Staff Listing

Main line: 214.615.9351

Fax: 214.363.5942

Megan Hyman

Background   Megan serves the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation and its related organization, the Southwest Community Foundation, as President and CEO. In this role, she leads a team focused on advising individuals, families and community agencies, with the mandate to help them achieve their strategic philanthropic goals and to increase support for the dynamic Jewish community in Dallas, Israel and around the world.
Prior to this role, Megan spent 15+ years as a Banker with J.P. Morgan Chase, advising both corporations and individuals. Most of her career was within the Private Bank, where she was responsible for business management, attracting and retaining new high net worth clients, growing assets under management, and providing strategic advice for families across the full spectrum of their wealth management needs, including philanthropic giving.
As a first generation college student, Megan attended Indiana University where she earned a B.S. degree in Marketing from the Kelley School of Business. While in college, she was an active member of Kappa Delta Sorority, the Global Sales Leadership Society and AIESEC.
Outside of work, Megan enjoys spending time with her husband and two young children, reading and traveling.

Herbert Barrera

Accounting Associate
Background   A native of West Texas, Herb grew up in Lubbock and attended Texas Tech with a scholarship from the Lubbock Arts District. After visiting Dallas on spring break, Herb moved to Dallas and earned an Associate's Degree in Accounting. Gaining extensive experience in analytical finance, Herb then worked for a local real estate company. Herb joined the Foundation in 2008 and is mainly responsible for the Supporting Organizations and presently assists with daily accounting operations.

Herb lives in Carrollton, Texas with his wife and a daughter who is currently about to graduate from high school. Herb, involved with family and community activities, enjoys many aspects of art including life drawing, acrylic painting, wood work and transparency watercolor. Herb utilizes his personal pastime by participating in local craft shows.

Risa Gross

Development Officer
Background   Risa Gross (she/her) joined DJCF in 2023, bringing with her both public charity and private foundation experience. Born and raised in Dallas, she is committed to tikkun olam -- repairing the world -- in her native city and beyond. In her role as Development Officer, she builds relationships with the professional advisor community, in addition to serving fundholders and partner agencies.

Risa holds an A.B. in Public and International Affairs from Princeton University and a J.D. from American University. She is a Leadership Dallas alumna and has served on a number of nonprofit boards: Anti-Defamation League (Texoma), Human Rights Initiative of North Texas, National Council of Jewish Women (Greater Dallas), and Temple Emanu-El of Dallas. In her free time, Risa is likely to be found with a book or a dog -- or both.


Faces Of The Foundation

We believe that the Jewish Community Foundation is one of the lowest cost, most efficient, best managed foundations we know of...
Joyce and Selly Belofsky
While I was giving birth to my son three years ago, I went suddenly blind. I had to move forward with my life, so I decided to get a guide dog, Roxi. Thank you for caring, and for being so generous. You are changing lives...
Chag Sameach, Ruth & Roxi
We delight in the vibrant, diverse, active, growing greater Dallas Jewish community, and feel our participation with the DJCF assures its continued growth and development...
Carol and Harold Pinker
Through the visionary grant of the DJCF, the Gardens of Friendship project is opening the world of gardening to our children, helping them grow and bloom along with their gardens...
2016 Gardens of Friendship Project Recipient
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Josh O. Ungerman
Establishing a scholarship fund at the Dallas Jewish Community Foundation has proven to be an immense joy to clients who have done so...
Ira Silverman, Silverman Goodwin LLP
The two time assistance from the Priya Fund allowed us to focus on the physical aspect of the treatment. Thank G-d, we are now the proud parents of Ari and Eliana...
Shira and Dmitriy Olukhov and Family
For me, the reward of being a DJCF fund holder is equally matched by the honor of serving on a DJCF scholarship committee...
Ann Zimmerman Gallant
I am forever indebted to DJCF for their generosity in awarding me scholarships* to receive my college degree...
Jordan Herskowitz
Having a DJCF donor advised fund for many years has greatly simplified our charitable giving. Through our donor advised fund, we are able to recommend grants to many worthy organizations and fulfill our desire to help make the world a bette…
Julie and Scott Miller and Family

Contact Us

Dallas Jewish Community Foundation
Byrna & Joe Funk Family
Philanthropy Center
12700 Hillcrest Road, Suite 201
Dallas, Texas 75230

Phone: (214) 615-9351
Fax: (214) 363-5942