Masks are required when entering our building. We will 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 Hunger Relief & Emergency Assistance
Allison HardingSenior 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 WolkCommunity Chaplain

Philanthropy & Community Relations

Leah GuskinSenior Director of Philanthropy & Community Relations
Stacey Cohn, Marketing Coordinator
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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