Natan Fund Leadership Announcement

The Natan Fund is delighted to announce that Adina Poupko, Natan’s Associate Director, is assuming the role of Executive Director and that Felicia Herman, Natan’s longtime Executive Director, is transitioning to the role of President.

“Adina has been an exceptional leader, not only during the last several months of the pandemic, but in the years before it,” said David Steinhardt, chair of the Natan board. “She’ll lead Natan into its next phase, as we develop new ways to engage more givers, and as our grantmaking continues to evolve in tumultuous times.”

Adina has been at Natan since 2016, spending the last 5 years developing Natan’s funding priorities, overseeing core programs, and working in deep partnership with Natan’s grantees, members and philanthropic colleagues. She is a Wexner Field Fellow and a past Ruskay Fellow at UJA-Federation of New York.

As President, Felicia will remain deeply involved in Natan's thought leadership, external relations and special projects, including the incubation and launch of new initiatives such as Amplifier, which is now part of Jewish Federations of North America; and the new Shomer Collective, which focuses on improving end-of-life experiences guided by Jewish values. In addition to her role at Natan, Felicia will also continue to serve as the Director of the Aligned Grant Program of the Jewish Community Response and Impact Fund, a funding collaborative established in April 2020 to meet challenges presented by the pandemic, as well as taking on other projects.

“Adina brings intelligence, creativity, humility, warmth, and a great sense of humor to her work,” said Felicia. “She’s passionate about both sides of Natan’s work - inspiring people to give, and helping Natan members identify the best emerging initiatives for us to support. We’re all excited for her to help lead us into the future.”