About

Our Mission

The mission of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles is to assist youth in achieving their full potential through innovative, impactful programs.

Like most non-profit organizations, our Board of Directors plays a critical role in defining vision and acting as the governing body for policy. Additionally, and most importantly, our Board is the pivotal driver behind our fundraising efforts. We are always seeking strategic thinkers to join our Board and continue expanding the impact we have on the Jewish and LA communities. The sense of fulfillment and accomplishment that comes from being a Board member can be seen on the faces of Board members as they beam with pride at our Scholarship event, knowing their individual efforts are paying off in helping serve 1500 children each year.

Our Current Board of Directors as of June 4, 2021. The Board President, Officers, and Board of Directors listed are voting members.

BOARD PRESIDENT

Matthew Nelson

OFFICERS

Shoshana Himmel, VP
Jonathan C. Lurie, VP¹
Sandy Sigal, VP¹
Aaron Cohen, Treasurer
Lauren Kurzweil, Secretary

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Michael Abrams
Robert C. Aronoff
Joey Behrstock
Lloyd “Eric” Cotsen
Jonathan David
Alyson Mischel Ein
Richard Feldstein
David A. Fenton
Eric Fingleson
Manny Flekman

Glenn S. Goodstein
Scott R. Isdaner *¹
Leslie Kavanaugh
Alex Kozakov
Mark Kuperstock *
Randy Levine
Aaron Levy
Steve Miller
Marc Mostman
Arnold S. Nelson¹

Heidi Praw
Brad Rosenberg *¹
Dan Rosenson *¹
Stephen M. Saltzman *¹
Thomas R. Schiff
Michael H. Sendowski¹
John Shane ¹
Lee I. Silver *¹
David Smith
Aron Solomon

Gary N. Stern
Karl M. Sussman *¹
David L. Swartz *¹
Scott Tiano
Robert A. Waldorf *¹
Lewis M. Wallensky
Marshall J. Wax ¹
Brian Weiner
Gary Weinhouse

* Past Board President
¹JBBBSLA & FCBW Board Member

EXECUTIVE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Chief Executive Officer
Tina Scozzaro

Tina Scozzaro

Office Manager

FINANCE

Anthony Binley

Anthony Binley

Controller
Keyla Wilson

Keyla Wilson

Accounting Clerk
Meredith Hazan

Meredith Hazan

Admin/Accounting Clerk

DEVELOPMENT

Janet Gilmore

Janet Gilmore

Director of Development
Doris Horning

Doris Horning

Director of Grants Management
Courtney Tambornino, PMP

Courtney Tambornino, PMP

Associate Director of Development
Tricia Harris

Tricia Harris

Development Officer
Aly Graiwer

Aly Graiwer

Development Assistant

PROGRAMS

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Megan Koehler, LCSW

Vice President of Mentoring Services
Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Match Support Coordinator
Marissa Ring

Marissa Ring

Program Manager
Leslee Komaiko

Leslee Komaiko

Mentoring Specialist
Ilana Blumsohn

Ilana Blumsohn

Mentoring Specialist

OUTREACH

Kendra Singer

Kendra Singer

Teen Talk Program Director
Leeron Tzalka

Leeron Tzalka

Teen Talk Community Relations Manager
Amanda Rykoff

Amanda Rykoff

Communications and Outreach Manager

COLLEGE SUPPORT AND ALUMNI

Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of Scholarship and Alumni Programs
Niña Abonal, MA

Niña Abonal, MA

College Support Program Manager
Melody Wachtel

Melody Wachtel

Program Assistant

CAMP BOB WALDORF

Simon Hansen

Simon Hansen

Camp Director
Rose Levenson

Rose Levenson

Associate Camp Director
Javier Cervantes

Javier Cervantes

Camp Program Director
Christopher Bennett

Christopher Bennett

Hospitality Manager
Alba Arzu

Alba Arzu

Community Engagement Manager
Lynn Duston

Lynn Duston

Facilities Manager
Brian Sapp

Brian Sapp

Facilities Assistant
Chelsea Gonzalez

Chelsea Gonzalez

Camp Registration & Outreach Associate

JBBBSLA Inclusion Statement
Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles embraces the richness and diversity of the Jewish and secular communities. Our leadership, staff and volunteers are committed to creating an environment where all voices are heard and respected, irrespective of gender, socio-economic status, level of Jewish observance, race, religion, ethnicity, gender identification and/or sexual orientation.

We have no openings at this time.

Financial Reports

Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles takes great pride in its financial stewardship as a 501(c)(3) public charity. Tax ID #95-1691009.

Click below to view our recent financial reports:

The Foundation For Camp Bob Waldorf

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf was established in 1962 to provide ongoing operational funding for Camp Bob Waldorf. Thanks in part to The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, more than 60,000 underserved children have attended our camp and its existence ensures that the camp will remain open for many generations to come.

The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf is a California 501(c)(3) organization (Tax ID 95-6127224) that operates as a restricted endowment fund. The Board approves monthly allocations to cover camp operating expenses, and also raises money to fund camp programs.

For more information on The Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf, please contact Aly Graiwer at (323) 456-1151 or agraiwer@jbbbsla.org.

“Camp Bob Waldorf changed my life when I was 8 and 9 years old and had no idea what direction my life would take. The Foundation ensures that the camp is here for kids like me forever!”

Sandy Sigal, VP of the Foundation for Camp Bob Waldorf and former camper

Publications

JBBBSLA is proud to share information about our programs and our people through an annual impact statement and a biannual “Snapshot.”