2017-2018 Board of Trustees

Executive Committee and Members at Large are voting members of the Board.

Executive Committee

Carol Loew - Co-President
Carol has a long history of Federation experience in Northern California. She has served on the Women's Division Board and was Vice-Chair of a Mega Mission to at the San Francisco Federation. The Mission was a partnership between San Francisco and Sacramento. Carol is returning to the Federation Board in Sacramento as the Annual Campaign Chair. Previously, she worked on one of the most successful Super Sundays and served on the Board of Jewish Family Service (JFS). She and her husband, Harry (z"l), also ran Second Hand Rose, the retail store whose profits went to help run JFS.

Deborah Hoffman Gonzalez - Co-President
Deborah is a speech pathologist working with both infants and adults in various medical settings. Before joining the Federation Board she served as Co-Chair (and Co-Founder) of Federation’s Committee on Inclusion and Disabilities. She is a Past President of Mosaic Law Congregation, and is its current Youth Commission Chair and occasional B’nai Mitzvah tutor. Deborah also serves on the Camp Ramah of Northern California Board of Trustees. She grew up in Northern California, attending Camp Arazim and participating in United Synagogue Youth.

Gil Allon - Treasurer
Gil has lived in Sacramento since 2000 and has served on the Federation board since 2010. Previously, he served on the Shalom School Board from 2007 to 2009. Gil and his family relocated from Israel to Sacramento so he could take up the position of CEO of Ophthalmic Imaging Systems, a Sacramento-based publicly traded high-tech company. He held this position until the company was sold in 2011. Currently, Gil invests and manages real estate in the Sacramento area. Gil holds a M.Sc. in Computer Science and an MBA.

Bruce Pomer - JCRC Chair
Bruce's career spans 42 years in the government and non-profit sector at the local, state and national levels. He spent 12 years at the California State Department of Health where he reached the career executive level at the age of 29. At the Department of Health he held senior positions in policy development and administration directing programs with as many as 400 employees. During this time period he was Chief Departments Office of External Affairs and Chief of the Medi-Cal Field Services program. He left state service to become Director of Governmental Affairs of the Health Officers Association of California (HOAC) where he was responsible for HOAC's legislative advocacy and public relations program.

Barry Broad - Immediate Past President
Barry is the Managing Partner of Broad & Gusman LLP, a law firm specializing in government relations and administrative law. He also is a budding novelist and the author of the spy thriller Eve of Destruction and the sequel, Requiem for the Damned. Barry also helped author landmark state legislation against human trafficking.


  • Cliff Berg
  • Fran Bremson
  • Robert Dresser
  • Don Gilbert
  • Ruth Gottlieb
  • David Poisner
  • Sue Sperber

Federation Past Presidents

  • Lisa Kaplan
  • Neil Soskin
  • Skip Rosenbloom
  • Dana Edelstein
  • Ed Rabin
  • Danny Weiss*
  • Andy Beran
  • Brian Landsberg
  • Bill Slaton
  • Lynn Dean
  • Marvin Kamras
  • Barbara Ansel
  • Kenneth Goore


  • Arlene Pearl

  • Irv Levine*

  • Alex Fahn*

  • Frederic Kahn*

  • Alan Brodovsky

  • Oscar Morvai*

  • Roslyn Levy

  • Milton Levison*

  • Jack Brandwein*

  • Arthur Soltar*

  • Irving Frankel

  • Seymour Lewis*

  • Felix Warhaftig*

  • Sy Opper*

  • Frank Goldstein*

  • William Belson*

  • Alvin Landis*

  • William Berman*