Leadership

Randy Colman, MS, MBA

Randy Colman, MS, MBA

President & CEO


Randy Colman brings more than 25 years of non-profit leadership including serving as Executive Director and CEO for the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center in Boca Raton for the past decade. He has previously held various leadership positions including Director of the Sports Medicine Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center and Founding Director of The Union for Reform Judaism’s 6 Points Sports Academy in Greensboro, NC. Colman earned his Bachelor of General Studies from the University of Michigan, his Master of Exercise Physiology from the University of Florida, and his Master of Business Administration from Nova Southeastern University.

Sandra Ala, LMHC

Sandra Ala, LMHC

Chief Operating Officer


Sandra Ala is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Florida Qualified Supervisor. Sandra graduated with her master’s degree in Psychology as a Mental Health Counselor in 1999 for Carlos Albizu University. Sandra began her career with Jewish Family Services of Miami and continued to grow within the agency during her 23 years. Sandra leadership experience entails supervising and mentoring program managers, program implementation and budget management. Throughout her career she has provided direct services such as case management and therapy to clients. Sandra has a great understanding of the importance of cultural sensitivity and working with culturally diverse populations. Additionally, Sandra’s knowledge and practice of person-centered services with trauma informed practice (PCTI) is a focal point of the care and philosophy of her therapeutic approach. Under Sandra’s leadership, mental health professionals have been trained to work with clients who experienced immigration related trauma, as well as survivors of sexual violence, domestic abuse, and cultural/generational trauma. 
Barbara Welte-Di Pietro

Barbara Welte-Di Pietro

Chief Financial Officer


Barbara Welte-Di Pietro has over 13 years of non-profit accounting experience, most recently as the Director of Finance at the Adolph & Rose Levis Jewish Community Center. She also brings 20 years of for-profit experience, including owning a retail business. Barbara graduated with her Bachelor degree from Lynchburg University and continued her education in business at Walden University where she obtained her Master of Business Administration and Accounting. She continues her certifications, recently obtaining her Certified Nonprofit Accounting Professional (CNAP) designation, and stays current in her field through education. Barbara spearheaded the Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) initiative which raises awareness and fosters inclusivity. Although she is skilled in finance, her steadfast commitment is to the non-profit mission and making a difference in the community. she/her/hers

Morgan Weinblatt

Morgan Weinblatt

Senior Director of Development


Morgan Weinblatt has worked in both the Jewish and healthcare nonprofit sectors for the last ten years with vast experience in fundraising, marketing and events, non-profit management, program development, and implementation. Morgan, a proud New Yorker, began her career working for her alma mater’s Hillel at Hofstra University in Long Island, where she received a Master’s Degree in Creative Arts Therapy. Her education and training in psychology have aided in building effective relationships with constituents to reach fundraising goals and develop a strong team with proven results. Morgan has always enjoyed giving back and serving the Jewish and broader communities. In recent years, she learned she has the BRCA genetic mutation and has shared her story with the South Florida community through programming and events to bring awareness to the impact of genetic testing and preventative treatment.

Jonathan Feliz, MHRM, PHR

Jonathan Feliz, MHRM, PHR

Senior Director, Human Resources

Jonathan Feliz has over 16 years of Human Resources experience, seven of which were spent in various management positions at Hilton Hotels. Feliz serves as an important strategic partner and fundamental link between the agency’s leadership team and its employees. A native of the Dominican Republic, Feliz holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Pontificia Universidad Catolica Madre y Maestra in Dominican Republic and a Master of Science in Human Resources Management from Centro de Estudios Financieros CEF in Madrid, Spain. He is also certified by the HR Certification Institute. he/him/his 

Dr. Allison Golden

Dr. Allison Golden

Director of Behavioral Health

Allison Golden, Psy.D. is a Florida and New York Licensed Clinical Psychologist, as well as a Florida Qualified Supervisor, who received her Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University, and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Golden specializes in working with children and families, and clients of all ages, who have experienced trauma, stress, crisis and grief. She is Infant Mental Health Endorsed in the state of FL, and nationally rostered in Child-Parent Psychotherapy. She has experience training on mental health related topics nationwide, and consulting with organizational leadership on responding to crises, program development, and supporting staff well-being. she/her/hers

Eric Troy, LMHC

Eric Troy, LMHC

Director, Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program

Eric Troy is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor and a Qualified Supervisor with the State of Florida in the fields of Mental Health Counseling and Marriage and Family Therapy. He also received graduate training in Industrial-Organizational Psychology at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix, AZ and EMDR therapy at Trauma Recovery, EMDR/Humanitarian Assistance Programs in Hamden, CT.

