Susan) Blachman
Wendy Bear
Steven Fayne
Anne Germanacos
Joe Goldman
Diana Grand
Adrienne Leder-Schriner
Susan Mall
David Meckler
Jenni Olson
Jennifer H. Rosenthal
Toby Rubin
Lloyd Sacks
Sam Salkin
Janet Schneider
Fern Tiger
Gilles Pirio