Scott Kaplan, President & CEO 

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.

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.​

Barb Gelb, Director of Philanthropy and LIFE & LEGACY Program Director

Barb Gelb joined the TJF team in June 2017 after serving as the Director of Lifelong Learning at Temple Ahavat Shalom Los Angeles, CA since 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. 

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.​

Ann Swindell, Donor Services Coordinator

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.​

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

Lawrence Steingold, Chairperson

Jody Wagner, Chairperson-elect

Sandra Leon, Secretary

Martin Einhorn, Treasurer


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