Professional Team

Sossena Walter

Sossena Walter, CPA, joined the Foundation in August 2017 as its Director of Finance and Accounting. Previously, Sossena served as the Controller at the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.  She has extensive accounting experience in non-profit organizations, including the Jewish Community Federation of San Francisco and the San Francisco Ballet. Sossena has a Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Golden Gate University in San Francisco and is a Certified Public Accountant. Originally from Ethiopia, Sossena has lived in the Bay Area for most of her life.  In her free time, Sossena and her husband, Guido, enjoy hiking and traveling.

The Jim Joseph Foundation invests in promising Jewish education grant initiatives. We partner with effective organizations that seek to inspire young people to discover the joy of living vibrant Jewish lives.