Chief Executive Officer
Judy Halper has more than 30 years of experience in the social service sector, with more than 2 decades in the Jewish communal service field. She currently serves as Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis where she has held the position since 2005.
Judy was born and raised in Minneapolis. She holds a Master’s Degree in Clinical Psychology from Antioch University West in San Francisco and undergraduate degrees from the University of Minnesota in both Psychology and Women’s Studies. Judy’s early career focused on therapeutic interventions with victims of abuse, those with dual diagnoses, and criminal populations. She authored a training manual on prevention of child sexual abuse which was implemented in many states throughout the U.S.
Judy held licenses as a Psychologist and Certified School Psychologist. Prior to employment with Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Minneapolis, Judy worked in the Minneapolis Public Schools and several social service agencies. Her employment over the past 26 years at JFCS Minneapolis includes serving as Clinical Director, Chief Program Officer and Development Director.
Judy currently serves as the Board Chair of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies. Judy also serves as a member of the Minneapolis Foundation Board where she serves on its Audit Committee.
Judy is known for her public speaking skills and her big vision perspectives. She is an advocate for children, families, and vulnerable populations.
Chief Operating Officer
John Colborn is Chief Operating Officer of JEVS Human Services, a multi-faceted nonprofit organization serving the greater Philadelphia region. In this role, he oversees the organization’s efforts to enhance the dignity, independence, and life opportunities for over 30,000 young people and adults. Operating with an annual budget of over $90 million, JEVS has over 2,000 employees and 40 successful programs providing skills development, job readiness and career services, vocational rehabilitation, recovery services, adult residential and day services, and in home personal assistance.
Prior to joining JEVS, Colborn amassed over 30 years of experience with community-based and national nonprofits, including the Aspen institute, Ford Foundation, and Philadelphia-based Reinvestment Fund. His areas of expertise include post-secondary education and workforce development practice and policy; foundation operations, grant management, and program-related investments; job creation and economic development; community colleges; and functional expertise in technology, facilities management, and human resources.
In addition to his service to NJHSA, he maintains leadership roles with a range of national boards of directors including the Foundation Center, the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, and the Graduate Network. Colborn holds a BA from Oberlin College and a Master of Business Administration from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
Of Counsel at Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, Erik was a partner in the Firm’s Banking and Project Finance groups from 1989-2015. His practice focuses on transactional banking, commercial law, reorganizations and bankruptcy. Erik also currently serves as a Director of the Third Street Music School Settlement, a community music school founded in 1894 to serve impoverished immigrants of the lower East Side of New York. He also helped to organize and serves as a director of the Good People Fund, an organization that provides financial support and management guidance to small and mid-sized non-profits headed by dynamic Good People who are devoted to tikkun olam. He holds a JD from SUNY Buffalo Law School.
Chief Executive Officer
David B. Marcu has been a member of the professional team at Israel Elwyn, an organization that provides support services for about 4,000 children and adults with disabilities throughout Israel, since he moved to Israel in 1984 and has been its CEO since 1993. The organization has grown more than 10-fold under his leadership and is the largest non-profit organization serving individuals with disabilities in Israel.
He is currently the Treasurer of the NJHSA and is a past president of the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services. He serves on the board of Civic Leadership, which is the umbrella organization of civil society and non-profit organizations (NPO) in Israel and is a member of the board of the “CEO Forum” of NPO’s in Israel. He has long been a member of the Board of Directors of the Israel Council on Social Welfare and is active in many other organizations in Israel and overseas.
David has been married to Rona (Solomon) Marcu of Vancouver, BC, Canada, for 32 years. They have two adult children and two grandchildren. David received his BA from Brandeis University, an MA in Talmud and Rabbinics from the Jewish Theological Seminary of America and an MBA from Temple University.
President & CEO
Paula Goldstein, president and CEO of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia since September 2011, has worked within the Jewish community for more than 30 years. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Paula served as the COO for JFCS and held numerous director positions. As CEO Paula has established a dynamic executive team, implemented a strategic plan and moved the organization’s budget from $10 to $15 million. Strengthening the leadership development of both the board and staff has been one of Paula’s primary goals, along with expanding JFCS’ reach in the community to ensure that the organization is providing care for the changing needs of individuals and families.
