Our People

We are a family foundation, grounded in Jewish traditions, committed to preserving the legacy of our founder, William Davidson, and carrying out the will and interests of our Board.

Our founder believed in investing in good people, giving them responsibility, and then stepping aside and letting them flourish. It’s an approach we—and the world—continue to benefit from.

Michigan-based Staff

Kari Alterman

Program Director, Jewish Life

Vadim Avshalumov

Program Officer

Cindy Barnett

Executive Assistant to the
Vice President & CFO

Clodagh Earls

Office Manager

Amanda Emmer

Communications &
Special Projects Officer

Jennifer Goldstone

Jewish Life Venture Fellow

Melanie Gorman

Front Office Concierge

Danielle Stewart Hanson

Vice President & CFO

George Jacobsen

Program Director, Southeast Michigan

Shana Kantor

Program Officer, Jewish Life

Lisa Baragar Katz

Senior Program Officer,
Southeast Michigan

Beverly Kramer

Executive Assistant to the
President & CEO

Darin McKeever

President & CEO

Jane Kirsten McMicking

Accounting Associate

Erica Miller

Director of Accounting

Suzanne Moran

Grants Manager

Elizabeth Scafe

Grants Management Associate

Carla Smith

Human Resources Officer

Loretta Tatem

Executive Assistant

Israel-based Advisors

Jason Heeney

Senior Advisor

Deena Pulitzer

Senior Advisor