JCFS Chicago embraces diversity. Our commitment to inclusivity is woven throughout our services, programs and welcoming workplace.

Clients, employees, volunteers and community partners have a right to be treated fairly and with dignity and respect, free of all discrimination and harassment including that which is based on race, culture, religion, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, or any other classification protected by law.

As JCFS Chicago strives to fulfill our mission, we must examine the practices and strategies of the agency to ensure that equity and inclusion are consistently integrated across all levels of the agency. The Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee exists to help JCFS take steps to address issues of equity and inclusion, ensuring these values are prioritized and championed to create an equitable and embracing agency that honors and respects the full spectrum of diverse identities.


Tammy Besser, Services for People with Disabilities
Jeff Blumenfeld, Career Services Lorine Carlson, Child Welfare
Latricia Cleveland, HR
Scott Cupper, Administration
Janella Flores, CQI
Norman Howard, IT
Andrea Jacobs, Community Services
Paul Karnatz, Marketing
Scott Kloosterman, Office Administration
Crescent LaGroon, Administration (Exec)
David Lipschutz, Counseling/Response
Kameka Love, HR
Ann Luban, Community Services
Marsha Reynes, Community Services
Sarah Piggot, Training
Rabbi David Rosenberg, Knapp School & Yeshiva
Rebecca Russel, IPT
Jessica Schaffer, HIAS
Leah Shefky, Access
Daniella Verde, HIAS
Darnice Wells, Duman Opportunity Center
Felicia Williamson, Contracted Employment Services