Risa Raich, President of the JCC Board of Directors
Risa has lived in Stamford, CT for 12 years with her husband, Steve, and their four daughters, Jordana, Talia, Leah and Daniella. Risa served as the Snack Chair for the 2006 Stamford JCC Maccabi Games. She participated in the Behrend Institute leadership program in 2007-8. She served as PA President at the JCC Sara Walker Nursery school from 2007-09. She was awarded the Esther Leah Ritz next generation award in 2010 and lead The Center Women as President from 2010-12. She has been a member of the JCC Board of Directors since 2010 where she has served as Vice President and First Vice President. She has been a board champion of Leadership Development and Early Childhood & Youth Programming. She has chaired the JCC’s tennis outing, the gala journal and multiple Mitzvah Days. She has been a member of several committees and task forces including: Nominating, Finance, Centennial, O-la-mi Strategic Planning, JCC Food Service, Executive Search, Security. She is the was most recently the Administration Chair for the 2016 JCC Maccabi Games & ArtsFest. She is an active member of the Parent’s Association at Bi-Cultural Day School where she recently served as Vice President of Fundraising. Risa enjoys hiking, running, skiing, and playing tennis.
Risa graduated magna cum laude from York University with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Masters of Marketing Research from the University of Georgia. She spent her sophomore year of college at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem in the One Year Program where she met her husband, Steve. Risa was a Market Intelligence Program Manager at IBM in New York City and managed web market research.
She has worked at Goldfarb Consultants in Toronto and New York City where she managed research projects for a number of Fortune 500 clients.