As an organization on the forefront of social change for 120 years, one of the keys to NCJW’s success is strong and strategic leadership. NCJW is governed by a Board of Directors which sets the policy and direction of the organization, contributes to the achievement of programmatic goals, and fulfills a variety of fiduciary responsibilities. NCJW is a also leader among leaders, serving as an active member of several prestigious alliances and councils.

Learn more about NCJW’s accomplished Board of Directors and various affiliation relationships.

Beatrice Kahn  

Beatrice Kahn


Nancy K. Kaufman
Chief Executive Officer


NCJW Board of Directors


Beatrice Kahn

Vice Presidents
Lori Koffman
Sharon Lipton
Marilyn Colby Rivkin

Sue Tilis 

Assistant Treasurer 
Paula L. Garret

Cindy Amberger 

Board Directors
Cheryl Berenson
Lisa Crawford
Lauren Riese Garfunkel
Dana S. Gershon
Nina Goldman
Lynne Jacobs
Julie Matlof Kennedy
Robin Leeds
Claire Lipschultz
Michal Regunberg
Stephanie Rodgers
Rosean K. Schmidt
Susan Spiers
Amy Straus

Immediate Past President
Debbie Hoffmann

Honorary President
Linda Slucker

Honorary Vice Presidents
Joni Cohan
Carole Levine
Janet Solitt 

Honorary Director
Susan C. Levine 


NCJW–United Nations Representatives 

Marge Weiser, Greater Minnesota Section

NCJW–USA/ICJW Representative 

Donna Gutman, Chicago North-Shore, IL
Vice President, USA & NCJW-USA Representative to ICJW