Naomi Sedek, President & CEO

A native of Nashville, Tennessee, Naomi previously served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. In her role as Assistant Executive Director, she oversaw the Total Financial Resource Development of the Jewish Federation, including its annual campaign and Jewish Foundation, and managed VIP trips for major donors and all community missions. Her annual development efforts oversaw $35 million raised cumulatively. She managed its Jewish Foundation with $34 million in assets and stewarded the LIFE & LEGACY Jewish Foundation endowment initiative securing over $19 million in expected legacy gifts for the Nashville Jewish community.

Randy Parrish, Vice President & CFO

Randy is a licensed CPA and comes to TJF with more than 25 years of 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.​

Kaitlyn Oelsner, Director of Philanthropy

Kaitlyn comes to TJF with a development background in healthcare, policy, advocacy and community outreach. She oversees our community’s LIFE & LEGACY program and works on overall development and program initiatives for the Foundation. Originally from California, she has both her Bachelor of Science from Cal PolyTech San Luis Obispo and Master of Health Administration from USC. 

Ann Swindell, Donor Relations and Grants Manager

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.​

 

Thomas Mills, Marketing & Communications Coordinator

Thomas Mills comes to TJF with a background in communications, marketing, and public relations. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Communications from Virginia Wesleyan University and a Master’s in Advertising from the University of Georgia.

Craig Bailey, Controller

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.​

Commander Harold (Hal) Sacks*, USN Retired

Executive Director, Emeritus

 

Hal Sacks served as the first Executive Director of the Foundation from its inception in 1991 until 2002. Throughout his lifetime, Hal continued to actively serve and support TJF until his passing in 2017. Hal’s memory will continue to be a blessing and his impact will be felt for generations. 

*of blessed memory

Board of Trustees, Officers

Jody Wagner, Chairperson

Martin Einhorn, Chairperson-elect

Todd Copeland, Secretary

Sandra Leon, Treasurer

 

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