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 2022-2023 Board of Directors

Executive Committee

  • Chair Michael Capone
  • Secretary Todd Grayson
  • Treasurer David Lowenthal
  • Immediate Past Chair Jennifer Lucas
  • Chair Elect Simon Fleischman
  • Vice Chair Robert Brimm
  • Vice Chair Rachel Ferber
  • Vice Chair Marshall Pred
  • Vice Chair Victoria Stender
  • At-large Executive Committee Member Carol Henriques
  • At-large Executive Committee Member Alan Alport
  • At-large Executive Committee Member Neil Posner

Board Members

Neil Berg, Robert Brimm, Hillary Coustan, Laura Elkayam, Rachel Ferber, Glenn Ferencz, Robert Ferencz, Stanley Friedell MD, David Greenbaum, Carol Henriques, Mitchell Kaufman, Emily Keith, Jessica Lorber, Gayle Miller, Doug Novack, Rabbi Elisha M. Prero, Liz Roberts Turnipseed, Louis Robinson, Randee Romanoff, Erich Sternberg, Howard Suskin, Adam Tarantur, Barbara Wolf, Jeanette Zemsky; Jill Katlin (Response Advisory Council), Lori Lavin (North Shore Auxiliary)

Honorary Board Members

Pamela K. Adelman, Stephen R. Ballis z"l, 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.