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
Eric Goldberg, Vice President
Julie Gothard, Vice President
Clive Miskin, Vice President
Gilian Baron, Treasurer
Weezie Margolis, Secretary


Steven Berger
Brenda Bliss
Dabney Carlson
Kim Chapman
Sandy Donsky
Madelyn Eisenberg
Allison Elko
Cory Feldman
Mike Friedman
Beverly Goldman
Christopher Green
Robert Gross, MD
David M. Jacobs
Gary Kahn
Beth Konig
Kathryn Koshkin
Diane Laner
Seth Margolies
Sue Mintz
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


Cathy Barker, Chief Executive Officer
Molly Cook, Chief Financial Officer
Deizel SarteChief Operating Officer
Ellyn Golub, Office Manager

Programs & Services

Lorraine FriedmanDirector of Special Needs Partnership and Programs
Janelle Gibson
, LCSW, Director of Family Violence Intervention Services
Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, Director of Clinical Services
Robin Raxlin GormleyDirector of Food Pantry Services
Allison Harding, Director of Career & Financial Services
Ruth Josenhans, LPC, Director of PLAN of North Texas
Debi Weiner, ACSW, LCSW, Director of Older Adult Services
Rabbi Howard Wolk, Community Chaplain

Development, Marketing, & Community Engagement

Jake Cook, Development Coordinator
Jamie DenisonMarketing Manager
Leah Guskin, Director of Marketing & Communication
Kristen JacksonCommunity Engagement Manager
Cheryl Scaglione, Development Manager
Judy Berg Schecter, Director of Development
Lyz Worlein, Kosher Home Delivered Meals & Volunteer Coordinator