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Our people

Our people are at the heart of what we do, providing specialist knowledge, expertise and care to help us fulfil our mission.
Staff and lay leaders at World Jewish Relief 90th anniversary Event

Paul Anticoni

Chief Executive

Stacey Swimer

Director of International Programmes and Partnerships

Alisa Avigdor

Director of Philanthropy

Isobel Collinge

Director of Finance

Janice Lopatkin

Programme Director, UK

Rabbi Dina Brawer

Rabbi Dina Brawer

Executive Director World Jewish Relief USA

Cathy Berman

Director of Marketing & Communications

Abelia Leskin

Senior UK Refugees Programmes Officer

Adina Birnbaum

Fundraising Administrator

Alex Brookes

Director of Development

Alfie Edwards

Trust Fundraiser

Alice Greider

Older Peoples Programmes Officer

Amanda Kyte

Office Manager

Annie Levy

Campaigns and Communications Manager

Beth Saffer

Head of Older Peoples Programmes

Cosmo Robertson Charlton

Communications and Marketing Officer

Debbie Cantor

Homes for Ukraine Programme Manager

Ekaterina Mitiaev

Head of Impact and Livelihoods

Emily Cookson

Refugee Programme Manager

Emily Nolan

UK Refugee Employment Advisor

Gill Bland

Head of Income and Supporter Services

Hilary Chaplin

Income Manager

Iryna Hlotova

UK Refugee Employment Advisor

Jack Owen

Refugee Programme Manager

Jane Lelence

Graphic Designer

Janice Axelbank

Head of Brand & Creative

John Kanerick

Telephone Reception and Supporter Care Assistant

Judith Fagelson

Older People Programmes Manager

Kai Hopkins

Head of Humanitarian Programmes

Laura Hendy

Climate and Resilience Programmes Manager

Leslie Redmond

Financial Accountant

Madison Jansen

Humanitarian Programmes Officer

Maria Gonzalez

Income and Finance Support Manager

Melina Griffiths

UK Programmes Officer

Monika Kosinska

Finance Manager

Natasha Niman

Ukraine Refugee Programme Manager

Rebekah Quixano Henriques

Programmes and Trusts Officer

Richa Raman

Digital Marketing Specialist

Richard Budden

Head of Individual Giving & Legacies

Sabina Artemieva

Homes for Ukraine Programme Officer

Sam Pearl

Head of Events

Shelley Lief

HR Advisor

Simone Colp

Senior Trust Fundraiser

Spencer Leland

Senior Livelihoods Programme Officer

Tom Edwards

Head of Major Giving

Veronica Goria-Savo

Employment Advisor Homes for Ukraine

Vicki Russell

Fundraising and Income Manager

Vladlena Ozhydrianova

Ukraine Programme Manager

Zoe Steel

Head of Digital


The governing body of World Jewish Relief is our Council of Management, run by our charity Trustees.

Maurice Helfgott


Henry Grunwald OBE KC


Jeremy Newman


Hilda Worth

Vice Chair

Nigel Ross

Honorary Life Vice President

Linda Rosenblatt MBE

Honorary Life Vice President

Nigel Layton

Honorary Life Vice President

Andrew Brown MBE

Honorary Life Vice President

Clive Marks OBE

Honorary Life Vice President

Dina Shiloh


Elliot Moss


James Bilefield


Rachel Ingram


David Semaya


Alan Rousso



Annabel Mahgerefteh



Prerna Wadikar


Kevin Sneader


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