Board and Leadership

To accomplish our mission, JFSA is led by an insightful group of community leaders whose vision, passion and tenacity help guide our organization in tandem with gifted professionals from diverse backgrounds and education.

The 2021 Board of Directors

Executive Committee / Officers

Board Chair: Laura Sussman

1st Vice-Chair: Steve Sperling

2nd Vice-Chair: Jon Sparer

Treasurer: Paula Eylar-Lauzon

Secretary: Mitchell Cohen

Immediate Past Chair: Lisa Bassewitz


Dee Berkley, Sam Cohen, Elaine Entin, Liz Finkelstein, Amy Fieldman, Rabbi Mendy Harlig, Janet Kofin,

Helene Orenstein, Pam Poster, Hillary Steinberg, Barbara Tabach    


Rabbi Sanford Akselrad

Honorary Members

Justice Michael Cherry, Judge Elissa Cadish, Norma Friedman, Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, Jay Poster, Ercy Rosen,

Priscilla Schwartz, Sharon Sigesmund - Pierce,  Marcy Simon, Barbara Raben

JFSA Leadership and Staff

The professionals at JFSA possess diverse backgrounds and education, bring a myriad set of skills and interests to their roles. Our employees are Social Workers, Psychologists, Special Educators, Speech, Occupational and Developmental Therapists, Early Childhood Educators, Lawyers who specialize in Special Education Advocacy, Vocational/Life Skills Counselors, and more.

Behind the scenes, finance, human resources, administration, and other staff round out our team.

Yet, for all these differences, they share a single, common goal: To deliver JFSA services and programs to thousands of adults, children, families, students, and volunteers from throughout the community.



Kenneth Moskowitz, Ph.D.
Ann Coleman
Director - Adoption Services
Lisa Popovsky, LSW
Director - Senior Services
Renea Parr
Director - Emergency Services
Melissa Cardinaletti
Program Manager - Senior Services
Shannon Dunn
Resource Navigator, NV Care Connection
Beth Asaf, MS, CPC
Clinical Therapist
Margarita Ramirez
Administrative Assistant
Dave Wonnacott
Project Director - Senior Companion/Choose Home
Leslie Murdock, Ph. D., JD
Education Specialist - Center for Assessment & Educational Services
Sherri Freedman
Volunteer Coordinator
Kay Briceno
Case Manager - NV Care Connection
Heather Purkey
Transportation Coordinator
Christine Bankhead
Emergency Services Specialist
Xochil Perez
Case Manager - Second Step
Rick Sciascia
Food Pantry Driver
Shelly Stroisch
Case Manager - Senior Services
Audrey Dicken
Case Manager - Senior Lifeline/Holocaust Survivor
MonToya Williams
Case Manager - Senior Lifeline
Arisha Miller
Case Manager - Senior Services
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