Board of Directors

The Merkaz Board of Directors is charged with safeguarding and upholding the mission of the school. Members are responsible for setting policy, long-range planning, financial management and development. The Board makes major funding decisions for the school, sets the yearly operating budget, and interfaces with the community. Board members share a passionate commitment and dedication to Jewish education and support the school with their time, expertise, vision, and resources.


  • Karen Sanger, President
  • Stacy Giglietti, President Elect
  • Susan Roth, Secretary
  • Lisa Knopf, Treasurer
  • Natalie Fried, Past President

Board Members:

  • Susan Fink
  • Jonathan Green
  • Jennifer Hirsch
  • Elizabeth Krebs
  • Amy Newman
  • Andrea Patten
  • Stacy Richer
  • Debbie Viens
  • Carolyn Wasserlauf
  • Beth Weinstein
  • Lisa Wolfeiler
  • Joshua Zabin

Ex-Officio Board Member:

  • Shelley G. Kreiger, Head of School