LEADERSHIP & STAFF

Together, our professional staff and lay leaders identify community needs and develop strategies and raise funds to meet those needs here in the Valley, in Israel and around the world.

Federation Board of Directors

  • Mark Feldman and David Weiner, Board Co-Chairs
  • Morrie Aaron, Treasurer
  • Barry Markson, Governance Chair & Secretary
  • Jonathan Hoffer, Vice Chair
  • Julee Landau Shahon, Vice Chair
  • Don Schon, MD, Vice Chair
  • Mike Arko
  • Howard Cabot
  • Ben Ellis
  • George Goffman
  • Danielle Breslow Gross
  • Eliot Kaplan
  • Jakob Khazanovich
  • Sally Oscherwitz
  • Cyndi Rosenthal
  • Lily Behboodi Schoen
  • Esther Schon
  • Jami Schulman
  • Steven Schwarz
  • Bob Silver
  • DeeDee Vecchione
  • Alan Zeichick
  • Beth Jo Zeitzer

Federation Leadership

  • Julee Landau Shahon, Campaign Chair
  • DeeDee Vecchione, Campaign Vice Chair
  • Don Schon, MD, Major Gifts Chair
  • Ed Ober, Major Gifts Vice Chair
  • Esther Schon, Women’s Philanthropy Chair
  • Gail Ober, Women’s Philanthropy Campaign Chair
  • Lily Behboodi Schoen, NowGen Co-Chair
  • Leah Bold Mondlick, NowGen Co-Chair
  • Rachel Hoffer, NowGen Advisor
  • Marty Haberer, Chief Executive Officer
  • Howard Sckolnik, Chief Financial Officer

Board Chairs

Mark FeldmanMark Feldman
Mark Feldman serves as chief executive officer and is a managing partner for MRA Associates. Recognized multiple years as a Barron’s top independent financial advisor and Phoenix Five Star Wealth Manager, Feldman possesses extensive credentials in the wealth management industry with more than 30 years of experience.

Feldman is driven by a passion to serve the community. He was appointed as the chair for the Arizona Commission on the Arts by former Arizona Governor Jan Brewer and was recently reappointed for a third term by Governor Doug Ducey. Feldman currently serves on the board of directors for Arizona Community Foundation (Chair of Investment Committee) and the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix (Co-Chair), the board of trustees for the Phoenix Art Museum (Treasurer), Valley Beit Midrash (Chairman), Temple Chai (Vice President) and is a member of Greater Phoenix Leadership.

His past community service includes board chair for Free Arts of Arizona, board and executive committee member for the Arizona Science Center, chairman of Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central & Southern Arizona, and trustee of the Desert Botanical Garden.

Feldman lives in Scottsdale with his wife of six years, Diana. Together, they have four children. He is a sports fan, patron of the arts and enjoys outdoor activities, exercise, cooking and giving back to the community.

“I have decided to volunteer for the Federation to learn how our community most wants to take care of its own. As a board co-chair, I hope to use my business experience to continue maximizing the efficiency and effectiveness of our operations so that we can impact more lives.”

David WeinerDavid Weiner
David Weiner is a first-generation American on his father’s side. Much of Weiner’s involvement in Jewish communal work over the past 30 years is motivated by this status.

Weiner has participated in the Wexner Heritage Program. He has served on the National Council of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and chaired the AIPAC Phoenix Chapter where he hosted three congressional trips to Israel.

Weiner has devoted much of his time to the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix where he served as past chair of the Israel Overseas Council and received the Young Leadership Award for his commitment to the Federation and the community. In addition, Weiner has served on Arizona Governor Jane Hull’s Task Force on Diversity and as board chair of the Jewish Community Foundation. In 2015, he was asked to be an assembly member of the Jewish Agency for Israel Board of Governors.

Following his graduation from The American University with a BA in Political Science, Weiner joined his father in the family business. He is now president of Weiner Insurance, specializing in employee and executive benefit programs and with offices in Chicago and Scottsdale.

Weiner fills his free time on the golf course and collecting vintage cars.

“I enjoy sharing our story, how there is no other organization in the world that touches more Jewish lives than the Federation. Whether it is the elderly, students on campus, or Jewish communities in Israel and around the world.”