Paula currently serves on the board of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) as well as the Hillel of Ithaca College. She served as Chair of the Network’s inaugural 2018 Conference in Chicago, Il. She is a member of the Forum for Executive Women and is past president of Temple Sinai synagogue in Dresher, Pennsylvania. Paula received her certificate in Executive Leadership from the Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute of Bryn Mawr College in 2011 and her master’s degree from the Columbia School of Social Work in 1981. She is married, has four children and four grandchildren.
Chief Executive Officer
Perry Ohren has been the CEO of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFSMD) since 2011. Prior to that, since 2004, he has worked at JFSMD, first as the Director of Older Adult Services and then as the Chief Program Officer. Ohren worked for the Jewish Federation in Detroit as its NORC Director, helping older adults to age in place. Before that he worked for Detroit’s Jewish Vocational Service, supervising and managing a variety of programs and services including refugee employment services, supported employment services and school to work transition.
Before this Ohren worked at Wayne State University supervising a program that trained students to work in the Child Welfare arena. He started his professional career at JFSMD in the early 1990s as a clinical social worker in a family violence intervention program. Ohren has served on the following Boards of Directors: Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, Metro In-Home Solutions, Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies, Oak Park Business and Education Alliance, Greater Detroit Network of Social Innovators, KADIMA and the Wayne State University School of Social Work Board of Visitors. He received his MSW and BA degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the 1980s. Ohren grew up in Cincinnati and has three young adult children.
Linda L. Burger
Linda L. Burger’s entire professional life has been devoted to leading and shaping a robust resume of work in the Houston Jewish community, most recently in creating significant social service programs as CEO of Jewish Family Service of Houston. Since becoming CEO in 2005, Linda and her team have instituted game- changing initiatives that have transformed and expanded the agency’s ability to respond to basic needs and community emergencies and focus on erasing stigmas associated with disability and mental health issues. Linda’s inspiring leadership on inclusion of and advocacy for people with disabilities and the prevention of suicide and substance misuse has received national recognition. In addition, her leadership work related to seniors, employment and Behavioral and Mental Health Services have made JFS a premiere agency in the region. This includes an emphasis on being a teaching institution for the helping professions.
Prior to her current position, she served in senior management at the Jewish Federation of Greater Houston for 17 years and then as Executive Director of the Houston Chapter of the American Jewish Committee. Linda received her undergraduate and Master of Science in Social Work degrees from the University of Texas in Austin.
The deep expertise and contacts Linda gained along her professional journey aligned in life-changing ways when reoccurring floods devastated the Houston community. Jumping into immediate action, and despite the fact that she and many on her team were personally affected, Linda and the JFS Disaster Services Response Team wasted no time. They showed up with outstretched hands, offering everything from immediate basic needs to long-term recovery services. As a result, the agency was recognized by both the United Way and the Jewish community as a leader in helping those impacted by flooding in southwest Houston. This, in turn, gave donors and funds the confidence to commit over $10 million in aid and disaster case management resources to JFS in the first few months following Harvey.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Linda has led the agency team to continue to provide professional and compassionate assistance without an interruption of service, even as the agency transitioned to video therapy.
Linda’s impact in the human service arena is felt both local and nationally. In Houston, she serves on the City of Houston Redevelopment and Drainage Task Force, the Cultivating Families Advisory Board and is past chair of the Network of Behavioral Health Providers. She also serves as Treasurer on the national board of RespectAbility and is an advisor for the Center for Future Planning Advisory Council of the National ARC.
Linda is a recipient of four prestigious Houston community awards: The Hans Mayer Award for Communal Service, Joan Alexander Chesed Award, the National Council of Jewish Women’s Women of Influence Award and the Houston Business Journal Honoree for Most Admired CEO.
Linda is known as a visionary leader, whose exceptional personal characteristics have endeared her to her staff, her agency leadership and the leadership of Houston’s finest helping agencies.
