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 2020 Board of Directors

Executive Committee / Officers

Board Chair: Laura Sussman

1st Vice-Chair: Steve Sperling

2nd Vice-Chair: Barbara Raben

Treasurer: Ben Wegener

Secretary: Jon Sparer

Immediate Past Chair: Lisa Bassewitz


Cynthia Asher, Justice Elissa Cadish, Mitchell Cohen, Sam Cohen, Elaine Entin, Paula Eylar-Lauzon, Amy Fieldman, Rabbi Mendy Harlig, Lynn Hunsinger, Cantor Jessica Hutchings, Steven E. Luce, Helene Orenstein, Pam Poster, Barbara Tabach    


Rabbi Sanford Akselrad

Honorary Members

Justice Michael Cherry, Norma Friedman, Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, Jay Poster, Ercy Rosen, Priscilla Schwartz,

Sharon Sigesmund - Pierce,  Marcy Simon

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