Stephanie Smartschan

Stephanie Smartschan brings more than a decade of communications experience to her role as Director of Marketing at the Jewish Federation.


Born and raised in New York, Stephanie spent nine years in Massachusetts before relocating to the Lehigh Valley in 2011.


Before starting at the Federation, Stephanie served as the communications coordinator for the Cape Cod Commercial Fishermen’s Alliance, a nationally recognized non-profit in Chatham, Mass. Previously, she worked as a reporter and copy editor at the Cape Cod Times, where she covered casinos, Indian tribes, courts and nuclear power plants for Cape Cod’s only daily newspaper with a circulation of 50,000. Her work garnered a multitude of regional awards. She has also written for The Boston Globe and The Patriot Ledger of Quincy, Mass.


Her background in journalism serves her well in overseeing the production of HAKOL, the monthly newspaper published by the Federation’s Marketing Department.


Stephanie has a bachelor's degree in journalism with minor concentrations in political science and history from Boston’s Northeastern University. She has studied at the American University of Paris and is a Birthright Israel alumna.


Stephanie lives in Zionsville with her husband, Adam, a Lehigh Valley native, and their daughters Emma and Lily.


Stephanie can be reached at 610-821-5500 x328 or stephanie@jflv.org.