2017-18 KJA Board of Directors

(updated December 2016)

President:  Adam Brown
Vice President-Campaign: Jake Cone and Britt Sturm
Vice President-Administration: Adam Friedman
Vice President-Children & Youth:  Martha Iroff
Vice President-Education & Culture: Anne Greenbaum
Vice President-Jewish Community Services: Marilyn Wohl
Vice President-Public Relations: Judith Rosenberg
Secretary: Debbie Abrams-Cohen
Treasurer: Daniel Messing
Immediate Past President: Manny Herz
Executive Director: Deborah Oleshansky

Barbara Bernstein
Dr. Renee' Hyatt
Stephen Rosen
Dr. Ron Sebold

Allocations - Jill Weinstein
B'nai Tzedek - Vacant
Budget - Adam Brown
Camp - Vacant
Community Relations Committee - Arnold Cohen
Cultural Arts Chair - Vacant
Early Childhood - Kelsey Brooks
Institute for Jewish Studies - Vacant
Israel Partnership - Jenifer Ohriner
Jewish Family Services and Friendshippers - Nancy Becker and Janet Gurwitch
Jewish Student Center/Hillel - Dr. Greg Kaplan
Leadership Jewish Knoxville - Vacant
Long Range Planning - Bernie Bernstein
Membership - Vacant 
Missions - Vacant
Personnel - Melissa Feinbaum
Publications - Vacant

Automatic Board Members by virtue of community position
Rabbi Yossi Wilhelm, Chabad of Knoxville
Rabbi Alon Ferency, Heska Amuna Synagogue
Hal Manas, Chairman of the Board, Heska Amuna Synagogue
Howard Pollock, President,Temple Beth El
Sandy Parker and Judith Rosenberg, Board Co-Chairs, Knoxville Jewish Day School
Laura Floyd, President, Hadassah
Mary Beth Leibowitz, JFNA Board of Trustees
Carole Martin, President, Knoxville Jewish Community Family of Funds
Deborah Oleshansky, Executive Director, KJA, Inc. (ex officio)


Executive Director: Deborah Oleshansky

Jewish Family Services Director: Laura Berry, BSSW, Esq.

AJCC Preschool Director: Kristen Cannon

Financial Resource Manager: Ed Hunter

Program Manager: vacant

Administrative Assistant: ReNee' Pelicano

Jewish Student Center Director: Deborah Oleshansky

​B'nai Tzedek Director: Mary Ann Merrell

Archivist: Nicki Russler

Ha'Kol Community Newsletter Editor and Layout: Joyce York