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Board Chair

Allison Gingold

Allison Gingold has been the Chair of JPAC’s Board of Directors since January 2021, and also served as Interim Executive Director for six months during JPAC’s leadership transition.

Allison has been an active leader in the Sylvia Weisz Women’s Philanthropy for the Jewish Federation of Greater Los Angeles for over 20 years. Serving as Chair of L’Dor V’dor, she has inspired thousands to step up in support of the Jewish community. She has served as Vice-Chair for five years and co-chair of the Pritzker Series. She received the Doris Factor Young Women’s Leadership Award in 2014. She is also a current member of JFGLA’s legal and civic engagement network as well as a Community Leadership Institute mentor. Elected President of University Women of American Jewish University in 2013, she continued her presidency for three years, providing educational and cultural programs for women, including a focus on Jewish themes, personal spirituality, world awareness, health, and community activism.

As an attorney, Allison serves as the Los Angeles Affiliate for the Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, committed to raising awareness, growing the SCA Survivor Network, and the importance of early CPR and easy access to automated external defibrillators (AEDs) for the chain of survival. A member of the Greater Los Angeles advocacy committee of the American Heart Association, she was the 2015 recipient of the AHA Outstanding Advocacy Award, one of the top honors given to volunteers in the Western States Affiliate, for her advocacy in legislation, education, and AED programs in schools and other public places. She serves on the Executive Board for the SAM Initiative, a social venture fund comprised of philanthropic women that fund and support programs that significantly improve the lives of women, children, and families in the Greater Los Angeles area. She has been a Contributing Editor to Maria Shriver’s Sunday Paper, a weekly newsletter publication.

Allison received her undergraduate degree from UCLA and her JD from Southwestern University School of Law. She currently lives in Los Angeles, where she raised her four children with Randall Gingold, z”l.

Past Chairs

Lynn Bunim, 2019-2020

Cece Feiler, 2017-2018

Jerilyn Gelt, 2015-2016

Dave Rand, 2013-2014

Michael Sweet, 2011-2012

Marc Carrel, 2009-2010

Nancy Goldberg, 2007-2008

David O. Levine, 2005-2006

Michael Futterman, 2003-2004

Barbara Yaroslavsky, 2001-2002