Mariela Socolovsky – Chief Executive Officer
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The Jewish Federation welcomes Mariela Socolovsky

Kelli BroganAnnual Campaign Manager
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Kelli and her husband Matt moved here from New Mexico 20 years ago. They have two children, Mia (14) and Colin (11) and Sampson, their crazy Labrador Retriever. Kelli is excited to be the Campaign & Events Associate for the Jewish Federation of the Sacramento Region. Kelli credits Shalom School with helping her develop a strong Jewish identity. She worked with the school’s Parent Organization and joined the Shalom School Board of Trustees, where she eventually became President and is now the Immediate Past President.

Jessica Braverman Birch – Community Engagement
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Jessica is the Programs and Special Projects Coordinator working with the Community Study, Sacramento Jewish Film Festival, Yom Hashoah and JCRC. She returned to the Federation in 2019 to administer a FEMA security grant after working as JCRC Director, 2012-2016. Jessica has been involved in the Jewish Community both professionally and as a volunteer, on the boards and committees of Beth Shalom, Mosaic Law, Hadassah, and Shalom School and working at the Jewish Federation, Shalom School and AIPAC. A native of the Bay Area, Jessica moved to Sacramento in 1999. She and her husband, Joel are parents to daughters, Amalia and Sarah, and a 3 -year Lab mix, Bamba, who was named after the Israeli Peanut Butter snack. Jessica loves to travel, is a political junkie, and collector of political buttons and rocks and gemstones. She is most proud of the volunteer work she does as a Disaster Responder for the American Red Cross.

Diane WeberJFS Community Social Worker
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Diane is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, with an extensive background helping individuals and their families. She is dedicated to being attentive to all those who seek assistance, with a passion for connecting people and resources. She is a proud mother of two beautiful grown children, a grandmother, and a child of Holocaust survivors. She enjoys the outdoors no matter the season, spending time with family, walking her dog, and working in the garden.

Gloria Storer Senior Programs Associate
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Gloria brings experience in nonprofit management and event planning. As the Communication Manager for the Sacramento affiliate of Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, she worked closely with volunteers in the areas of recruitment and training in addition to leading teams on event planning, education and advocacy. Holding a Bachelor’s degree in English, Gloria started her career working in communication-focused positions in magazine publishing and moved on to advertising and direct mail agencies. Hailing from Los Angeles, she and her family lived in the Sierra foothills for 15 years and now enjoy the big-city, but small-town feel of Sacramento.

Deborah Frost – Communications Manager
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Deborah is the editor of the quarterly Voice, holiday guides to community events and services, and announcements for Federation events. I am responsible for maintaining the community calendar and the Federation’s website.
I have a BS in Graphic Design from CSUS and have volunteered in the Sacramento community for 24 years. My vision for the Sacramento region is a fabric of diverse communities woven into one that embraces us all. I look forward to hearing from you to work together toward that vital community.

Nancy Hernandez – Office and Facilities Manager
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Nancy has worked for non-profits for more than 15 years, first in Southern California at the LeRoy Haynes Center, a group home for troubled boys. After moving to Northern California, she worked at the Non-Profit Medical Corporation in the Human Resource Department for 9 years. 

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