Elissa Maier is the Senior Director of Learning and Development at the Jewish Federations of North America Mandel Center for Leadership Excellence.
Elissa has worked in the Jewish communal field for over 25 years.
Prior to working at JFNA, Elissa worked as the NJ Regional Director of the Jewish Theological Seminary and as a major gifts director at the American Society for Technion.
Elissa has also worked as a consultant and trainer in the areas of board governance, program management, effective communication skills and volunteer professional relations as well as many other topics.
has taught courses and conducted board retreats for UJA-Federation Weiner Center
and various synagogues and day schools.
As a volunteer, Elissa
recently completed her
term as President of the Solomon Schechter Day School of Bergen County
is active in her
synagogue and volunteers in the community.
Elissa has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Yeshiva University and a BA from the University of Miami.
husband Bruce are the proud parents of two daughters, Jordana and Alexandra.