5000 Corporate Woods Dr., Suite 200, Virginia Beach, VA 23462-4370
Phone: 757-965-6111 Fax: 757-965-6102

President & CEO -
1788 Scott Kaplan

Phone: 757-965-6109
Email: skaplan@ujft.org


Scott Kaplan started with the Tidewater Jewish Foundation in November 2014. He previously served as the Director of the Jewish Endowment Foundation of Western Massachusetts (a division of the Jewish Federation of Western Massachusetts) from 2008 - 2014.  Prior to his work in planned giving and endowments, Scott was the Associate Director for JCamp 180, a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and before that worked in Corporate Human Resources for MassMutual Financial Group, both based in Western Massachusetts. Scott is a native of Boston, MA and has transitioned to the Virginia Beach area with his family.

Scott received his graduate certificate in Nonprofit Management and Fundraising as a practical compliment to his undergraduate degree in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and Masters in Business in Administration from Boston College.

Chief Financial Officer -
Randy Parrish509

Phone: 757-965-6104
Email: rparrish@ujft.org


Randy is a licensed CPA and comes to TJF with more than 25 years experience in healthcare, public/non-profit financial management, and municipal government. Most recently the VP-Finance/CFO for a non-profit retirement/healthcare facility, he had previously served as CFO for several operating units of a diversified multi-state healthcare operation and held senior management positions in municipal finance. Randy has managed finance, human resources, information technology, and facility management functions including oversight of operating and capital budget functions, financial planning and debt management, human services administration, systems development and implementation, local tax administration, and grants management.

Executive Director Emeritus - 
Commander Harold (Hal) Sacks, USN (ret)2218

Simcha Campaign Director
The Reba and Sam Sandler Family Campus
email - hsacks@ujft.org

Hal Sacks, Executive Director Emeritus, served as the first Executive Director of the Foundation 21 years ago and continues to actively support TJF.


Controller - 511
Craig Bailey

Phone: 757-965-6108
Email: cbailey@ujft.org

Craig comes to TJF with more than 15 years experience in accounting, 9 of those years in the healthcare industry. He has an extensive knowledge of database and reporting software. Craig is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College.

Development Associate and LIFE & LEGACY Coordinator - 
Barb Gelb2219

Phone: 757-965-6105
Email: bgelb@ujft.org

Barb Gelb joined the TJF team in June 2017 after moving to Virginia Beach. Previously, Barb served as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Ahavat Shalom Los Angeles, CA since May of 2013. Prior to that she lived in Memphis, TN for ten years where she was the Director of Outreach and Education for ArtsMemphis, and the Director of Education at Temple Israel. In her 25 years as a Jewish Communal Professional, she has also spent time doing Federation, JCC and Hillel work.

Barb was born in Scranton, PA and spent her high school years in Laramie, Wyoming before heading to Los Angeles to attend UCLA for college. Barb received her BA in Psychology from UCLA, her Master's Degree in Social Work from University of Southern California (USC) and her Master's Degree in Jewish Non-Profit Management from Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion (HUC-JIR).

Marketing and Communications Manager -
Stephanie Grooms1426

Phone: 904-505-3658
Email: sgrooms@ujft.org

Stephanie Grooms is the Marketing and Communications Manager for TJF. She joined the TJF team back in 2013 and handles the Foundation’s creative and marketing operations. Prior to her role with TJF, Stephanie was the Project Manager for the in-house design firm of a worldwide medical association located in Jacksonville, FL. Stephanie studied Business Administration and Graphic Design, and is presently pursuing a degree in Marketing Management. 

 

 

Administrative Assistant -
Ann Swindell2080

Phone: 757-965-6106
Email: aswindell@ujft.org

Ann Swindell is the Administrative Assistant for TJF. Ann has extensive experience with over 20 years in administrative work. Originally a native of upstate New York, she attended college at S.U.N.Y. @ Geneseo and graduated with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Moving to the Hampton Roads area after college, she worked for many years in the legal field as a legal assistant/office manager. Ann comes to us from her latest position as a Submittal Coordinator/Assistant Project Manager for a commercial contractor.

 

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