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Staff, Advisors, and Funders

JTFN Staff

Wayne Green, Exective Director

Wayne relocated to New York in 2017 from Melbourne, Australia having worked in London and across Australia. Wayne came to New York having received an Australia Federal government Endeavour Executive Fellowship to undertake professional development and research in youth programming and service delivery. Wayne has significant experience of over 15 years in non-profit management and has worked on programs on a local, state and national level. With a background in health and community lead programs, and more recently in working with Jewish communities, Wayne has a commitment and passion to continue his work with social justice based upon Jewish values. He has also worked to pursue equality and diversity of LGBTQ rights within Jewish communities and developed change initiatives to support inclusion. Wayne believes in teens as the next generation to lead significant change to support Tikkun Olam and is dedicated to building programs to support teen giving and connected engagement. Wayne is an avid film goer and is often seen at the local restaurants eating with friends. He also has an obsession to find the perfect milkshake.


Alana Hollander, Community and Special Projects Manager

With a background in Jewish nonprofits, Alana began her career in the field at the Queens Regional office for Hadassah, the Women's Zionist Organization of America. She later continued on to serve as a Managing Supervisor for Hillcrest Jewish Center, a conservative egalitarian synagogue in Fresh Meadows, NY. During her seven years at Hillcrest Jewish Center, she assisted in developing and enhancing numerous programs and fundraisers. A graduate of SUNY Purchase with a BA in Theater Studies, Alana also has a great deal of experience in the arts.   Early in her career, she spent several years working as a stage manager for a variety of off-Broadway productions and briefly worked as a lighting technician at MTV. In her spare time Alana enjoys playing guitar and writing music.

Danielle Segal, Senior Program Manager

Danielle Segal is the Senior Program Manager at the Jewish Teen Funders Network. Danielle is from London, United Kingdom, and moved to New York in 2010. Inspired by her love of the Jewish community and combining her teaching, program management and theater skills, Danielle has worked in the non-profit Jewish field for fifteen years as a Jewish educator, camp director and non-profit manager. She has developed several curricula, including teen leadership courses, and has led workshops on teacher training, team management and improvisation. Danielle presents at conferences and seminars nationwide about Jewish youth philanthropy, experiential education and teen engagement. She was awarded the Jack Petchey Award for Outstanding Service to Young People in 2009.
Danielle is Vice Chair of the JPRO NY Board and is a trained StorahTelling Maven with LabShul. She currently presents and produces the Jewish Teen Funders Network Podcast “Outside The Tzedakah Box”. Danielle is currently completing the Certificate in Jewish Leadership For Educators with Spertus Institute and Northwestern University.  She enjoys musical theater, trivia nights, board games and eating out in New York restaurants. She resides with her husband and their son in Brooklyn.

Jewish Teen Funders Network Advisory Board

Jeff Solomon, Chair

Mark Charendoff, Maimonides Fund

Hallie Shapiro Devir, Jewish United Fund/Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago

Jonathan Horowitz

Ricky Shechtel, Jewish Teen Funders Network co-founder

Andrés Spokoiny, Jewish Funders Network

Elisa Spungen Bildner

Doug Bitonti Stewart, Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation



JTFN, and the field of Jewish teen philanthropy, would not exist without the vision and leadership of our dedicated funders:

Max M. & Marjorie S. Fisher Foundation

Laura & Gary Lauder Philanthropic Fund

Maimonides Fund

William E. & Maude S. Pritchard Charitable Trust

Shechtel Philanthropies  

JTFN is also grateful to those funders who supported our early growth and development:  

Estelle Friedman Gervis Foundation

The Harold Grinspoon Foundation