Our Team

Our Staff

Naomi Limor Sedek

nsedek@tjfva.org | 757-965-6109

Naomi Limor Sedek, a leader in the non-profit foundation sector, currently serves as the President and CEO of the Tidewater Jewish Foundation (TJF). Joining TJF in July 2020, Naomi has leveraged over 17 years of extensive experience in community building, financial resource development, and cultivating relationships through Jewish values to enrich the Tidewater/Hampton Roads Jewish community. Under her leadership, TJF, which has been a cornerstone of support since 1984, manages hundreds of funds for individuals, families, foundation donors, and local non-profits, distributing over $217 million to more than 1,700 charitable organizations to date.

A 21/64 Certified Trainer, Naomi facilitates multi-generational philanthropic conversations, bringing invaluable tools and insights to the community. Her journey began in Nashville, Tennessee, where she served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Jewish Federation and Jewish Foundation of Nashville and Middle Tennessee. There, she was instrumental in overseeing Total Financial Resource Development, managing VIP trips for major donors, and spearheading the Jewish Foundation's endowment initiative, which secured over $19 million in expected legacy gifts for the community.

Naomi's commitment to the community extends beyond her professional role. She serves on the Hampton Roads Gift Planning Council board, is an active member of the Hampton Roads Estate Planning Council and is a graduate of the CIVIC Leadership Institute Class of 2023, where she actively volunteers her time to programming initiatives that highlight the challenges and opportunities in the Hampton Roads community.

Naomi holds an undergraduate degree in Middle Eastern and Islamic studies from Brandeis University, which included a year of study at Hebrew University. She enhanced her leadership and management skills by completing the Executive Program as a Forte Fellow at Vanderbilt University, where she earned a Master of Business Administration in 2019. Furthering her expertise, Naomi acquired a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP®) designation in 2023, equipping her with specialized knowledge in philanthropic giving strategies. This designation underscores her ability to effectively assist community members in achieving their charitable goals, coordinating with estate planning advisors to ensure the best tax strategies and techniques are applied.

Married for over 25 years with three adult children, Naomi's love for travel, culture, and reading enriches her professional and personal life, underscoring her commitment to service and philanthropy.

Randy Parrish

rparrish@tjfva.org | 757-965-6104

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.

Ann Swindell

aswindell@tjfva.org | 757-965-6106

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 Bailey

cbailey@tjfva.org | 757-965-6100

Craig comes to TJF with more than 15 years of 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.

Amy Weinstein

aweinstein@tjfva.org | 757-965-6114

Amy Weinstein is a Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) and 21/64 Certified Trainer with more than 15 years of experience in relationship building, Jewish communal service and resource generation. Amy returns to the Tidewater Jewish Foundation after serving the community as the Vice President of Marketing and Development at Beth Sholom Village from 2019 to 2024, and previously as Director of Development at Eggleston. From 2015 to 2017 Amy served as Director of Development at Tidewater Jewish Foundation, where she helped launch the Life & Legacy and the B’nai Tzedek programs. She also previously served as the Young Adult Division Director at the United Jewish Federation of Tidewater.

Amy serves the local community as Immediate Past President of the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Hampton Roads Chapter, and has been a board member for eight years. She is also Chair Elect of the Strelitz International Academy board of directors. Amy holds a Bachelor’s degree from Bucknell University, a Master’s in Social Work from the University of Pennsylvania, and a Certificate of Jewish Communal Service from Gratz College. In 2018 Amy was honored as Top 40 Under 40 in Hampton Roads by Inside Business.

Kim King

kking@tjfva.org | 757-965-6103

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.

Harold (Hal) Sacks

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

Our Board & Trustees