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.

Board of DirectorsAdministrative & Leadership Staff

Board of Directors


Michael Kaufman, President
Julie Liberman, President-Elect
Mike Friedman, Vice President
Eric Goldberg, Vice President
Clive Miskin, Vice President
Gilian Baron, Treasurer
Weezie Margolis, Secretary


Steven Berger
Brenda Bliss
Dabney Carlson
Kim Chapman
Sandy Donsky
Allison Elko
Cory Feldman
Rick Golman
Julie Gothard
Christopher Green
Robert Gross, MD
David M. Jacobs
Gary Kahn
Beth Konig
Kathryn Koshkin
Diane Laner
Sue Mintz
Laurie Platt
Melanie Rubin
Staci Rubin
Betty Spomer
Lindsay Stengle
Jay Szor
Lydia Varela
Laura Weinstein

Lifetime Trustees

Linda Garner
Ethel Zale

Immediate Past Presidents

Randy Colen
Cheryl Halpern
Cara Mendelsohn


Steve Banta, Chief Executive Officer
Cathy Barker, Chief Operating Officer/Chief Development Officer
Molly Cook, Chief Financial Officer
Anthony Hogg, Director, Program Quality
Jennifer LindseyAdministrative Services Manager

Programs & Services

Janelle Gibson, LCSW, Director, Family Violence Intervention Services
Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, Director, Clinical Services
Robin Raxlin GormleyDirector of Food Pantry Services
Allison Harding, Director, Career and Employment Services
Ruth Josenhans, LPC, Director, PLAN of North Texas
Valda McClain, Coordinator, Philips Lifeline Service
Debi Weiner, ACSW, LCSW, Director, Older Adult Services
Rabbi Howard Wolk, Community Chaplain

Development, Marketing, & Community Engagement

Jamie DenisonMarketing Manager
Leah Guskin, Director, Marketing & Communication
Lorrie Galanter, Grants Manager
Kristen JacksonCommunity Engagement Coordinator
Keo Strull
, Donor and Events Specialist