Board Of Governors, 2021 – 2023

The Executive Directors who serve voluntarily on the NAASE Board of Governors bring together their experience and their commitment to the profession of synagogue management for the benefit of their colleagues in the field and the congregations of the Conservative Movement.

Each brings specific insights and unique strengths to the shared efforts of the Board, serving in various capacities simultaneously – some as committee chairs, others as special project managers, and others as consultants and liaisons to the Board at large.

Guided by the Association’s Constitution and mindful of the dynamic needs of Executive Directors scattered across the North American continent, the Board of Governors oversees the interrelated functioning of the committees and individuals who develop and sustain the diverse programming of the Association. Currently, twenty one Governors guide the professional association of over 300 members.

Lori Dafilou, FSA, 
Congregation Beth Am Israel, Penn Valley, PA

Senior Vice President 
Hal Ossman, FSA
B’nai Israel Congregation, Rockville, MD

Vice President 
Stephanie Krasman, FSA
Beth Sholom Synagogue, Toronto, ON

Vice President 
Lynne Balaban, FSA, 
Temple Beth Zion-Beth Israel, Philadelphia, PA  

Ken Krivitzky, FSA
Temple Beth Hillel-Beth El, Wynnewood, PA

Rivka Campbell, FSA
Beth Tikvah Synagogue, Toronto, ON

Immediate Past President

Harvey M. Brenner, FSA, FTA
Temple Beth Ahm Yisrael, Springfield, NJ



Board Members

  • Kim Beame- Congregation Shaarei Kodesh, Boca Raton, FL
  • Joel Berger, FSA – The Jewish Center, Princeton, NJ
  • Andrew Burger, FSA – Congregation Beth Yeshurun, Houston, TX
  • Shai Habosha- B’nai Aviv, Weston, FL 
  • Corie Hampton – Beth David Synagogue, Greensboro, NC
  • Stuart Kirsch – Congregation B’nai Shalom, Walnut Creek, CA
  • Shari Lipp-Levine, FSA – Congregation Beth El Zedeck, Indianapolis, IN
  • Debra Lytle- Congregation Anshei Israel, Tucson, AZ
  • Gideon Manzur – Temple Etz Chaim, Thousand Oaks, CA
  • Barry Nove, FSA – Agudas Achim Congregation, Alexandria, VA
  • Renalee Pflug – Adat Shalom Synagogue, Los Angeles, CA
  • Helene Santo, FSA – Congregation Or Zarua, New York, NY
  • Mitch Weiss, FSA – Congregation Kol Ami, Tampa, FL
  • Deborah Zeger, FSA – Temple Beth El, Temple Beth El, Rochester, NY

Our Past Presidents remain active as consultants to the Board of Governors, occasionally with several of them serving as ex-officio voting members of the Board of Governors, and as committee and special project chairpersons. They continue to represent NAASE with distinction, to several of our sister organizations.,