Dear JFS Family,
I wanted to let you know that I have made the difficult decision to retire later this year. I have loved the last 15 years at JFS, working with all of you to improve the lives of thousands of families each year. JFS has such an incredible community; you all have taught me so much about how to help people in ways that I knew little about before I came to the agency.
I will miss working with you, but Martha and I are ready to spend more time traveling and seeing our grandchildren.
JFS is in great shape, with an amazing staff, a great board, dedicated volunteers, and strong financials. In the last 15 years, JFS has grown to serve more than 10,000 clients each year, more than 4 times what we served when I joined. And the breadth of our offerings is impressive. I am glad to leave JFS in such a time of strength.
The Executive Committee of the Board has detailed plans for succession planning and will launch a search for our new CEO in the next few weeks. Fay Balk, past Board president & HR professional, will lead the search committee which will begin its work later this month. I have committed to stay through this summer or early fall to give the search committee time to find the right CEO for JFS and to ensure an orderly transition.
I have enjoyed working with each and every one of you and will miss you all. I will be fully engaged with our work through the transition. If you have any questions, you can reach out anytime.
Thanks again for all you do!
Executive Director and CEO