Deborah (Deb) Friedman has focused her career on strengthening the infrastructure of Jewish organizations for growth and sustainability. Deb was a senior executive for 25 years, most recently at The Jewish Education Project, where she was instrumental in leading the merger of two legacy organizations. Her work focused on organizational advancement in areas including brand redesign, communications, and fundraising/development. Deb has found great satisfaction in board and volunteer development: recruiting and leveraging the skills of volunteers to find the balance that benefits the board member and organization. Deb understands the nuances of developing and running a successful not-for-profit. She previously served as Executive Director of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Nassau County and SAJES on Long Island. She attended Long Island University and NYU. Her varied volunteer work has included local and national organizations as well as consulting on merger opportunities for other Jewish agencies and synagogues. Throughout her career, Deb embraced every opportunity to encourage and support young adults considering or working in Jewish education and communal service. Deb and her husband reside in North Carolina and Florida.