Wendy Stark, Executive Board Member, Merage JCC of Orange County, Irvine, USA

Wendy Stark

Wendy Stark is a passionate advocate for community building, and has been making a difference to the Orange County Jewish community since moving there nearly 27 years ago.
Having grown up in the predominantly Jewish town of Skokie, Illinois, Wendy sought a more visible Jewish community in her new hometown and decided to get involved with the local Jewish Community Center. For years, she has been a part of its growth and transformation, including the move to its new home in 2004. She has shared her enthusiasm and leadership ability as a JCC board member since 2000, and as Co-chair of the 2009 and 2013 JCC Maccabi ArtsFest hosted by the Merage JCC.
With her past career as an industrial designer, Wendy is able to apply her professional experience in bringing creativity and ingenuity to the numerous committees and projects she supports. She co-chaired the Merage JCC’s Wines & Steins in 2010, and the Celebration Ball in 2011, 2012 and 2014. As an executive board member at the Merage JCC, she serves on the marketing, finance, governance and JCC Cares Social Action committees, and chairs the personnel committee.
Wendy is married to David Stark, Vice President Sales & Marketing, CNN Networks, and has two children living in the San Francisco Bay Area.