Deputy Director Social Welfare Allocations
Julie Chapnick, LMSW, is the Deputy Director, Social Welfare Allocations in the Institutional Allocations Department at the Claims Conference.
In 2020, Julie and the dedicated Allocations team manage grants in excess of $600 million in over 40 countries worldwide. She began her career at the Claims Conference in 2012, as a Social Welfare Program Manager working with funders and grantees to assure the continuous provision of services to Holocaust survivors globally in partnership with over 300 social service agencies. Julie was promoted to her current position in 2018 and oversees all U.S. and International Social Welfare Allocations staff. Prior to the Claims Conference, Julie was the Outreach Coordinator at a New York nonprofit, Search And Care. As the Coordinator Julie developed their Sentinel Program, recruiting people around the community to become the eyes, ears, and gatekeepers to ensure that no seniors fell through the cracks.
After two years, Julie then was promoted to the Senior Social worker providing social services for primarily homebound seniors as part of a Department for the Aging Case Management Consortium as well as overseeing Care Managers and Social Work and Occupational Therapy interns. Julie began her career as an Enriched Housing Program Director at the New York Foundation for Senior Citizens, quickly rising, within the first two years, to the position of Assistant Director of all Enriched Housing programs. Julie is a licensed social worker with certification in Gerontology. She earned her BA from Hamilton College and MSW from Columbia University.
Joan Graysen Cohen
Joan Grayson Cohen, Executive Director of Jewish Community Services, has dedicated her career to helping families and enriching communities. Joan has been a staff member of JCS and Jewish Family Services, one of its founding agencies, for 26 years. Prior to assuming the position of Executive Director, Joan was responsible for the creation and management of a broad array of programs and services at the organization that addressed the diverse needs of children, teens, families, and older adults.
She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Boston University. She then became the second graduate of the dual degree program at the University of Maryland, receiving both a Juris Doctor from University of Maryland School of Law and a Masters in Social Work from the University of Maryland School of Social Work and Community Planning.
Before coming to work at Jewish Community Services, Joan worked in both the legal and social service fields. She clerked for a Baltimore County Circuit Court Judge and worked as an Attorney for the Attorney General’s Office Asbestos Litigation Division. For many years, Joan was the in-house Adoption Attorney for Jewish Community Services and the former Jewish Family Services. Joan was a Protective Services Worker for the Baltimore County Department of Social Services and a Clinical Social Worker for Family and Children’s Services of Central Maryland. Her area of practice was focused on child sexual abuse. Joan is also the author of “Playing It Safe: Eli and Ellie Learn About Safety” and “Feeling Good: Being Safe, a Pre-School Curriculum.”
President & CEO
Kim Coulter is the President and CEO of JVS Toronto, a $17 million non- profit, charitable employment services organization in Toronto and York Region. JVS Toronto was founded in 1947 by a group of Jewish business leaders to provide employment and vocational services to Holocaust survivors and veterans of the Second World War. Building on our success in serving the Jewish community and its values of helping others, we expanded our outreach to serve the broader community. Kim has been part of JVS Toronto’s executive team for 12 years as the Chief Operations Officer, and most recently as President and CEO. Her career with JVS Toronto started in 1990 as a frontline career counsellor and quickly progressed into senior management.
With over 30 years’ employment sector experience, Kim has directly influenced JVS Toronto’s strategic service delivery and expansion through the development of strong partnerships with all levels of government, funding bodies, private foundations and donors. With her financial management acumen, and honed skills in strategic planning, business development, and project management, Kim is a capable change leader for JVS Toronto and the sector at large. She is a much sought-after professional participant to inform policies and responsive programming and service delivery that reflects community need.
Sandy Muskovitz Danto
Sandy is an American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee (JDC) board member, member of the executive committee, and a vice-chair of Ashalim, JDC’s advisory committee for Israeli youth-at-risk. She also is a member of JDC’s Eshel committee for Israeli elderly and the fund-raising committee for poor Jews in the Former Soviet Union. Sandy is a member of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit’s (JFMD) board of governors, member of Federation’s Israel and Overseas Committee, a JVS board member, a board member of Michigan State University Hillel and the Hillel Campus Alliance of Michigan, and a Jewish Women’s Foundation trustee.
