ACTING CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER/CEO:
JAMES A. KOHN
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR EMERITUS:
Mark Meltzer served as JFLA’s Executive Director/ CEO from 1980-2014, retiring as head of the agency after nearly 35 years. He attended Boston University where he received his Bachelor and Master’s Degrees. He has worked for the Jewish Centers of Greater Boston and the Jewish Family Service of Brookline, Brighton and Newton, Massachusetts. Prior to coming to Los Angeles, he spent eight years working at the Jewish Vocational Service of Boston coordinating several programs, including the vocational rehabilitation program, the Russian Resettlement Program, job skills seminar and English as a Second Language Program.
During his time as CEO of Jewish Free Loan Association of Los Angeles, Mark directed operations and activities for the agency, helped garner funding for many of the agency’s major lending programs, and supervised allocation of loans to approximately 1200-1500 loan applicants per year. He continues to participate as advisor and ex-officio member on all board committees. He is a consultant to national and international Jewish organizations requiring expertise in émigré transmigration and relocation and is a founding member and Past President of the International Association of Hebrew Free Loans. He is a Past President/Chair of the Jewish Communal Professionals of Southern California and the Los Angeles Council of Federation and Agency Executives.
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
We recognize the following individuals for their volunteer service on the JFLA Board of Directors. Their commitment and input are critical to the success of the Agency.
JFLA Board of Directors 2014-2015