The opening of the Atlanta Jewish Film Festival brought down the curtain on Lesli Greenberg’s time as the organization’s development director because she is moving to Jewish Family & Career Services at the end of January as its chief development officer.

Her hiring by JF&CS follows Jeff Holland’s appointment as the agency’s chief financial officer in October.

Lesli Greenberg

Lesli Greenberg

Greenberg had spent the past five years with the film festival. She oversaw all aspects of fundraising, including the annual and specialty campaigns, special events, grant writing, and major gifts. She was instrumental in the festival’s transition from American Jewish Committee program to independent 501(c)3 nonprofit.

Her career also has included the DeKalb Department of Family and Children Services, Kool Smiles, and the Giving Tree, a nonprofit child placement agency she founded.

She will focus on the overall JF&CS development strategy and engage in direct fundraising.

Jill Cohen, who has been promoted to development director from associate director, will continue to lead the annual campaign, which has grown from less than $300,000 to more than $1.4 million under her direction since 2004.

“Lesli’s commitment to human services, her close relationships with community stakeholders and her strategic approach to resource development position her well for continued success,” JF&CS CEO Rick Aranson said. “With her as CDO, Jill as director and our strong development team, I am most confident in our achievement of our ambitions fundraising goals and overall sustainability.”

New CFO Holland spent eight years in financial positions with Ingersoll-Rand, Cintas and Owens Corning before moving into the nonprofit world as chief operating officer and then chief financial officer with Lott Industries of Toledo, Ohio. The Detroit native moved to Atlanta in 2013 to work with a startup.
Holland’s experience in the disabilities field and his financial expertise makes him perfect for the CFO position, Aranson said. “He is committed to fiscal transparency, accountability, and, most important, to the JF&CS mission of providing hope and opportunity to our clients.”