Sandy was president of Detroit’s Jewish Family Service from 2007-2010, served as JFMD Campaign and Community Development chair from 2012-2015, and is a past board member of Hebrew Free Loan, Jewish Senior Life, co- chaired the Keane Crisis Fund, and continues to perform on various advisory boards and committees. Sandy has an M.A. in counseling.
Susan R. Friedman, MSS, is an Independent Consultant and Principle of Board Dynamics Consulting. Prior positions and consultancies include: Managing Director of the Jewish Communal Network Commission of UJA-Federation of New York, supporting the work of the Commission Board and managing and evaluating the Federation’s $80 million in funding to its affiliated agencies; Principle Consultant to the Jewish Federation of Cleveland, for a major older adult study and planning initiative; Consultant/Director of the Jewish Women’s Foundation (JWF) of New Jersey; Executive Director of the Grotta Foundation; Director of Program Development for the New York City Department for the Aging; Director of Corporate and Foundations Relations for CityMeals on Wheel; and Board consultant to the Wallerstein Foundation; the Jewish Community Relations Council; and The Silverman Charitable Trust and the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater MetroWest.
Susan has served on the Board of Directors and on the Executive Committees of various non-profit and philanthropic organizations in New York and in her local community, including HAZON, the Fund for Aging Services, the Brookdale Center on Aging, Congregation Beth El and the Solomon Schechter Day School. She is currently a member of the NJHSA Board and Co-chair of both its Grants and Opportunities and Board Education Committees.
Susan has authored papers and professional presentations in the field of aging and organizational development. She received her MSS from The Bryn Mawr School of Social Service and Research. Susan has certification in Executive Non-Profit Management from the Columbia School of Business, in Nonprofit Leadership from the Center for Creative Leadership and in Board Consulting from Board Source, and a Post-Masters Degree in Gerontology Planning and Administration from the Hunter Brookdale Center on Aging. She lives with her husband Joel in West Orange, New Jersey, and is the proud mom and grandmom.
President & CEO
Jordan L. Golin, Psy.D., is the President & CEO of Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh (JFCS). Dr. Golin has been with JFCS for 17 years, having served as Director of Clinical Services, Director of Senior Services, and Chief Operations Officer during that time.
Dr. Golin is responsible for JFCS’s expansion into community consulting and was instrumental in creating AgeWell Pittsburgh, the award-winning organizational partnership dedicated to the health and engagement of seniors in community life. Dr. Golin also guided the development of the PFMI, an outcome measurement tool developed by JFCS and currently being marketed to other organizations around the country.
Prior to coming to JFCS, Dr. Golin served as the director of the Department of Psychology for Sharon Regional Health System and completed his clinical psychology internship at Allegheny General Hospital.
Dr. Golin obtained his doctorate in clinical psychology from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, a master’s in clinical psychology from The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and a Bachelor of Science from University of Florida. He is a member of the American Psychological Association and the Pennsylvania Psychological Association.
President & CEO
Mark Hetfield first joined HIAS in 1989 as a caseworker in Rome, Italy. He has worked for the US Immigration and Naturalization Service, the US Commission on International Religious Freedom, a large law firm as an immigration attorney, and has held multiple roles at HIAS over the years. Since being named HIAS’ President and CEO in 2013, Mark has led the transformation of HIAS from helping refugees because they were Jewish to helping refugees because we are Jewish.
Mark is proud of HIAS’ role in resettling refugees and asylum seekers of all faiths and ethnicities in partnership with Jewish family service agencies and other community based organizations across the country. Overseas, HIAS is a major partner implementing refugee programs with the United Nations Refugee Agency and the U.S. Department of State.
He is a frequent commentator and writer on refugee issues on television, radio, newspapers, and other media outlets. Mark holds both a Bachelor of Science in Foreign Service and a Juris Doctor from Georgetown University.
