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JFLA Team - Our Staff - Jewish Free Loan Association

Rachel Grose Executive Director rachel@jfla.org

Rachel Grose joined the Jewish Free Loan Association in 2001 as Director of Foundation & Corporate Relations, became Associate Director in 2013, and in 2017 was named Executive Director of the Agency. She 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, including positions at Hillel of UCLA and Students Run L.A.

In her 16 years with the Jewish Free Loan Association, Rachel has worked to generate creative ways to elevate the image of the Agency, increase its assets, and ensure that the needs of the clients were met on a daily basis. She developed a successful grant-writing program that translated into millions of dollars, new loan funds, and the expansion of existing loan funds. She cultivated long-term relationships with a cadre of donors and developed Genesis, a young professional’s group that energized the Jewish Free Loan Association with new leadership, new ideas and new ways of promoting the Jewish Free Loan Association to the larger community.

Rachel grew up in Maryland and currently resides in West Los Angeles with her husband and three daughters.


Adam Levine Director of Finance adam@jfla.org

Andrea Alonso Staff Accountant/ Bookkeeper andrea@jfla.org


Lena Ciment Administrative Assistant lena@jfla.org

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

Nancy Kaye Director of Grants and Communications nancy@jfla.org

**Robbie Martin
**Interim, Chief Engagement Officer

Sara Robyn Chief Engagement Officer sara@jfla.org


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