Ilana Aisen is the Executive Director of JPRO Network, which connects, educates, inspires and empowers professionals working in the Jewish communal sector throughout North America. Ilana served most recently as Director of Experiential Education at UJA Federation of Greater Toronto. She was part of the founding staff team at Repair the World and concluded her tenure there as Executive Vice President.
Ilana started her career at American Jewish World Service, where she worked in a variety of program roles during seven years of rapid organizational growth and change. She holds Masters in nonprofit management and Judaic studies from New York University. Through UJA Federation of New York’s Muehlstein Institute for Jewish Professional Leadership (a predecessor to the Ruskay Institute), the Wexner Foundation, Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community, and the Schusterman Foundation, Ilana has been the beneficiary of professional development opportunities that grew her ability to exercise leadership in the Jewish community.
She is passionate about maximizing opportunities for our 80,000 North American colleagues to contribute at their highest potential and build exciting and fulfilling careers in our field. She also once won an AJWS staff scrabble tournament in which Ruth Messinger was the runner up. Ilana lives in Toronto with her husband Eli and their two young children.