Chief Executive Officer
Michael Hopkins is the Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service of San Die- go (JFS), a human service agency dedicated to empowering, caring for, and connecting individuals and families across San Diego and the Coachella Valley. Building on the agency’s nearly 100-year history, Michael has led JFS through a wide-reaching, collaborative strategic planning process, Repairing the World: Guiding the Heart & Soul of Jewish Family Service, and a capital campaign resulting in the development of a client-centric JFS campus. Michael is a member of the Regional Continuum of Care Council Governance Board which addresses homelessness in our community.
Retired Jewish Communal Professional & Independent Consultant
Bob Hyfler has over three decades of service in the Jewish communal field. He has served as the Executive Director of the Healthcare Foundation of NJ, Senior Executive VP of The United Jewish Communities (now JFNA) and COO of the Jewish Federation of Greater Washington. One of his prouder moments was as consultant to UJA Federation of NY on “Connect to Care”, a multi-agency collaboration that served tens of thousands of families impacted by the great recession of 2008.
Associate VP for Public Policy
Stephan Kline is Associate Vice President for Public Policy at The Jewish Federations of North America. Previously having served as Coordinator of the National Federation/Agency Alliance, Legislative Director and Director of Government Affairs, Stephan supervises the Network’s Washington Director, the Center on Advancing Holocaust Care, the Strategic Health Resource Center and Jewish Disability Advocacy Day.
A lobbyist with three decades of experience in our nation’s capital, Stephan previously worked on healthcare reform at the American Civil Liberties Union, on judicial confirmation issues for the Alliance for Justice and as a civil prosecutor at the Federal Election Commission. Stephan graduated from the American University with a JD magna cum laude and an LLM in Law and Government.
Jay L. Miller
Jay Miller is a specialist in planning, development and leasing of urban and suburban retail centers. After twenty years focused on development of large mixed-use projects, Miller created his own company, J Square Developers, to identify infill sites for development of retail stores and unique residential projects in West Central Florida.
Mr. Miller is actively involved in the St Petersburg and Tampa Bay community, serving as an Advisory Board Member and past Board President of Pinellas Habitat for Humanity. He is Immediate Past President and still serves on the Board of Gulf Coast Jewish Family and Community Services in Clearwater. Other past Board participation includes Bayfront Medical Center and its successor, the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg (a health care conversion foundation) and Temple Beth El. He is also an active participant on the Public Policy Committee of the St. Petersburg Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Miller graduated from the University of Michigan and received his master’s degree in City and Regional Planning from the John F Kennedy School at Harvard University.
Lori Moss is a native Hoosier and received her BSW (1981) and MSW (1983) at Indiana University. She started her professional career in the Indianapolis Jewish community in 1984 at Jewish Family & Children’s Service, then in 1992 her programs were moved to the Jewish Community Center and in 2002 she began working for the Jewish Federation of Greater Indianapolis in what is now Jewish Family Services in Indianapolis. She knew she wanted to be a social worker in the nonprofit world as a teen working at the JCC but based on her close relationship with her grandparents, she knew that she would find her passion working with the elderly, helping them to value their independence and life experiences. Lori enjoys creating mosaic art and Juda- ica. She is married to Gary and has two sons and daughters-in-law, Ethan, Rachel, Mark and Dana, and grand-dogs Minnie, Zeus, and Atlas.
Leonard Petlakh has served as the Executive Director of the Kings Bay Y since December 2006. The Y also has branches in Windsor Terrace, North Williamsburg, and Clinton Hill under the umbrella of its JCC Brooklyn project. Prior to that, Leonard served as Associate Executive Director of the Hebrew Free Loan Society in NY. He earned his B.A. from Hunter College, CUNY; an MBA from Baruch College, CUNY and an MPA degree from NYU.
Leslie G. Reis
Director, Workforce Initiatives
As a Senior Manager for CVS Health since 2013, Leslie G. Reis oversees a workforce strategies team of five professionals, and fiscal responsibility for the department. These leaders provide support in twenty-five states, covering the Mid-West, Southeast and South Central United States.
As the department lead on military programs and alliances, she provides enterprise-wide support in recruiting, hiring and retention of military and military-connected employees.
