Meet Our Regional Committee

Lenna Peterson,  President

Hey NFTY! My name is Lenna, and I could not be more thrilled to be your President this year! I am a rising senior at Bloomfield Hills High School, where I'm Editor-In-Chief of The Hawkeye newspaper, a forensics team captain, a stage manager for my school's theatre program, and the co-president of Because We Care Club. In my free time, I love to read, write, and travel, and I spend my summers at URJ GUCI. I absolutely love NFTY because it is an incredibly welcoming organization that allows everyone involved to learn, grow, and make friendships that will last a lifetime! I aspire to continue to work to build a region that fosters community and irreplaceable bonds.

Maddie Toby,  Programming  Vice  President

Hi NFTY:) My name is Maddie Toby, and I am so incredibly excited to be this year's Programming Vice President! I’m a rising senior at Walled Lake Northern High School, and I am a member at Temple Shir Shalom! I am currently on the board of my school's GSA club, and I am involved in my school's theater program.  I am also very passionate about human rights! I enjoy driving around with friends and jamming out to music! Additionally, I play the ukulele, mandolin, and the guitar! I love NFTY because it provides me with incredible opportunities, as well as amazing friendships!  I am so excited to have the opportunity of growing NFTY Michigan with a group of amazing and passionate teens! 

Lizzie Bassin,  Social  Action  Vice  President

Hi NFTY! My name is Lizzie Bassin, I am so excited to be your Social Action Vice President! I am a rising junior at Grand Blanc High School and a member of Congregation Shir Tikvah in Troy. In my free time, I love playing viola, and doing anything that has to do with using creativity. I love NFTY because of the amazing community and opportunities, whether that is with Judaism or not, that I have.

Bailey Mingus, Communications  Vice  President

Bailey is super excited to be NFTY-MI’s CVP this year! She’s a rising sophomore at Groves High School and belongs to Temple Shir Shalom in West Bloomfield. At school, she’s part of the Forensics team, a cappella/show choir, and orchestra. Outside of school, she loves reading, running, playing the guitar, and taking care of her plants. NFTY is an awesome community and she can’t wait to learn, grow and meet new people this year!

NFTY Michigan is governed by a committee of teen leaders who are appointed to serve a one-year term. Regional committee members play a critical role in all aspects of running the region including event planning and marketing. The regional committee is mentored by the NFTY Midwest Area Manager who oversees all programs and administration.


Stacy Bernstein


Stacy is a St. Louis native, and grew up at Goldman Union Camp Institute (GUCI). She was involved in NFTY Missouri…