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 October 16, 2020. The Board President, Officers, and Board of Directors listed are voting members.


Matthew Nelson


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


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
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


Randy Schwab

Randy Schwab

Chief Executive Officer
Tina Scozzaro

Tina Scozzaro

Office Manager


Anthony Binley

Anthony Binley

Keyla Wilson

Keyla Wilson

Accounting Clerk


Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Cari B. Uslan, CFRE

Executive Vice President
Janet Gilmore

Janet Gilmore

Director of Development
Doris Horning

Doris Horning

Director of Grants Management
Courtney Tambornino

Courtney Tambornino

Associate Director of Development
Tricia Harris

Tricia Harris

Development Officer


Megan Koehler, LCSW

Megan Koehler, LCSW

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

Lynn M. Greenwald, MA, MFT

Match Support Specialist
Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Sarah Gronlund-Jacob

Mentoring Specialist
Shelby Ilan

Shelby Ilan

Enrollment and Matching Specialist/Data Coordinator
Yesenia Ontiveros

Yesenia Ontiveros

Mentoring Specialist


Amanda Rykoff

Amanda Rykoff

Communications and Outreach Manager
Kendra Singer

Kendra Singer

Teen Talk Program Manager
Leeron Tzalka

Leeron Tzalka

Manager, Teen Talk and Outreach


Carina Garcia

Carina Garcia

Director of Scholarship and Alumni Programs
Niña Abonal

Niña Abonal

College Guidance Program Manager


Rose Levenson

Rose Levenson

Interim 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

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.

Position Title: Development Assistant


Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Los Angeles (JBBBSLA) is currently seeking a talented individual for the position of Development Assistant, who will play a key role in helping the agency reach its fundraising goals. The Development Assistant engages directly with donors, volunteers, and board members. This job requires exceptional organizational skills to manage multiple responsibilities, strong verbal communication skills, and acute attention to detail.


· Manage the Raiser’s Edge NXT database including gift processing and batching, acknowledgment letters, invoices, etc.

· Coordinate communications with donors for project-specific mailings, by creating mailing lists, interfacing with printer and mail house, and ensuring proper completion and delivery of mailings.

· Answer phones for agency main line and donation calls.

· Create online donation forms.

· Process online donations.

· Create email communications using Constant Contact or equivalent.

· Regular updates and clean-up projects related to the database.

· Assist in the production and solicitations associated with all major fundraising events – gala, golf tournament, and brunch.

· Work together with other members of the Development Team to brainstorm new ideas, research new prospects, and support all fundraising activities of the agency.

· Performs other duties as assigned.


· Bachelor’s degree or equivalent

· Minimum of 2-3 years of experience working as an assistant or other support role.

· Strong attention to detail and follow-through

· Advanced skills in Microsoft Word and Excel required.

· Experience with Raiser’s Edge or another CRM database required.

· Well-developed organizational and time management skills.

· Positive attitude for customer service and interaction with donors, board members, and volunteers.

· Able to work independently and as part of a team.

· Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

· Event planning experience a plus.

· Ability to manage multiple responsibilities successfully.

· Personal commitment to the mission and values of the organization. Passionate about helping children in Los Angeles.

· Willingness to perform other duties as assigned.

To apply, please submit resume and cover letter to Tina Scozzaro: tscozzaro@jbbbsla.org

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 Candice Olmos at (323) 456-1148 or colmos@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


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