Category Archive for: Staff

Roy Waterman, Criminal Justice Project Manager

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  • Posted on January 8, 2018

Roy Waterman is the Project Manager for JCPA’s Criminal Justice Initiative, which is focused on educating and empowering the Jewish community relations field to advocate on criminal justice reform at the national and local level, fostering relationships and building alliances between Jews and communities of color, policy work to improve law enforcement practices, and developing…



Tammy Gilden, Senior Policy Associate

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  • Posted on January 6, 2018

As Senior Policy Associate, Tammy Gilden develops, implements, and manages JCPA’s domestic and international policy and policy-related programming. Her main areas of expertise are international human rights, immigration and refugees, criminal justice, national security, nutrition, and climate and energy policy. Before moving to New York, Tammy served as a staffer in U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein’s…



Elisa Dell’Amico, Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Graphic Designer

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  • Posted on January 5, 2018

Elisa Dell’Amico is Assistant Director of Administration and Senior Graphic Designer. She works with the Administrative team to insure that office runs smoothly, as well as designing and creating the marketing/promotional materials for the JCPA. She has a background in human resources administration and management, and freelance graphic design. She holds a Bachelor of Arts…



Simcha Shapiro, Chief Financial Officer

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  • Posted on January 4, 2018

Simcha Shapiro has been the Comptroller for the Jewish Council for Public since March 2006. Simcha oversees JCPAs finances including budgeting, financial reporting accounts payable, accounts receivable, audit and tax filings. He also plays a major role in fundraising. Prior to joining the JCPA, Simcha worked for JACO Electronics, Inc. for close to 12 years…



Haya Luftig, Vice President

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  • Posted on January 3, 2018

Haya Luftig has been with the JCPA since July 1998.  Haya works with our Emerging Leaders, Board, oversees the Administrative side of the organization, and works in partnership with the Programming team to make help make certain all our areas run smoothly. Haya holds a Bachelor of Arts in both Technical Theater and Anthropology. She…



Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President

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  • Posted on January 2, 2018

Melanie Roth Gorelick, Senior Vice President of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs (JCPA),  joined the organization in May 2016. Melanie’s portfolio includes overseeing the JCPA programming and conferences, domestic and international policy, communications, leadership, and grassroots organizing work of the JCPA and DC engagement and outreach. She also organizes the JCPA Leadership Mission to…



David Bernstein, President and CEO

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  • Posted on January 1, 2018

David Bernstein is the President and CEO of JCPA. Prior to his appointment, David served as a consultant dedicated to assisting organizations and communities in strengthening their Israel education, engagement and advocacy work. He is also founder of CultureSolutions LLC, which works with non-profits on strategic planning and culture change efforts. He served as Executive…