In addition, Leslie contributes to sustaining the Human Resources Department as a profit center through creative talent acquisition programs utilizing community-based partnerships, education alliances, and public funding.
Leslie, a Philadelphia native, wife and mother of two, received her B.S., in Business Management from Thomas Jefferson University, formerly known as Philadelphia University. She serves on several boards including the Pennsylvania Rehabilitation Association (PRA), PA Governors Business Roundtable Committee for people with disabilities, The NextStage for female veterans, the newly formed Network of Jewish Human Services Agencies (NJHSA) and is a member of the National Association of Professional Women. She also speaks at conferences and panels on topics related to 21st century workforce skills, and diversity inclusion in the workplace.
Community Leader & Retired Executive
Kevin Rhein has been a corporate board member of Bremer Bank and Bremer Financial Corporation since May 2017. He currently serves on the Audit and Risk Committees of the Board. He previously served on the Gov- ernance Committee of the Board.
Prior to his retirement in April 2016 Kevin was a Senior Executive Vice President for Wells Fargo & Company. A 37-year veteran of the financial services industry, Rhein was the head of the Technology and Operations Group and the company’s Chief Information Officer (CIO). In this role, he managed an organization of over 20K professionals and a budget of $6B. The Wells Fargo Technology team was among the largest in the country serving over 70M customers.
Reporting to the CEO, Rhein was a member of the Wells Fargo Operating Committee. In addition, he served on the Enterprise Risk Management Committee and the Consumer Council. Previously Rhein led the Card Services and Consumer Lending group, (CSCL) including seven businesses that provided lending and payment solutions for individuals, families and businesses.
Rhein served multiple terms on four national non-profit organizations including: The United Negro College Fund (UNCF), the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), First Children’s Finance, and the Financial Health Net- work. Most of his board committee work involved Budget, Finance and Audit activities.
Currently Rhein serves on the Finance Committee of Temple Israel in Minneapolis and on the Community Security Committee of the Jewish Community Relations Council (JCRC) of Minnesota and the Dakota’s.
Rhein has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Illinois and an MBA from the University of Chicago. He and his wife of 42 years have three adult children.
Amy L. Sales, Ph.D.
Dr. Amy L. Sales recently retired from Brandeis University where she was associate director and senior research scientist at the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies. A social psychologist, her research concerns Jewish institutions and their role in creating Jewish life and community. In her 25 plus years at Brandeis, she led major studies on an array of Jewish institutions including, among others, JCCs, synagogues, schools, summer camps, campus organizations, retreat centers, women’s organizations, family foundations, leadership development programs, and others. These studies focused on current issues in the Jewish community: how to raise the level of teen engagement, how to make synagogues more welcoming, how to make Jewish overnight camps more Jewish, how creative leadership changes legacy organizations, how to grow Jewish retreating.
In addition to her research, she was on the faculty of the Hornstein Program for Jewish Professional Leadership where she taught courses on Jewish identity and community and led student trips to Israel, Latin America, and Eastern Europe to help students gain insight into global Judaism. She also organized leadership seminars for professionals and lay leaders in the Jewish community. Along with her colleague David Mersky, she created and led Development at the Core, a nine-month program designed to help Jewish organizations and agencies improve their annual fundraising. She continues to consult to many Jewish synagogues and organizations on assessment and planning.
She is the co-author of How Goodly Are Thy Tents: Summer Camps as Jewish Socializing Experiences, the co-editor of Church and Synagogue Affiliation: Theory, Research and Practice, and the author of numerous articles and reports related to the American Jewish community. Prior to the pandemic, she was a frequently invited speaker, most recently on the topic of innovating organizations in the Jewish community.
Dr. Sales spends half of the year in Boston and half in the Berkshires, where she is on the Vaad of The Berkshire Minyan and on the board of her cottage association in Stockbridge.
Chief Executive Officer
As Chief Executive Officer of JFS of Atlantic & Cape May Counties, Andrea Steinberg, LCSW, oversees all aspects of agency operations. With 20 years mental health industry experience specializing in counseling and Family Life Education, Andrea combines her clinical background with strong leadership and management skills.
