Our Team

Board Member List

Chairman:  Dr. Sheldon Ross
Treasurer:  Richard Drath
Secretary: Ellen Sredni
Vice Chair, Resource Development:  David Schulman
Vice Chair, Personnel:  Sharon Schwartz
Vice Chair, Governance: Amy Stolberg
Co-VC Development: Steve Jackman
Co-Chair, Events: Ivy Feinstein
Co-VC Development: Diane Weinbrum


Alan B. Cohn

Immediate Past Chair

Seth Wise

Board Members

Michael Brodie
Jack Fintz
Barbara Goldberg
Jane Levy
Benjamin Genet
Marc Lowell
Ken Morris
Rabbi Howard Needleman
Ronit Neuman
Eris Sandler
Steve Topel
Ellen Sredni
Marcy Hoffman
Zach Hoffman
Doug Jacobs
Doug Cohen

Leadership Circle

Seth Wise – Chair
John E. Abdo
Carla Albano
Marcia Barry-Smith
George Cann
Dr. Stanley Goodman
Pearl Goodman
Jarett Levan
Albert Miniaci
Beatriz Miniaci


Senior Leadership

Chief Executive Officer: Lisa Rahman, MBA
Chief Financial Officer: Kathie Mendez
Chief Operating Officer: Steve Pearl
Chief Psychologist, Director of Behavioral Health: Jessica J. Ruiz, Psy.D.
Senior Director of Marketing and Communications: Nancy Teitelbaum
Corporate Development: Jennifer Cohen
IT Director: Shaikh Ali
Human Resources: Philip Sokolov


Director, Financial Assistance: Barbara Bailin
Director, Community & Senior Services: Lori Canter, MSW, CMC
Director, Holocaust Survivors Assistance Program: Eric Troy, LMHC
Joshua’s Path, Disability Inclusion Specialist: Alan Feldman, MSW
Joshua’s Path Manager: Sharlene Glassman
Grant Manager: JoAnn Arnowitz
Director, The Cupboard: Stephanie Silverman Houser

For 54 years, JFS has been serving Broward County and enriching thousands of lives.
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Upcoming Events
Jul 2

Social Security – Not for Retirement Only

07/02/2018 10:30am - 12:30pm | Cost: FREE West Regional Library | 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324 View Event
Jul 19

Financial Wellness & Money Management – Presented by BankUnited

07/19/2018 10:00AM-11:30AM 5890 S. Pine Island Road, Suite 201 Davie, FL 33328 View Event
Aug 6

Legal Planning for the Future

08/06/2018 10:30am - 12:30pm | Cost: FREE West Regional Library | 8601 West Broward Boulevard, Plantation, FL 33324 View Event

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