Michael Balaban

President & CEO

Michael brings more than 30 years of experience in nonprofit management to his role as President and Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia. Michael previously served as the President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of Broward County, Chief Development Officer for the Atlanta Jewish Federation, and before that, as Director of Development for Penn Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Michael believes that the Jewish Federation should both enchant and captivate members of the community when they are looking to access the richness and diversity of the Jewish experience. Contact Michael at ceo@jewishphilly.org. Read more about Michael here.

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 mgreenberg@jewishphilly.org.


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 srosenberg@jewishphilly.org.


Chief Financial Officer

Nikki DiCaro leads the Jewish Federation’s finance, treasury accounting, information technology and systems and database structuring and integrity. Previously, Nikki was Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer at the Please Touch Museum. She has worked for the American Friends Service Committee, Treatment Research Institute, The University of Pennsylvania and was a general partner and managing director in several late state venture capital funds that invested in over sixty transactions. She is a published author of eighteen novels. Contact Nikki at ndicaro@jewishphilly.org