Naomi joined the Tidewater Jewish Foundation in July of 2020, bringing more than 17 years of valuable experience in community building, financial resource development, and relationship building through Jewish values to her role as President and CEO of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation. She is pleased to serve the Tidewater Jewish community in this role. The Foundation has served Tidewater since 1984 and currently manages hundreds of funds for individual, family, foundation donors, and local nonprofits. Since its inception, Foundation has distributed over $217 million to more than 1700 charitable organizations. As a 21/64 Certified Trainer, Naomi brings significant tools to the community to facilitate multi-generational philanthropic conversations. 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.
Naomi’s service to the Tidewater Community includes serving on the board of the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council and being an active member of the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council. She also joined Women United, a leadership society of the United Way of South Hampton Roads.
Naomi received her undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies, including a year of study at Hebrew University, from Brandeis University. In 2019, she completed the Executive Program as a Forte Fellow at Vanderbilt University, earning a Master's of Business Administration.
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. 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.
Originally a native of upstate New York, Ann attended S.U.N.Y. @ Geneseo, graduating with a B.S. in Elementary Education. Ann has called Tidewater home for over 30 years and has been with TJF since 2016.
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.
Kim King, the Executive Administrative Assistant to the President and CEO at the Tidewater Jewish Foundation, is a seasoned professional who joined the organization in 2021, bringing over 20 years of Marketing and Consulting experience. Relocating from Richmond, VA, Kim has injected fresh ideas and energy into TJF. She holds a B.S. from Randolph-Macon College, graduating with a minor in Elementary Education and double majors in Sociology and Women's Studies. Her diverse academic background and unwavering commitment to excellence make her an invaluable asset, dedicated to supporting TJF's leadership and mission with enthusiasm and expertise.
Executive Director, 1991-2002
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
Charles Nusbaum, Chairperson
Edward Kramer, Chairperson-elect
Paul Peck, Secretary
Todd Copeland, Treasurer