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


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


Rachel Biblo-Block
Brenda Bliss
Johnathan Blum
Rebecca Buell
Dabney Carlson
Sandy Donsky
Madelyn Chorek Eisenberg
Allison Elko
Cory Feldman
Mike Friedman
Beverly Goldman
David M. Jacobs
Gary Kahn
Andrew Kaufman
Kathryn Koshkin
Michelle Kravitz, MD
Diane Laner
Seth Margolies
Nicole Post
Staci Rubin
Betty Spomer
Lydia Varela
Richard Wasserman, MD, PhD
Laura Weinstein
Lisa Zale

Lifetime Trustees

Linda Garner
Ethel Zale

Immediate Past Presidents

Michael Kaufman
Randy Colen
Cheryl Halpern


Cathy Barker, Chief Executive Officer
Steven Brown, Chief Financial Officer
Deizel SarteChief Operations Officer
Ellyn Golub, Office Manager
Song Han, Controller
Marlene Mickish, Human Resources Generalist

Programs & Services

Ariela Goldstein, LCSW, Senior Director of Clinical Services
Robin Raxlin Gormley, Senior Director of Hunger Relief & Emergency Assistance
Allison Harding, Senior Director of Career & Financial Services
Debi Weiner, ACSW, LCSW, Senior Director of Older Adult Services & Special Programs
Jeff Courtman, LPC, Director of Adult Mental Health Services
Janelle Gibson, LCSW, Director of Family Violence Intervention Services
Ruth Josenhans, LPC, Director of PLAN of North Texas
Rabbi Howard Wolk, Community Chaplain

Philanthropy & Community Relations

Leah Guskin, Senior Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations
Liz Bracken, Volunteer Coordinator 
Jake Cook
, Development Coordinator
Jamie Denison, Director of Marketing
Kristen Jackson, Director of Volunteer Engagement
Cheryl Scaglione, Development Manager
Chris Walters, Director of Donor Relations
Lyz Latson, Kosher Home Delivered Meals & Volunteer Coordinator