Masks are highly encouraged when entering our building. We continue to monitor CDC guidelines to ensure the safety of all clients, volunteers, and staff.


JFS leadership C-suite

Our Leadership

Jewish Family Service’s Board of Directors is comprised of business, civic, and social-service leaders. The Board provides strategic leadership focused on agency effectiveness, financial stability, and policy-making. Meeting on a monthly basis, the Board ensures integrity, efficiency, and accountability in the delivery of the agency’s life-changing services.

Our expert staff includes licensed clinical social workers, licensed marriage and family therapists, psychiatrists, licensed professional counselors, school mental health counselors, school and family liaisons, diagnosticians, speech-language pathologists, play therapists and care managers. All of our professional staff continue their own education and training as appropriate to their licensure.

Pictured: Chief Financial Officer Steve Brown, Chief Executive Officer Cathy Barker, and Chief Operations Officer Deizel Sarte

Board of Directors


Julie Liberman, Chair
Eric Goldberg, Chair-Elect
Julie Gothard, Vice Chair
Robert Gross, MD, Vice Chair
Weezie Margolis, Vice Chair
Steven Berger, Treasurer
Lindsay Stengle, Secretary


Rachel Biblo-Block​
Jonathan Blum​
Rebecca Buell​
Sandy Donsky
​Madelyn Eisenberg
​Allison Elko​
Beverly Goldman
​Jonathan Herskovitz
​Marcy Kahn
​Andrew Kaufman
Michelle Kravitz, MD​​
Mike Landgarten​
Seth Margolies​​
Monita Moore
​Nicole Post​​
Risha Reiman
​Staci Rubin
​​Andrew Silver
​Mark Spalding
​Betty Spomer​​
Lorie Thibodeaux
Richard Wasserman, MD​
Laura Weinstein​​

Honorary Members

Linda Garner
Ethel Zale

Immediate Past Chair

Michael Kaufman

Administrative and Leadership Staff


Cathy BarkerChief Executive Officer
Steven BrownChief Financial Officer
Deizel SarteChief Operations Officer
Ellyn GolubOffice Manager
Song Han, Controller
Marlene Mickish, Human Resources Generalis

Programs & Services

Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, Senior Director of Clinical Services
Robin Raxlin GormleySenior Director of Special Programs & Hunger Relief
Allison HardingSenior Director of Career & Financial Services
Deborah Leibensberger LCSW-S, ACSWDirector of Older Adult Services
Sally Neeley, LCSW-S Clinical Administrator
Ruth Josenhans, LPC, Senior Director of PLAN
Rabbi Howard WolkCommunity Chaplain

Philanthropy & Community Relations

Leah GuskinSenior Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations
Jake Cook
, Development Manager
Jamie DenisonDirector of Marketing
Kristen JacksonDirector of Volunteer Engagement
Lyz Latson, Kosher Home Delivered Meals & Volunteer Coordinator
Cheryl ScaglioneDevelopment Manager
Michelle SquillaceVolunteer Coordinator 
Chris Walters, Director of Donor Relations

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