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Our Team

Felicia Herman
Felicia Herman has been Executive Director of The Natan Fund since 2005.

Felicia is a frequent commentator on topics such as funding innovation, new trends in Jewish life, and the power of the giving circle model for engaging people in values-based, collaborative giving. Felicia is the Founder and Advisory Board chair of Amplifier: The Jewish Giving Circle Project, and she serves on the boards of Bikkurim: An Incubator for New Jewish Ideas, Sefaria, and on the advisory boards for several of Natan's partners and grantee organizations. She is a recipient of the Jewish Funders Network's JJ Greenberg Memorial Award, and she holds a Ph.D. in American Jewish History and an M.A. in Jewish Women's Studies from Brandeis University. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and three children.
Adina Poupko
Adina Poupko is the Director of Grants and Programs at The Natan Fund.

Before coming to Natan, Adina oversaw student leadership programs and student programming at Yeshiva University, and was the Director of National Partnerships at Masa Israel. Adina is currently a Wexner Field Fellow. Previously, Adina was a fellow at the Ruskay Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership at UJA Federation of NY, received a certificate in Experiential Jewish Education, and received a Masters in Non-Profit Management and Public Policy from NYU Wagner. Adina was raised in both Montreal and Cincinnati, and found her love for Jewish communal work at Camp Stone, where she worked for many summers. Adina currently resides on the Upper West Side.
Julie Maschler
Julie Maschler is the Operations and Project Manager of The Natan Fund.

She is responsible for organizing the logistics of Natan's events and meetings, helping to administer the ongoing operations of Natan, updating Natan's social media accounts, and updating Natan's website. As a Jewish Foundation for the Education of Women (JFEW) Scholar, Julie was first introduced to Natan as an intern in the summer of 2013. Julie recently graduated from Brandeis University where she spent much of her time involved in the theater production world. Julie graduated with a B.A. in Sociology, and was born and raised in Queens, New York.