Board & Leadership

To accomplish our mission, JCFS Chicago 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 2020-2021 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chair Jennifer Lucas
  • Secretary Todd Grayson
  • Treasurer Andrew Glick
  • Immediate Past Chair Neil Posner
  • Vice Chair Alan Alport
  • Vice Chair Cheri Grossman
  • Vice Chair Andrew Poticha
  • Vice Chair Marshall Pred
  • Vice Chair Jeanette Zemsky
  • At-large Executive Committee Member Michael Capone
  • At-large Executive Committee Member Linda Kellough
  • At-large Executive Committee Member Milt Zimmerman

Board Members

Neil Berg, Robert Brimm, John Daniels, Susan Rubin Elfant, Laura Elkayam, Glenn Ferencz, Robert Ferencz, Simon Fleischmann, Stanley Friedell MD, Marci Friedman, Debra Green, Carol Henriques, Mitchell Kaufman, Annette Lidawer, David Lowenthal, Gayle Miller, Rabbi Elisha M. Prero, Laurie Price, Victoria Stender, Abby Strauss, Jane Strauss, Howard S. Suskin; Ex-Officio: Rebecca Friedman (Associates Board), Jill Katlin (Response Advisory Council), Lori Lavin (North Shore Auxiliary)

Honorary Board Members

Pamela K. Adelman, Stephen R. Ballis, David Bardach, Patricia Cantor, Jules Cogan, Robert Don, Judith Feldman, June S. Finder, Marvin Fitch, Bruce Goldman, Marla Gordon, Alan S. Gratch, Ted R. Jadwin, James B. Klutznick, Thomas Korman, H. Debra Levin, Leonard Levine, Fran Levy, Mark Levy, Stanley L. Pollock, Stephen L. Schar, Susan Schulman, Midge P. Shafton, David Smerling, Andi Srulovitz, Jeffrey E. Stone, Don C. Trossman, Marc R. Wilkow, Gregg F. Witt, Brenda J. Wolf

JVS Honorary Directors

James A. Alter, Richard M. Bendix, Jr., Jack R. Bierig, David L. Blumberg, Donald P. Cohen, Seth A. Eisner, Paul L. Epner, Vernon Fox, Janet Jablon, Adrienne Meisel, Ellard Pfaelzer, Jr., James M. Schultz, Jack D. Tovin, Michael R. Treister, M.D.

HIAS Honorary Directors

Albert I. Zemel, Peter B. Sherman, Ralph Ruebner, Randy Felsenthal, Jeffrey Kriezelman, Irena Persky, Azita Mojarad

Business Advisory Committee

Alan Alport, Rick Bendix, John Daniels, Danny Dolgin, Susan Duman, Robert Ferencz, Andrew Glick, Cheri Grossman, Marc Jacobs, Adrienne Meisel, Michael Season, Martin Smith, Michael Treister

JCFS Chicago Staff Leadership

The professionals at JCFS Chicago possess diverse backgrounds and education, bring a myriad set of skills and interests to their roles, and are located throughout JCFS offices. Our employees are social workers, psychologists, counselors, special education teachers, speech-language pathologists, occupational  therapists, early childhood and infant mental health specialists, career 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 JCFS Chicago services and programs to thousands of adults, children, families, students and volunteers from throughout the community.