BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Board Members for Fiscal Year 2023-2024
Jill Jaclin, President
Scott Sussman, First Vice President
Scott is driven by creating unique, personal and impactful experiences that bring out the best in everyone; by being “of service” he wants to make sure that each person feels comfortable and respected. He is a hospitality operations leader with 10 years’ experience in leading business development, optimizing financial results, and building teams.
When Scott is not working, he is passionate about giving back to the community that has given so much to him. He is currently Chair of the Marketing and PR Committee. Scott is also a founding member of the NextGen Giving Circle that has donated over $75,000 over the past three years to local charities.
Ted Deutsch, Vice President
Ted Deutsch is CEO and Manager Partner of Taft Communications, a Lawrenceville-firm that has provides PR, branding and leadership communications support to companies, nonprofits and education institutions. He has 25 years of experience in corporate communications and public affairs, working at Taft with clients like Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, AstraZeneca and ReThink Energy NJ. Before Taft, he was vice president of communications & public affairs for both Sandoz Inc. and Avis Budget Group. Ted has been responsible for media relations, product launches, crisis management and internal communications campaigns. He and his wife Jess (a social worker by training who works at Princeton University) are members of The Jewish Center and have two children, Alex and Maddie.
Andrea Genek, Vice President
For the past 4 years, Andrea Genek has been the kindergarten teacher at Abrams Hebrew Academy. She volunteers at Beth El Synagogue as the Chair of Social Action and is a member of the Education and programming committees. Andrea also serves as a board member for Hadassah.
Max Orland, Vice President
Max Orland is the Funeral Director with Orland’s Ewing Memorial Chapel.
Neal Masia, Treasurer
Neal is CEO of Health Capital Group and Adjunct Professor of Economics at Columbia where he teaches about health economics. He was formerly Pfizer’s Chief Economist. He lives in Lawrenceville with his amazing wife Carli and their teenagers Hayden and Ben.
Alison Greenberg, Secretary
Members at Large
Jordan Berman is the Founder/CEO of OFC (ofc.tv), a creative agency and video production studio. He previously held senior marketing roles at MTV, Showtime and AT&T. Jordan graduated from Cornell University and earned his MBA from NYU. He lives in Pennington, NJ with his wife (Elizabeth), 2 sons (Dean/16, Nate/14), dog (Kayla), and a rotation of goldfish thathave a penchant for premature expiration!
Dr. Nancy Gartenberg, a lifelong public educator, was recently appointed by New Jersey’s Governor Phil Murphy and Commissioner of Education Dr. Angelica Allen-McMillan to serve as Executive County Superintendent in Morris County overseeing 41 school districts. She holds a doctorate in education with distinction from Rider University, serves as a Board Trustee for the County College of Morris and Morris County School of Technology, and is a court recognized educational expert witness. Dr. Gartenberg earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Georgian Court University in Lakewood, New Jersey. Dr. Gartenberg is a member of and former Board member of Congregation Beth Chaim, serving on multiple committees.
Dr. Gartenberg served as the superintendent of schools in Montgomery Township, Somerset County for eight years and in South Hunterdon Regional Schools, in Lambertville, for five years. She started her educational career as a middle school and coach teacher in Hamilton Township, then spent 10 years as a principal in Flemington-Raritan Regional School District. Nancy lives in Princeton Junction, New Jersey, with her husband, Steven and two children, Samuel and Emma.
Micah Kahn Feiring
Micah Feiring is a Principal at Princevest, a real estate investment firm specializing in retail, office and multifamily development. Prior to his engagement with Princevest, Micah worked as a portfolio manager for Heidenberg Properties where he was responsible for developing, leasing, and adding value to 4,000,000 square feet of retail property throughout the northeast.
Before entering the real estate industry, Micah worked as a data analyst and was one of the first fifteen employees at PrivCo, a tech company focused on sourcing data from private companies to partners such as Microsoft, Deloitte, American Express and other Fortune 500s. Micah also acted as an executive producer for RFD TV, a national network broadcasting to 50+ million homes.
Dara currently works as an IEP Administrator at The Newgrange School with her professional background primarily in the education field. Dara is an active Board member serving on the Public Relations & Marketing Committee helping develop creative ideas to spread the word about JFCS in the community.
She resides in Newtown, PA with her family.
Emily is a Special Education Instructional Assistant at Community Middle School in West Windsor, NJ.
She has served on the Board for several years, lending her experience and insights to the Program Committee, Resource Development and Special Events. She is serving as one of the Co-Chairs of the inaugural JFCS Wheels for Meals bike ride fundraiser in October 2021.
Joanne Lasky is an event management and communications professional who has planned and managed countless corporate and community events since the late ’90s, leading her to create Couture Design + Events — a boutique company specializing in personalized, custom-created branding for events and businesses.
Over the past 20 years, Joanne has been involved with many local organizations. She has served as president and on executive boards of PTA/PTSAs in four schools and on committees in the West Windsor-Plainsboro Regional School District. Joanne has also co-chaired or served on committees for fundraisers for The Ronald McDonald House of Central and Northern New Jersey, West Windsor Volunteer Fire Company, Robbinsville Education Foundation, and others; as well as worked with JCC Abrams Camps and Lawrenceville Main Street. Joanne is also a volunteer in the JFCS food pantry.
