Ellen Friedman Sacks is the Executive Director of the Jewish Free Loan of Phoenix and the President of IAJFL. She has been part of JFL since 2010 – serving on the Board of Directors before joining the staff in 2012 as the organization’s first Director of Programs and PR.
Ellen has more than 25 years of experience working with nonprofit organizations, including SOVA Kosher Food Pantry & Resource Center (Los Angeles, CA), MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Phoenix. Ellen currently serves on the Emergency Food & Shelter Program’s allocation committee. She volunteers with several community groups, is a former mentor in the Women’s Leadership Institute (Co-Horts 1 & 2) and participated in the inaugural class of 50 Women Who Will Change the World – a leadership program for nonprofit professionals designed by Take the Lead Arizona.
Ellen has a graduate degree in public administration and lives in Phoenix with her two kids, Leah and Justin.