JCFS Chicago embraces diversity.

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

Our 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

Committee Members

  • Laura Anderson, People & Culture
  • Tammy Besser, Services for People with Disabilities
  • Jeff Blumenfeld, Career Services
  • Lorine Carlson, Child Welfare
  • Latricia Cleveland, People & Culture
  • Scott Cupper, Administration
  • Janella Flores, CQI
  • Norman Howard, IT
  • Andrea Jacobs, Community Services
  • Paul Karnatz, Marketing
  • David Lipschutz, Counseling/Response
  • Kameka Love, People & Culture
  • Ann Luban, Community Services
  • Marsha Raynes, Community Services
  • Rabbi David Rosenberg, Knapp School & Yeshiva
  • Rebecca Russel, IPT
  • Jessica Schaffer, HIAS
  • Leah Shefky, Community Services
  • Daniella Verde, HIAS
  • Darnice Wells, Duman Opportunity Center
  • Felicia Williamson, Contracted Employment Services