Fredi Brown has joined the staff of Jewish Free Loan as the organization’s services coordinator. She will be responsible for the administration of JFL’s interest-free loan program, as well as donor services. Brown will work with prospective and current loan borrowers and guarantors as they access JFL’s services and oversee donor services. Brown has a long history working within the Jewish community, both domestically and in Israel. In recent years, she has worked in various capacities for Hadassah, serving in the local, regional and national levels of leadership development. She and her husband, Howard Treshansky, are members of Congregation Or Tzion.

Mindy Franklin is the new Arizona regional manager for Volunteers for Israel. She is looking forward to building awareness and educating Arizonans to the adventure of Volunteering in Israel. This program offers individuals and groups an opportunity to make a personal difference for Israel while working with people from around the world. Al Lindeman has taken on the position of interview manager. Contact Franklin at

Michael L. Berman, DO, opened a new office for his medical practice Valley Wound Care Specialists on Jan. 17. It is located at 6320 W. Union Hills, Bldg. A, Suite 140 in Glendale. Berman specializes in wound care management and hyperbaric treatment and is board-certified in internal medicine. He previously worked out of other clinics and hospitals. Call 480-347-0844 or visit

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