Ross Adel

Ross Adel

Director, The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard

Ross Adel oversees the daily operations of The Dorit & Ben J. Genet Cupboard food pantry which serves over 600 homebound seniors, Holocaust survivors and those suffering from food insecurity within Broward County’s Jewish community. Adel brings over 25 years of food and beverage experience and holds a Bachelor of Science in Hospitality Management from Johnson & Wales University where he was a member of the Silver Key Honor Society and member of Kappa Sigma Fraternity.

Nadine Neree

Nadine Neree

Director, Financial Assistance

Nadine Neree began at Goodman JFS as a temporary Intake Coordinator and became a full-time Financial Assistance Care Manager. In December 2022, she was promoted to Financial Assistance Manager. Prior to joining Goodman JFS, she worked at Chrysalis Health as a Psychosocial Rehabilitation Counselor and then as an Outpatient Therapist. Neree received her Bachelor & Master degrees in Social Work from Florida Atlantic University.

Michael Kelly, M.Ed, CFRM

Michael Kelly, M.Ed, CFRM

Associate Director of Development

Michael grew up in suburban Atlanta where he graduated from Oglethorpe University with a bachelor’s degree, majoring in Business Administration and Behavioral Sciences. He moved to South Florida to work in the fight against HIV/AIDS with the Comprehensive AIDS Program of Palm Beach County where he led several fundraising events and managed the agency’s volunteer run HIV testing and counseling program.

After a twenty-year teaching career and earning a master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from American College of Education, he returned to nonprofit work in 2022, working in donor services at the Community Foundation of Broward where he earned his certification in fundraising management from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at Indiana University. Currently, Michael and his husband live in Plantation.

Dr. Thalia Rydz

Dr. Thalia Rydz

Manager, Domestic Abuse Program

Dr. Thalia Rydz has worked with survivors of domestic abuse since the beginning of her career in 2012. She received her Ph.D. in Marriage and Family Therapy from Nova Southeastern University and her Masters in Social Work from Barry University. She is a licensed clinical worker and hopes to utilize her education, training, and experience to break the cycle of abuse that is so prevalent in our community. she/her/hers

Samantha Salver, LCSW

Samantha Salver, LCSW

Manager, Joshua's Path Disability Services

Samantha Salver is the Manager of Joshua’s Path disability services. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has been working with the neurodivergent community for over 15 years. Having grown up with Dyslexia, Samantha recognizes the sensitivity and importance that accompanies her work. She too needed help in discovering a learning style that worked for her and where her strengths and challenges were, and once she did, she was able to reach her goals. Her passion now lies in others achieving their personal success goals. she/her/hers

Darrelle Buckley

Darrelle Buckley

Coordinator, RAK PAK Clothing Closet

Darrelle Buckley has been involved in the Jewish community for many years and is an avid participant with organizations such as Make-A-Wish Foundation, Relay for Life, Toys for Tots, Different Brains and Dance Marathon. Buckley was employed with Temple Beth Torah as a preschool teacher for twelve years and as an assistant director with St. Andrew Early Childhood Center. In 2019, she joined Goodman JFS as the RAK PAK manager. Buckley expanded the RAK PAK Clothing Closet to include men’s and boy’s clothing, undergarments, much-needed hygiene products, and diapers due to the lack of those basic essentials. She attended Nova Southeastern University for a Child Development Associate credential in Early Childhood Education. she/her/hers

Officers

Chair: Mike Masarek
Vice Chair-At-Large: Barbara Goldberg
Vice Chair, Board Engagement: Wendi Jackman
Vice Chair, Development:
Stephen Jackman*
Vice Chair, Governance: William J. Gross
Vice Chair, Personnel: Marcy Hoffman
Treasurer: Doug Jacobs*
Immediate Past Chair: Jodi Berman*
Secretary: Shea Ciriago

Board Members

Ryan Attenson
Karen (Chani) Dennis
Ruth Friedlander
Benjamin J. Genet
Amy Goldstein
Randi Grant
Pamela Gregg
Alexandra Kaplan
Lisa Kasten
Lili Lowell
Marilyn Moskowitz
Ronit Neuman
Dr. Sheldon Ross*
Alan Rutner
Eris Sandler
Brittany Schulman, Psy.D.
David Schulman
Jonathan Shapero
Amy Wildstein
Seth Wise*
Mindy Wolpert

*Past Presidents

Sharon Schwartz

Emeritus Board Members

Dr. Stanley and Pearl Goodman
Benjamin J. Genet

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