Staff & Board

Jewish Film Institute Staff

Executive Director
Lexi Leban

Program Director
Jay Rosenblatt

Marketing & Communications Manager
Nate Gellman

Director of Operations
Natasha Hoover

Programmer
Joshua Moore

Development Manager
Anna Leal

Administrative Coordinator
Joyce Gomez

Board of Directors

CO-CHAIRS
Diana Grand
Sandee Blechman

SECRETARY
Adrienne Leder-Schriner

TREASURER
Wendy Bear

MEMBERS
Andy Abrahams-Wilson
Liki Abrams
Steven Fayne
Joe Goldman
Dan Granoff
Susan Mall
David Meckler
Jenni Olson
Gilles Pirio
Jennifer H. Rosenthal
Toby Rubin
Lloyd Sacks
Sam Salkin
Janet Schneider

Festival Staff

Marketing
Sarah Hartman, Marketing & Outreach Coordinator
Donna Steger, Print Broker
Miguel Pendás, Copy Editor
Ilana Slavit, Intern

Publications & Digital Media
Rob Thomas, PR & Publications Manager
Sam Barasch, Intern

Gues Relations
Ian Stewart, Guest Relations Manager
Brian Freeman, Driver
David Gemingiani, Driver
David Gutierrez, Driver
Texas Starr, Driver

Operations
Michelle Plascencia, Volunteer Manager
Christa Luckenbach, Assistant Volunteer Manager / Venue Manager
Chris Powell, Film Traffic Manager
Kurtis Lee Hermes, Assistant Film Traffic Manager
Jessica Jazayeri, Venue Manager
Eugene Caputi, Venue Manager
Adam Cuttler, Venue Manager
Hilda Schmelling, Venue Manager
Samad Rezakhany, Intern
Rachel Deaton, Intern
Juan Topete, Intern

Box Office provided by Box Cubed
Mitchell Vaughn
Ben Armington
Vanessa Gentry

Publicity
Larsen Associates, Publicists
Karen Larsen
Vince Johnson
Sarah Flores

Special Events
Leftwich Events Specialists, Inc

Festival Trailer
Where the Buffalo Roam

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