Current LeadershipJewish Women's Fund of Atlanta Executive Committee and Professional Team
Lisa Freedman, Chair
Mindy Binderman, Vice Chair
Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez, Secretary
Sylvia Gort, Treasurer and Finance Chair
Deborah Goodman, Grants Chair
Enid Draluck, Education Chair
Lanie Kirsch, Membership Chair
Linda Davis, Development Chair
Debbie Kurzweil, Governance Chair
Dina Fuchs-Beresin, Director of Strategic Programs, joined Jewish Women’s Fund of Atlanta after spending six years with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. After starting her career as a journalist with CNN and The Oprah Winfrey Show, Dina segued to the non-profit world, working as the Media Relations Manager for the Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. As a writer, her work has appeared in various publications, including The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Jewish Times, Atlanta magazine, Jezebel magazine, Southern Accents, Pink, and Catalyst. Dina was the founding co-chair of PJ Library in Atlanta and currently serves on the board of Jewish Women’s Connection of Atlanta. She and her husband Todd reside in Sandy Springs and have a teenager at The Weber School and a middle schooler at Davis Academy.
Judy C. Marx, Advancement & Engagement Manager, came to JWFA as a sought-after consultant focusing on community-based organizations and interfaith efforts. Judy has worked with agencies to raise their profiles by initiating programs, planning events, and bringing in new leaders and funders.Prior to her consulting practice, Judy spent 12½ years with American Jewish Committee where she served as the Atlanta Director, and where she was the Founding Director of the award-winning Atlanta Jewish Film Festival. She has remained an active volunteer with the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, as a committee co-chair, speaker and film evaluator. She is a member of the 2001 Class of Leadership Atlanta, and a 2002 American Marshall Memorial Fellow. In 2011, Judy was recognized by the Trumpet Awards, receiving the “High Heels Award,” in 2012 she was inducted into the Martin Luther King, Jr. International Chapel Board of Ministers and Laity at Morehouse College and in 2018 was presented with the Michael Kinstler Rainmaker Award by SOJOURN at its annual gala.
Rabba Melissa Scholten-Gutierrez, Grants Consultant