World Jewish Relief would not be able to carry out its work without a terrific team of hardworking people. Meet the team who make it happen:
Paul AnticoniChief Executive
Paul Anticoni trained as an agriculturalist and forester prior to living and working in the 80s and 90s in Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Cambodia and Bosnia. Paul then led the Red Cross in their disaster response operations for 12 years before joining World Jewish Relief as CEO in 2006.
Stacey SwimerDirector of International Programmes and Partnerships
Stacey has worked with partners in Eastern Europe, Africa, Latin America and Asia, as well as living and working in Zambia. Stacey has been at World Jewish Relief since June 2010 and is responsible for managing and growing our international humanitarian and development programmes.
Alisa AvigdorDirector of Philanthropy
Alisa has led fundraising teams within internationally renowned educational, arts and cultural heritage organisations for over 20 years, including the Jewish Museum London and the Royal College of Music, London. Alisa joined World Jewish Relief in September 2014.
Isobel CollingeDirector of Finance
Isobel qualified as an accountant in 2002 and has significant experience in the not for profit sector. Firstly for the NHS and more recently at the Royal College of Nursing where she led on budget setting, forecasting, financial strategy, statutory accounts and financial training.
Cathy BermanDirector of Marketing & Communications
Cathy is an expert in ecommerce, marketing and general business with over 30 years of experience working across a wide range of direct-to-customer businesses, building an in depth knowledge of understanding and engaging supporters. She joined World Jewish Relief in November, 2021.
Janice LopatkinProgramme Director, UK
Abelia LeskinSenior UK Refugees Programmes Officer
Adina BirnbaumFundraising Administrator
Alex BrookesDirector of Development
Alice GreiderOlder Peoples Programmes Officer
Amanda KyteOffice Manager
Annie LevyCampaigns and Communications Manager
Cosmo Robertson CharltonCommunications and Marketing Officer
Debbie CantorHomes for Ukraine Programme Manager
Ekaterina MitiaevHead of Impact and Livelihoods
Elysia PolinEvents Coordinator
Gill BlandHead of Income and Supporter Services
Hilary ChaplinIncome Manager
John KanerickTelephone Reception and Supporter Care Assistant
Judith FagelsonHead of Older People Programmes
Kai HopkinsHead of Humanitarian Programmes
Laura HendyClimate and Resilience Programmes Manager
Madison JansenHumanitarian Programmes Officer
Maria GonzalezIncome and Finance Support Manager
Mimi SmusDonor Care Officer
Monika KosinskaFinance Manager
Richard BuddenHead of Individual Giving & Legacies
Sam PearlHead of Events
Shelley LiefHR Advisor
Simon CookRefugee Programme Manager
Simone ColpSenior Trust Fundraiser
Spencer LelandSenior Livelihoods Programme Officer
Tom EdwardsHead of Major Giving
Vicki RussellFundraising and Income Manager