Today, JFS has dozens of program areas, more than 180 employees and serves more than 8,000 individuals and families each year. During her ten- ure, Andrea has been instrumental in expanding the agency’s budget from a
$5.7 million to $12 million. The growth is a result of her attention to the in- tegration of medical and behavioral health, as well as the expansion into
supportive housing arena. JFS has furthered their reputation as the go-to agency in Atlantic and Cape May Counties.
An alumnus of Boston University and Bryn Mawr College, Andrea is a member of the National Association of Social Workers. Andrea served on the National Board of the Association of Jewish Family & Children’s Agen- cies and was an active with the Young Leadership Division of Jewish Federation of Atlantic County. She also served as the Chairperson of the Executive Director’s Committee of the United Way of Atlantic County Board of Directors. Andrea received the United Way Executive Director of the Year in 2009, Beth El Synagogue Wom-
Roselle M. Ungar is the Executive Director of Jewish Family Service of Greater New Orleans (JFS).
Prior to her current position at JFS, Roselle served as the Director of Com- munity and Philanthropic Affairs for Crescent Bank & Trust. In this position, Roselle directed the execution of existing as well as new community and philanthropic initiatives. Roselle is also the owner of Strategic Non- profit Consulting.
During her professional career, she served as the Assistant Executive Director of the Jewish Federation of Greater New Orleans including when Hurricane Katrina affected the greater New Orleans area in August 2005. Roselle also served as the Director of Special Projects and Volunteer Supervisor for the Greater New Orleans Sports Foundation where she recruited and supervised 6,000 volunteers for the activities related to Super Bowl XXXI.
Roselle is a former National Vice President of Hadassah, the Women’s Zionist Organization of America. She currently serves on the National Assembly as an advisor to the Philanthropy Division.
Roselle is a Certified Fundraising Executive (CFRE), a graduate of the Association of Fundraising Professional’s (AFP) Faculty Training Academy and the recipient of the 2017 New Orleans Chapter of AFP Outstanding Fundraising Professional Award. Roselle is also a past president of the New Orleans Chapter.
June Gutterman, Ed.D
Retired CEO, JFS Columbus
June K. Gutterman, Ed.D., is recently retired as the CEO of Jewish Family Services of Columbus, Ohio. Prior to joining JFS, she served as the Vice-President of Community Services for the Columbus Jewish Federation. She served as the Director of the Ohio Rehabilitation Services Commission’s (ORSC) Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation, a post she held from 1988 to 2004. Nationally, Dr. Gutterman served as Co-chair of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, and as President of the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services. She is Vice President of the board of directors of J-Pro Network. She is a founding board member of Hasidah.
She has represented Ohio on the Council of State Administrators for Vocational Rehabilitation. She has served on the board Ohio Valley Center for Brain Injury Prevention and Rehabilitation. She served on Ohio’s Post Trauma Critical Care Commission. The Epilepsy Foundation of America recognized her as the National Advocate of the Year in 1992.
After receiving an undergraduate degree from New York University, Dr. Gutterman completed her graduate work in vocational rehabilitation counseling and administration at the University of Cincinnati, where she received a Master of Arts and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. She was awarded a Doctorate of Education in special education and rehabilitation administration from the University of Cincinnati, where she received a Master of Arts and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study. She was awarded a Doctorate of Education in special education and rehabilitation administration from the University of Cincinnati. She is married to Arlene Richman and is the parent of two adult children.
Senior Partner, Margolis Edelstein & Past Chair, JFCS Philadelphia
James R. Kahn, Esquire was formerly the Board President of AJFCA and then served as co-chair of the steering committee and interim board for the Network. He was Board Chair of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia from 2003 to 2006 and has been involved with the agency for over 35 years, starting as a volunteer Jewish Big Brother. Mr. Kahn is a senior partner at the law firm of Margolis Edelstein in Philadelphia, PA, where he lives with his wife Debra, with whom he has two adult children. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and the Harvard Law School.