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 2019 Board of Directors

Executive Committee / Officers

Board Chair: Laura Sussman

1st Vice-Chair: Steve Sperling

2nd Vice-Chair: Barbara Raben

Treasurer: Judith Berkley

Secretary: Ben Wegener

Immediate Past Chair: Lisa Bassewitz


Myra Berkovits, Justice Elissa Cadish, Mitchell Cohen, Elaine Entin, Paula Eylar-Lauzon, Amy Fieldman, Fran Fine, Lynn Hunsinger, Cantor Jessica Hutchings, Sam Lieberman, Steven Luce, Helene Orenstein, Jay Poster, Rabbi Moishe Rodman, Yonata Rubin, Jon Sparer, Barbara Tabach    


Rabbi Sanford Akselrad

Honorary Members

Justice Michael Cherry, Norma Friedman, Rabbi Yocheved Mintz, 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
Jamie Newman
Social Worker - Adoption Services
Beth Asaf, MS, CPC
Clinical Therapist
Daya Waldman, LCSW
Clinical Therapist
Leslie Murdock, Ph. D., JD
Education Specialist - Center for Assessment & Educational Services
Renea Parr
Director - Emergency Services
Lydia DeLaRosa
Case Manager -Emergency Services
Kekoa Kramer
Food Pantry Supervisor
Lisa Popovsky
Director - Senior Services
Melissa Cardinaletti
Program Manager - Senior Services
Raymond Watkins
Case Manager - Senior Services
Shannon Dunn
Case Manager - Senior Services
Kay Briceno
Case Manager - Senior Services
Dave Wonnacott
Project Director - Senior Companion/Choose Home
Deanna Dokes
Case Manager - Senior Services
Shawna Brody
Project Director - Foster Grandparent
Sherri Freedman
Volunteer Coordinator
Heather Purkey
Data Entry Specialist
Margarita Ramirez
Administrative Assistant
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