Rella is a Program Officer supporting grants management, performance management and evaluation. Rella brings to the Foundation a breadth and depth of experience from the for-profit, non-profit, Jewish and secular sectors. Rella began her career as a Program Specialist with Jewish Women International, a leading Jewish organization working to end domestic violence and promote healthy relationships. Most recently, Rella has spent the last four years building performance and evaluation capacity in the federal government, first as a federal employee with the U.S. Department of Housing and Development and then as a consultant with Grant Thornton, supporting the Department of Homeland Security.
In a volunteer capacity, Rella is a board member of Elijah’s Journey, a Jewish non-profit based in New York that promotes mental health and suicide awareness in the Jewish community. Rella also serves as a peer support counselor for the National Capital Region chapter of the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.
Rella holds a degree in Psychology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and is a Six Sigma Green Belt. Rella lives in Washington, DC with her husband, Avi, and son, Ronen. In her spare time, she loves to read and is always recipe testing for her gluten-free and allergy-friendly food blog.