Bio for Michael Feinstein
Michael Feinstein has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington since January 2009. Prior to becoming the CEO, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Center for three years. Michael works with the Center’s board to develop strategic direction and leads the organization’s professional staff. He has over 25 years of experience as both a consultant to and leader of entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofit organizations. As an executive coach he has helped leaders manage change and create a new, more successful future for themselves and their organizations. He has owned and managed businesses in the manufacturing, service, and high-tech industries, and served in a variety of lay leadership roles in community and nonprofit organizations before becoming a Jewish communal professional. Michael has a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University. He received his B.A. in public policy from Duke University and his M.B.A. in public/nonprofit management and finance from Columbia University.
Bio for Ruth Carski
Ruth E. Carski, CPA, has been the Center’s Chief Financial Officer since 2008. Ruth has over 28 years of financial experience in the non-profit sector. She has an expertise in financial policy, budgeting, forecasting, regulation and legal compliance requirements for non-profits. In addition, she has professional knowledge of other functions such as risk management, record retention, technology, human resources and facilities management. Ruth earned her B.A. from the University of Maryland’s School of Business. In 1985, she began her career at the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington where she served as Accountant then Assistant Comptroller for 4 years. During her hiatus from the Center, Ruth served as CFO for The Foundation Fighting Blindness.
Bio for Treva Bustow
Treva Bustow joined the JCCGW team in March 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for the Center’s marketing and communications initiatives. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from Denison University and a Master’s degree in Public Communications from American University. She has more than 11 years of professional experience in both marketing and nonprofits. Prior to joining the center, Treva worked at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Nielsen Claritas.
Amy I. Gantz
Bio for Amy I. Gantz
Amy Gantz joined the JCCGW as Chief Operating Officer in February, 2011. She has a Bachelor’s degree in physical education and sports management from Slippery Rock University, and a Master’s degree in organizational management from University of Phoenix. For 15 years, Amy worked with YMCAs across the country in various capacities, including as senior director of programs and risk management and assistant executive director. For the four years prior to coming to the JCCGW, she was senior risk manager and director of the JCC insurance program for The Redwoods Group, a specialty insurance company for JCCs.
Bio for Adam Tennen
Adam joined the JCC in August 2014 after spending 4 years with BBYO as a Director of Field Operations and an Area Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic hub where he supervised staff, operations, and raised money for 6 BBYO regions. Prior to BBYO, Adam worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix where he held a number of positions in the campaign department while also working on global partnerships and community planning. Adam also spent time at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in campaign and community planning. Adam holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and graduate certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership.
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