Joanne and her husband Eric have three sons who were / are participants in JCYF and Gesher LeKesher.
Joe and his wife Risa are the proud parents of three children, Lara, Cayla and Daniel. Joe has been actively involved with JFCS for many years and particularly enjoys chaperoning his children’s JCYF trips to New York City. Joe also serves on the United Way, Strike Out Hunger Committee and supported the Mercer Street Friends efforts to combat hunger during the COVID-19 pandemic. Joe is a member of Beth El Synagogue, where he previously served on the Board of Directors. Joe has been an active member of the Rutgers University alumni community for two decades. He served on the board of directors and was Chair of the The Rutgers University Alumni Association (RUAA); he served on the Board and was President of the Rutgers Touchdown Club; and is the Chair of the Development Board for the Rutgers Center for the Study of Genocide and Human Rights. For his efforts, in 2009, he was honored by the RUAA with the Block R Award, and he was named a Rutgers Alumni Association Loyal Son of Rutgers in 2013. Lemkin is a shareholder at Stark & Stark and a member of its Bankruptcy and Creditors’ Rights Group.
Rachel is an attorney with Troutman Pepper. She concentrates her practice on real estate matters with an emphasis on commercial and retail leasing and the acquisition and disposition of commercial and residential properties.
Rachel is also involved with Kehilat Shalom and active with the PTA of her childrens’ schools.
Lynn Zabner Polin
Lynn Zabner lives in Plainsboro with her husband Stephen and their daughter Jessica a rising junior at Smith College. Lynn and Stephen moved to Plainsboro in 1999 from Westchester Country New York to be closer to Stephen’s family. Lynn has been working in the financial services industry for over 30 years and is currently a Vice President at Envestnet which provides wealth management technology and products to financial advisors and institutions.
Jimmy Schwartz presently works in the private finance industry providing factoring and working capital lines of credit to small and middle market companies. In his role, he is actively involved in sourcing, underwriting and managing a team of account executives. Prior to working in the private space, he worked for over 15 years at HSBC in addition to other financial institutions in various roles and departments.
Jimmy is an avid tennis and pickleball player and has recently taken up golf where he is working on bringing his handicap down to a more respectable number. He recently moved from Princeton with his wife Lorie to Lawrenceville and is looking forward to being involved in such a great organization.
Gabe has lived in Robbinsville since 2013 with his wife Robin (JCC Abrams Camps ‘lifer’ since 1981 and current JCC Abrams Camps Unit Director for PreK & 1st grade), son Joel – rising 11th grader (also a camper since PreK and now a counselor), Jacob – rising 8th grader (camper since PreK and now in teen travel), and Ruthie – rising 7th grader (camper since PreK, also now in teen travel). The Smolarz family have been members of Congregation Beth Chaim for a very long time, and support the local Jewish community, including Chabad of Robbinsville-Hamilton and The Jewish Federation of Princeton Mercer-Bucks.
Gabe is Senior Medical Director in Medical Affairs at Novo Nordisk in Plainsboro, owner/physician of Concierge Endocrinology in Robbinsville, and Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Department of Endocrinology at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. He has volunteered on the Board of Trustees at Beth Chaim, The Jewish Federation Nominating Committee, and is a forming member of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of The Jewish Federation. You might have seen him play bass in the Greenwood House Battle of Bands in April 2023, with his band, Full Code.
Sharon Siegel Voelzke
Sharon Siegel Voelzke is a global business leader and advisor with over 30+ years of experience in the specialty consulting arena. Sharon’s multi-functional management expertise is predicated on a rare combination of skills including profit optimization, resource optimization, risk management, business growth, alignment and transformation and executive/Board level reporting. Sharon has focused her career on developing business, managing complex client engagements, integrating small to large businesses, hiring and coaching senior professionals and developing business performance and communication strategies. Sharon has held various segment and practice leadership, as well as, executive leadership roles throughout her career. She has also led numerous training sessions and conferences on Diversity & Inclusion, with a focus on developing women in leadership and business.
The Honorable Barry Weisberg was appointed to Superior Court, Civil Division, Middlesex County in 2009 where he served until his retirement in 2020. He was then recalled to serve as judge in the Civil and Criminal Divisions of Superior Court in Middlesex County. Prior to his appointment to the Superior Courts, Weisberg served as a municipal prosecutor in both Plainsboro and Jamesburg, NJ for more than 30 years.
Barry and his wife Gayle are longtime members of Congregation Beth Chaim where he previously served as Board President.
Rich Wold was born in Queens, NY and grew up in Marlboro, NJ. He has lived in West Windsor for over 25 years with his wife, Patti, who serves on JCC Camp Board, and three children – Matthew (25), Abby (22) and Allison (20).
Rich is a CPA who worked in the early part of his career in public accounting. He has since been on the private side within the home furnishing industry, currently, working with Richloom Fabrics.
He is a Met, Jet, Knick fan and a long suffering Scarlet Knight fan. Rich enjoys playing golf – but very poorly. He also enjoys traveling and especially love hiking in national parks.