AJC Atlanta Professional Team

Dov Wilker / Regional Director

Dov recently returned to Atlanta and American Jewish Committee after earning his International MBA from Tel Aviv University and working in the private sector for an Israeli Software start-up that focused on feedback and consumer engagement. Dov previously served as AJC Atlanta’s Assistant Director for two and a half years, where he led AJC’s public affairs efforts on a local and national level. Dov was selected to participate in the United States’ first professional exchange to South Asia, when he visited Sri Lanka in the summer of 2009, just months after the end of their Civil War. In Sri Lanka, Dov consulted with leaders in both the private and public sector on Diaspora relations. Active in the community, Dov sits on the board of the Faith Alliance of Metro Atlanta (FAMA), on the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition’s Georgia Advisory Committee recently joined the Advisory Council for Catholic Charities Atlanta. Dov began his career working as the Director of Academic and Community Affairs for the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs to the Southeastern United States. Dov is married to Juliana Jacobson of Wichita, KS and their daughter, Avigayl, just celebrated her first birthday.

 

Erica Rabhan / Regional Director of Development

Erica’s primary areas of expertise include fundraising, event management, donor development, marketing and public relations. Having been in the non-profit sector for nearly nine years, Erica has held positions at the American Red Cross, the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and most recently as the Young Leadership Director at Jewish Federation of Greater Atlanta. She has also spent several years in the for-profit sector as a marketing and public relations professionals, working for clients such as SPANX, The Tubman African American Museum and the Synthetic Turf Council. There she received awards for reputation brand management, writing and event management. Erica holds a BA in Corporate Communications from College of Charleston and was recently accepted to the Leadership Buckhead class of 2014. She is originally from Greenville, SC and enjoys spending time with her family at the beach.

 

Lindsay Hirsch / Assistant Regional Director

Lindsay joined AJC Atlanta in October of 2012. Originally from Florida, Lindsay was most recently the Director of Academic and Jewish Affairs for the Consulate General of Israel to Florida and Puerto Rico. She has worked in the Jewish Communal world for the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County, Hillel of Broward and Palm Beach, and Hofstra Hillel in a variety of community based programs, engagement work, and networking among diverse groups of leaders. Lindsay obtained a Masters in Public Administration degree from Norwich University in 2009 and her B.A. in Religious Studies from Florida State University. Lindsay is married to Matt and are both involved in the community.

 

Brenda Mitchell / Office Manager

Atlanta native, Brenda Mitchell, has been with AJC Atlanta since October 2011.  Brenda returned to Atlanta in 1990 after 14 years in Europe where she lived with her late husband, Igor Cassini, and their two sons, Nick and Dimitri.  Prior to joining AJC Atlanta, Brenda worked at Temple Sinai. Favorite hobbies include trips to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market, spending hours in the kitchen concocting recipes, travel, photography, and the study of Cosmology. 

 

Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

 

Kenny Blank / Executive Director

Kenny Blank has spent over 10 years working as a broadcast journalist and communications specialist. Most recently, Kenny served as an executive producer for WXIA-TV, the NBC affiliate in Atlanta, Georgia. During his tenure, Kenny brought tremendous ratings growth to the early morning newscast, “11Alive News Today,” and received an Emmy award for managing breaking news coverage. Previously, Kenny was a producer with WSAV-TV, the NBC affiliate in Savannah, where he won an Associated Press award for special coverage of the 1996 Centennial Olympic Games. During the early 1990s, Kenny served as a communications specialist for two Atlanta mayors, Maynard Jackson and Bill Campbell. In 1992, Kenny received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Arts degrees from New York University in both Journalism and Mass Communication (College of Arts and Science); and Film and Television (Tisch School of the Arts). Kenny has a personal passion for theater and film, and is an active supporter of the arts. He currently serves as Executive Director of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival, and holds board positions with the Woodruff Arts Center; Alliance Theatre; and Metropolitan Atlanta Arts Fund. Both he and his wife, Nancy, are actively involved in the philanthropic work of The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation. They are the parents of two children.


 

Brad Pilcher / AJFF Assistant Director

Brad Pilcher has spent more than a decade working in media and communications. After working on special projects in Turner Broadcasting System’s Atlanta and London offices, he served as Managing Editor of American Jewish Life magazine and a contributor to multiple publications.

In 2008, he transitioned to marketing and consulting fulltime, working both with corporate clients and non-profits. He has served as Communications Director for The Temple in Midtown Atlanta as well as the Director of Social Media at Jewish Funds for Justice (now Bend the Arc).

Brad holds two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Georgia State University, one in Film & Media and another in Religious Studies. He spends most of his free time working on the house he shares with his wife Amy.

Lesli Greenberg / Development Coordinator