Naomi Adler, Esq.

President & CEO

Naomi Adler became CEO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia in May 2014. She and her team have already spearheaded several dynamic initiatives, including a complete rebranding of the organization; Enhanced Strategic Philanthropy to raise even more resources; a multi-platform media plan, including a robust digital presence; and a new Community Engagement department, which launched and executed a yearlong Israel70 engagement project in 2018 spanning the entire Greater Philadelphia region. Adler is also a member of the Jewish Agency for Israel’s Board of Governors, Forum of Executive Women and serves on the Advisory Board of Vision 2020, which celebrates women’s leadership nationwide.

Prior to this position, Adler served as President and CEO of two different United Way organizations in New York for 13 years. Hailing from Rochester, NY, Naomi graduated Mount Holyoke College and SUNY Buffalo School of Law before returning to her hometown to work in private practice and then as an Assistant District Attorney for Monroe County. Her reputation as a successful prosecutor in cases of violence against women and children, and later as a community advocate for families living in poverty, have earned Adler a number of honors, including national recognition at the State of the Union address to Congress in 2013. She is proud of her three (baseball fanatic) sons and her husband, Rabbi Brian Beal. Contact Naomi at

Melissa B. Greenberg

Executive Vice President

Melissa has led the philanthropy efforts of many civic, cultural and educational institutions in Philadelphia. Before she became Chief Development Officer for the Jewish Federation, she was vice president of development for the Free Library of Philadelphia Foundation where she designed Building Inspiration, the campaign for the Free Library System. Previously, Melissa directed Access to Excellence for Temple University and the $265 million Campaign to Build the Kimmel Center. A native Philadelphian, her career was launched when she worked with Mayor Ed Rendell to build initiatives to position Philadelphia as a destination city. Contact Melissa at

Melissa S. Johnson

Chief Planning and Strategy Officer

Melissa S. Johnson (“Missy”) is the Chief Planning and Strategy Officer for the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Prior to joining the Jewish Federation, Missy served as the Executive Director for Main Line Reform Temple in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania. As a career labor and employment attorney, Missy also served as General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources (and Senior Development Officer) for the Girl Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania, as well as General Counsel & Vice President of Human Resources of Strategic Management Group, Inc. Missy also worked as a labor and employment attorney for the law firm of Blank Rome LLP and McCausland, Keen & Buckman, providing corporate, employment law, and human resources services to for-profit and non-profit organizations. Missy holds a Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law, as well as a Doctorate of Clinical Psychology and a Masters Degree from Widener University Institute for Graduate Clinical Psychology. She is a member of the National Association for Temple Administration where she served as the Vice President for Strategic Engagement, as well as Ethics Committee Chair. She currently serves on the Congregational Ethics Task Force for the Union for Reform Judaism. Missy also serves on the Legal Committee of the Reform Pension Board. Contact Missy at or 215.832.0586.


Jerome Nachlis, CPA, CGMA

Chief Financial Officer

Jerome Nachlis joined the Jewish Federation after more than 25 years of for-profit industry experience. He oversees the finance, treasury, human resources, information technology and building operations departments. Jerome previously worked for Cosmo Films, an international manufacturer and distributor of thermal laminate films where he served as chief financial officer. He was the CFO for Foxfire Printing and Packaging, Inc., a $25 million offset and digital print company, and CFO for the ImageFirst group of businesses. As an entrepreneur in the direct sale uniform business, he was the president of ImageFirst Professional Apparel. He also worked for DuPont, ACTIV-e Solutions, the Campbell Soup Company and KPMG. Contact Jerome at

Steven Rosenberg

Chief Operating Officer

Steven Rosenberg leads the Jewish Federation’s marketing and communications efforts and he oversees all business aspects of the Jewish Exponent, the second oldest continuously published Jewish weekly paper in the U.S. Previously, Steve was vice president of marketing and communications for the National Constitution Center. He has worked for the Washington Bullets (now Wizards) and Spectacor, and was the founder of the sports and entertainment company Myriad Associates, working with the National Hockey League, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, Disney’s World on Ice, Nickelodeon and the World Wrestling Federation. He has been an adjunct professor in the School of Tourism and Hospitality at Temple University. Contact Steve at