Paul has served as the Chief Executive Officer of the PJCC since 2015. He leads the senior management team and is the Center’s main spokesperson, ambassador, and fundraiser. Under his leadership, the PJCC has expanded mission critical programs, engaged in a forward-thinking Strategic Plan, and completed multiple major campus development initiatives. Paul’s leadership style is relational, inclusive, and approachable. He has expanded and enriched community partnerships, developed and cultivated philanthropic support, enhanced our internal staff culture, and engaged the Board of Directors.
Before coming to the PJCC, Paul spent 11 years as the Executive Director at Temple Sinai in Oakland, California. Prior to that, he led programs at the Marin JCC as the Director of Youth and Family programs and as the Director of Teen Services. Paul has also worked as a special education teacher and an outdoor guide for an adventure travel company. In 1997, he earned a master’s degree in Psychology and credits that training to much of his success as an organizational leader. His hobbies and interests include a love of nature, world music, comparative religions, and film.
A native of Atlanta, Paul moved to the Bay Area in 1995 and met his wife, Laura, while working at the Marin JCC. Laura has a successful Life Coaching business and she teaches dance classes. The couple are the proud parents of Elijah, 16, and Gabriel, 13, and they enjoy family time hiking, having good friends over to their backyard, and traveling.