Executive Management & Staff

Executive Management

Naomi Adler
CEO / Executive Director

Naomi Adler joined Hadassah with more than 18 years’ experience leading large nonprofit organizations. As President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia, she led a team that served the sixth-largest Jewish population in the United States. Prior to her tenure at the Philadelphia Federation, she was President and CEO of two United Way organizations in New York State for a total of 13 years.

After graduating from Mount Holyoke College and SUNY Buffalo School of Law, Naomi worked first in private practice and then as Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County, New York. Her reputation as a successful prosecutor in cases of violence against women and children, and later as a community advocate for families living in poverty, earned her several honors.

Naomi has testified as an expert on charitable giving, antisemitism and global public health in local and national legislative forums, including the Ways and Means Committee of the United States Congress. She was recognized by President Obama for her efforts during Hurricane Sandy and by FEMA for her service to the community during Hurricanes Irene and Lee.

Ron Aloni
Chief Financial and
Operations Officer

Ron Aloni was appointed in May 2018 as Hadassah’s Chief Financial and Operations Officer. Ron is responsible for all financial and operational aspects of the nation’s largest women’s Zionist organization.

Ron has significant experience in the not-for-profit sector. Prior to Hadassah, Ron served as Chief Financial Officer for the Friends of the Israeli Defense Forces (FIDF), and previously was Vice President for Finance and Controller for Pace University.  As a Senior Manager at KPMG and later at Ernst & Young, Ron specialized in the firm’s non-profit market sector with clients that included large local and national organizations.

A CPA in both the U.S. and Israel, Ron received his BA in Accounting and Psychology from the University of Tel Aviv and his MBA in Strategic Management from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University. He is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) Not-For-Profit Expert Panel and the New York State Society of CPAs Non-For-Profit Committee.

Prior to his professional career, Ron served 3 years in the Israeli army intelligence forces.

Sheryl Zeligson
Chief Legal Officer and General Council

Sheryl Zeligson has been with Hadassah since 1992. Prior to Hadassah, Zeligson served as an associate at the law firms of Fulbright and Jaworski, LLP and Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP. She graduated from Barnard College, Columbia University with a B.A. in Political Science. Sheryl was awarded a J.D. degree from Fordham University School of Law. She is a member of the New York and New Jersey State Bars, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Sheryl is also an Adjunct Professor at Cardozo School of Law.

Senior Staff

Naomi Brunnlehrman
Director Education and Adocacy Division

Naomi Brunnlehrman has been an advocate for over 30 years and is a co-founder of The Jewish Deaf Resource Center, which builds bridges between individuals who are deaf and hard-of-hearing and the wider Jewish community. She is a tri-lingual interpreter, a past Assistant Vice President at KeyCorp, a Software Conversion Project Specialist for over 10 years and most recently worked at DOROT as their Education Director. Naomi has her MA in Jewish Studies from the Graduate School of the Jewish Theological Seminary of America.

Lindy Ettin
Director of the Organization Division

Lindy Ettin Lindy Ettin is the Director of the Organization Division. She has worked in Jewish non-profit for over 15 years and specializes in Organizational Development and Strategic Planning for Hadassah. Within the Organization Division, Lindy has directed the staff support teams within the eight Geographic Areas at-large for Hadassah to focus on how to maximize staff resources, share best business practices and enhance the services provided to our donors, members and volunteers nationwide.

Lindy volunteers for numerous organizations including the Jewish Federation of Orange County, JCC Maccabi Games and Planned Parenthood. Lindy graduated from the University of Vermont with a BA in English and holds an MBA from Baruch College, Zicklin School of Business in New York City.

Sheryl Hoffman
Director of Marketing & Special Projects

Sheryl Hoffman has over 30 years of experience in her field in marketing agencies, corporate and non-profit organizations. Prior to Hadassah, Sheryl was the Director of External Affairs at Teachers College, Columbia University and the Executive Director of Marketing and Communications at Jewish National Fund.

Sheryl is a past president of her synagogue, Congregation Beth El in South Orange, NJ and continues to be active in the areas of fundraising, adult education, ritual and marketing. She has also served on various boards and committees including the NJ regional board of United Synagogue of Conservative Judaism, the Jewish Theological Seminary Cantorial School Focus Group and the JTS Cantorial School Task Force. Sheryl graduated from Rutgers University with a BA in Communications.

Maureen Mandel
Interim Director of Engagement Division

Bart R. Minsky
Chief Human Resources Officer

Bart R. Minsky has over 30 years of Human Resources experience including Chief Human Resources Officer and other senior HR leadership roles. Prior to coming to Hadassah, Bart served as a Human Resources consultant to the healthcare industry and before that was Vice President of Human Resources at New York-Presbyterian Hospital. He graduated from the University at Albany with a BA in Economics and from the New York Institute of Technology with an MS in Labor and Industrial Relations. Bart holds Senior Human Resources certifications from the HR Certification Institute and the Society for Human Resources Management.

Joshua W. Rednik, CFP
Chief Development Officer

Josh Rednik has more than twenty years of experience in the non-profit sector, managing organizations and developing and executing multi-million-dollar fundraising campaigns. Josh was President and CEO of the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) from 2014-2018, where he and his team raised over $60M from foundations, corporations and individuals in support of DRIF’s mission to cure type 1 diabetes. Prior to DRIF, Josh served as Executive Director of the Jewish Community Foundation (JCF) of Greater MetroWest in Whippany, NJ from 2008-2013. During his tenure, Josh and his team created and implemented JCF’s $100M “MetroWest Tomorrow” Endowment Campaign, exceeding its original goal ahead of schedule. He has also held senior leadership roles within the major gifts and planning giving and endowment divisions of UJA-Federation of New York and the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington (Rockville, MD).

Josh is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis with a BA in Psychology and received his MSS in Social Service at Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA. A Certified Financial Planner™ professional, he received an Executive Certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University in Washington, DC.

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