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.
Jackie Fishman
Jackie Fishman is Assistant Director of The Natan Fund.

She is responsible for overseeing Natan's grants process, researching new grants initiatives, managing internal operations and HR procedures, working with Natan's current membership and is part of the overall strategic visioning for the organization. Prior to Natan, Jackie was a fellow at Insight: The Schusterman Fellowship for Jewish Community, through which she worked at three top Jewish organizations: the Foundation for Jewish Camp, Natan, and Hazon.

Jackie was born and raised in New York City. She earned a B.A. in English and Economics from Binghamton University.
Adina Poupko
Adina Poupko became Program Officer at The Natan Fund in 2016.

Prior to Natan, Adina was Director of Recruitment at Masa Israel Journey, overseeing national recruitment strategies and national partnerships. Before joining Masa, Adina was Associate Director of Student Life at Yeshiva University for three years, creating leadership development programs for students. Adina was born in Montreal and raised in both Montreal and Cincinnati. After receiving a B.A. in Political Science at Yeshiva University, she received an M.A. in Non-Profit Management and Public Policy at NYU’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service.
Julie Maschler
Julie Maschler is the Operations Coordinator 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.
Alma Gadot Perez
Alma Gadot Perez is Natan’s Grant Consultant in Israel.

She is responsible for vetting Israeli grant applicants, developing partnerships and strategy, and providing Israeli grantees with strategic guidance.  She also supports Amplifier’s partnerships in Israel.

Through her consulting practice, "Shelanu", Alma helps organizations and people of vision to find, define and pursue their own impact in Israel. She has extensive professional experience in the Israeli nonprofit and public sectors, having worked for JDC’s Israel Institute for Leadership and Governance (Elka), the Israeli Ministry of Social Affairs' Strategic Planning Division, the Israel Democracy Institute and the Milken Institute. Alma is a member of the ROI Community and volunteers on the auditing committee of The Public Knowledge Workshop - "Hasadna." She earned an M.A. in Public Policy from the Hebrew University’s Federmann School of Government and Policy honors program. Born and raised in Israel, Alma lived in Canada, Belgium and the United States before returning to Israel in 2012. She lives in Modiin with her husband, Dr. Nahshson Perez, and two sons.