Caring for Generations for 150 Years
 
 
 
 
 

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Rimma Zelfand, CEO of JF&CSRimma Zelfand
Chief Executive Officer
I feel privileged to be at the helm of JF&CS and to continue the mission of improving people's lives. I have a very personal connection to our mission. More than thirty years ago, my family was among thousands of Russian Jews who benefited greatly from the generosity of the Jewish community. I know firsthand the importance of support in uncertain times; it can be the difference between success and failure. My goal is to sustain and grow JF&CS programs, measure their impact, and share our successes beyond Boston. I believe success and growth can best be achieved through emulating best practices in running a business and charitable spending.
 
Bruce Haskin, CFO of JF&CSBruce Haskin
Chief Financial Officer
I lead the Finance and IT functions of JF&CS. This opportunity brings together skills developed during my career as a senior financial executive in the commercial sector and as a volunteer in the Jewish community. I am energized to work in a place that focuses its efforts on improving lives through a range of social services programming. I have an undergraduate degree from Northeastern University and a JD and LLM from Boston University School of Law.
 
Donna Magnasco, Senior VP of Human ResourcesDonna Magnasco
Senior Vice President of Human Resources
After twenty years at JF&CS, I still feel incredibly fortunate to work at a place that is focused on improving lives. I am inspired each and every day to work with employees who emulate the JF&CS mission. I see myself as an employee advocate first and foremost but also strive to do what’s best for the organization. Prior to joining JF&CS, I worked in human resources for an electronics company and attended business school in the Boston area.
 
Ira Schor, Senior VP of OperationsIra Schor
Senior Vice President of Operations
I have had the good fortune to spend the past twenty-four years of my career with JF&CS, an organization with deep roots in the community and a forward-looking approach to client services.  I have been continually encouraged and supported in my professional growth and have appreciated the opportunity to blend my clinical social work, organizational, and leadership skills of our organization. Prior to working at JF&CS, I was the Director of Outpatient and Emergency Services at a community mental health clinic in Milford MA and a practicing mental health clinician.
 
Wendy Wilsker, Senior VP of Institutional AdvancementWendy Wilsker
Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement

I am honored to serve as the Senior Vice President of Institutional Advancement at Jewish Family & Children’s Service and return to my professional work in the Jewish community. Throughout my life, my Jewish identity has been deeply entwined with tikkun olam and tzedekah. I look forward to making deep and meaningful connections with donors and identifying philanthropic opportunities that will strengthen this remarkable organization for generations to come. I began my career in development at Combined Jewish Philanthropies and have led development at the American Jewish Committee, the Rashi School, and Lahey Clinic. Most recently, I served as a consultant and executive recruiter to local and national nonprofit organizations.

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