(Sarasota-Manatee) Michael Ritter, president of The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee’s board of directors, recently announced the organization’s 2019 board of directors. New members include Lauren Fineman, Mary Gratehouse, Bob Israeloff, David Millstone and Mel Taub. Board promotions include former treasurer, Randon Carvel, who will now serve as president-elect; former vice present, Roz Goldberg, who will now serve as treasurer; and Merrill Wynne, who moves from director to vice president. Cycling off the board are Fran Braverman and Irene Ross.
“It’s always exciting to welcome new faces to the table who offer fresh perspectives,” says Michael Ritter. “They join a team of dedicated people who are united in their commitment to serve the needs and mission of the Federation and we look forward to a vibrant future. We’re also grateful to those individuals cycling off the board who have shared their talents, passion for hands-on projects, and longstanding commitment to community involvement over the past years.”
The Federation’s slate of officers includes: Michael Ritter, president; Randon Carvel, president-elect; Patti Wertheimer, immediate past-president; Ian Black, vice president; Stacy Hanan, vice president; Anne Spindel, vice president; Merrill Wynne, vice president; Roz Goldberg, treasurer; and Debbie Haspel, secretary/governance officer. Other members include Sepi Ackerman, Len Drexler, Marsha Eisenberg, Al Ernst, Lauren Fineman, Mary Gratehouse, Julie Green, Bob Israeloff, Simone Knego, Linda Lipson, David Millstone, Michelle Mitchell, Iris Nahemow, Nancy Roucher, Alan Silverglat, Bunny Skirboll, Adrea Sukin, Mel Taub, and Peter Wells. Lifetime board members are: Barbara Ackerman, Alan Ades, Tom Bernstein, David Chaifetz, Lewis Hanan, and Lois Stulberg.
About The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee
The Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee is a not-for-profit organization whose mission is to save Jewish lives and enhance Jewish life in the Sarasota-Manatee region, in Israel, and throughout the world. In addition, the Federation is responsive when worldwide catastrophes occur. For more information, call 941-371-4546 or visit www.jfedsrq.org.