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Executive Director

Chris Cheniae, our new Executive Director since October 2021, comes to us via a successful 30+ year career in both the for-profit and non-profit worlds. A collaborative leader and problem solver, Chris has held positions from National Sales Manager to VP of Sales and from Senior Director to our Executive Director.

Chris is a past President of Temple Emanu-El in Dallas, TX, where he also served as Executive Vice President, Treasurer, and Board member. Chris has also been an active member and served on the Dallas AJC Board.

Married in 1991 to Karen (Schneider) and they have one son, Joseph, who is a proud graduate of Levine Academy. Both Chris and Karen grew up in Maryland just outside of Washington D.C. where Joseph went to college. Joe is now living in NYC where his dad began his career some 30 years prior. 

You may contact Chris via email at

Fri, June 21 2024 15 Sivan 5784