Executive Committee

Linda Lucas | Provost at the University of Alabama BirminghamPresident
Chris Berdy | Butler Snow LLP, PartnerPresident-Elect
Frank Siegal | CFP, First Vice President, Financial Advisor, Senior Investment Management Consultant at Morgan Stanley Wealth ManagementTreasurer
Lynn Raviv | Executive CoachVice President of Development
Rene Day | Tech Education and Workforce Development Vice President of Education
Tandy GravesVice President of Community Programs and Engagement
Samuetta Nesbitt | Former Sr. VP of Public Relations at United Way of Central AlabamaVice President of Personnel
David Silverstein | President, The FiveStoneGroupImmediate Past President
Fran Godchaux | Senior Vice President of OBPPresidential Appointee
Mary Meadows Livingston | President and Founder of Abeona WealthPresidential Appointee

Board Members

Louise AbromsFounder of Louise Abroms Designs and Keozo
Rusty AdamsShareholder, Wiggins, Childs, Pantazis, Fisher and Goldfarb
Karen AllenCommunity Volunteer, GILT Travel
Ginger BrookCreative Director, Southern Jewish Life Magazine
Danny CohnChief Executive Officer of the Birmingham Jewish Federation and Foundation
Rabbi Matt DreffinManager of Rabbinic Education, T’ruah: The Rabbinic Call of Human Rights
Michele FormanDirector of Media Studies at University of Alabama Birmingham
Cathy FriedmanCommunity Volunteer
Ronne Mitnick HessCommunity Volunteer
Felyicia JeraldManager-Communications, Mercedes-Benz U.S. International, Inc.
Denise Blum LewisCommunity Volunteer
Sarah MackintoshMarketing and Website Director at Medical Properties Trust
Emmy McGowinCommunity Volunteer
Catherine McLeanCommunity Volunteer
Paul NagrodzkiFormer Anaesthesiologist at Anesthesia Services Birmingham
Wray PearceCPA, Director of Preferred Precision Group, LLC
Jim RichardsonRSM US, LLP, Retired Partner
Brett ShafferHead of Community Relations, Regions Bank
Stephanie SteinmetzSteinmets Pediatric Dentristry
Teresa (T.K.) ThorneWriter and Community Activist
Jonathan WiesenProfessor and Chair, Department of History, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Advisory Council

Barbara G. BonfieldMSW, ACSW | Author of Hallowed Ground and Owner of Magic Sales
Laurie ElmetsAudiologist at University of Alabama Health Services Foundation
Mitzi LevinOwner, David Barry’s Tall and Big
Ronald LevittShareholder at Dentons Sirote PC, Corporate and Tax Lawyer, Conservation Easement and Tax Controversy
Esther LevyIndependent Artist, Buyer- Sisterhood Gift Shop at Temple Beth-El
Christa Carns LidikayDirector of Network Development at Tenet Healthcare
Joel RotenstreichCommunity Volunteer


Danny CohnCEO | Birmingham Jewish Federation

Past Presidents

Phyllis G. WeinsteinFounding President
David Silverstein | President, The FiveStoneGroupImmediate Past President
Karen AllenCommunity Volunteer, GILT Travel
Andy CampbellCommunity Volunteer
Deborah LaymanIndpendent Writing and Editing Professional