Michael Novick has served as executive director for strategic development of the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) since 1999. His primary responsibilities include developing strategic partnerships between JDC and US Jewish communities, as well as donor directed giving opportunities.
Prior to assuming his current position, Michael served in Jewish Federations over a period of 24 years. Before joining JDC, he served as executive vice president of the Jewish Federation of Greater Seattle. Michael received a MSW from the University of Maryland and MA in Jewish History from Baltimore Hebrew College. He received a BS in sociology from the University of Houston.
Michael and his wife Tina are both originally from El Paso, Texas, and have resided in Bellevue, WA for the past 24 years. They have two children, both of whom are married: Daniel of Dallas, Texas, and Alyssa Zupnick of Scottsdale, Arizona.