Kathi Barnhard

Job Title

BJE Board, Vice President
Kathi Barnhard VP BJE Board


Kathi lives in Beverlywood but dreams about spending more time in Israel. She is married to Gary Hiller and they have three children: Yonah, Micah and Maital. Kathi and Gary met when they both worked for AIPAC in Washington, DC after college. Kathi graduated from UC Berkeley with a BA in Cultural Anthropology. She also attended Hebrew University, Jerusalem and Pardes Institute, Jerusalem.

Kathi participates in BJE as a member of the Board Member Education and Engagement Committee. Several years ago she was part of the Educational Services Committee that evaluated how well BJE programs fit the organization’s mission. She has served as the Director of Development and the Admissions Director at Maimonides Academy where she also was co-PTA President. Kathi’s other involvements include Young Israel of Century City, where she currently serves as Board Chair.

Keeping active is important to Kathi. Her favorite sport is skiing and she also loves to spin, cycle, rollerblade and hike. Other of her interests are cooking, taking photos, going to photography exhibits, traveling, spending time at the beach, and engaging in volunteer activities that support Israel.