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JFLA Team - Our Staff - Jewish Free Loan Association

Rachel Grose
Executive Director
rachel@jfla.org

Rachel Grose is the Executive Director of Jewish Free Loan Association. Rachel joined the agency in 2001 as Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations, became Associate Director in 2013, and has been in her current role since 2017.

In her 20+ years with JFLA, Rachel has turned the agency into a powerful resource that provides loans with no interest or fees to people in all corners of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, creating a safety net for thousands.

Rachel’s dedicated leadership has led to $16 million lent out in our community; the creation of new loan categories, including infertility loans, an expanded student loan program, and housing stability; small business loans that have helped hundreds of business keep their doors open and their employees on the payroll, even during the worst of the pandemic; and an expansion of JFLA’s caseload that includes foster youth, homeless students and other vulnerable populations.

Rachel holds a BA from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an MBA in Non-Profit Management from the American Jewish University in Los Angeles. Her entire professional career has been devoted to the Los Angeles not-for-profit community.

Financial

Adam Levine
Director of Finance
adam@jfla.org

Andrea Alonso
Staff Accountant/ Bookkeeper
andrea@jfla.org

Development

Lena Ciment
Administrative Assistant
lena@jfla.org

Kelly Halligan
Donor and Community Relations Officer
kelly@jfla.org

Robbie Martin
Interim, Chief Engagement Officer
robbie@jfla.org

Sara Robyn
Chief Engagement Officer
sara@jfla.org

Program

Chaya Bortz
Loan Analyst
chaya@jfla.org

Veronica Gutierrez
Loan Analyst
veronica@jfla.org

Judith Karta
Customer Service Associate
judith@jfla.org

Adina Kraus
Senior Loan Analyst
adina@jfla.org

Bobby Saidian
Loan Manager
bobby@jfla.org

Nikki Sieger
Program Supervisor
nikki@jfla.org