Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

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
Jeff Blumenfeld
Dana Brandle
Scott Cupper
Lisa Ehrlich
Emily Elbring
Carly Gusto
Diane Halivni
Katie Hogan
Norman Howard
Elli Krandel
Crescent LaGroon
Sylvia Lessman
Kameka Love
Taylor Pettway
Marsha Reynes
Daniel Rempert
Rabbi David Rosenberg
Jessica Schaffer
Emily Shapiro
Leah Shefky
Joyce Sparks-Bell
Val Steinhauser
Mimi Stern
Daniella Verde
Darnice Wells
Felicia Williamson
Haley Zimmerman