At our annual board meeting on June 5, JF&CS welcomed three new members to our Board: Shari Cashman, Kimberly Creem, and Alexandra Rand Simes. We are excited to have them join the JF&CS Board!
Shari Cashman and her husband, Robert, live in Swampscott. They have two daughters, Alyssa and Haley. The Cashmans are members of Congregation Shirat Hayam where Shari was a past board member. Shari has strong ties to the Jewish community on the North Shore, serving as the current Vice President and Membership/ Marketing Chair of the JCC of the North Shore, and she is a current member of the ADL North Shore Advisory Committee. Shari is also very active with the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF) and is a current Board member and serves on the Gala Committee and Outreach Committee. In 2014 Shari was honored as a JF&CS Community Hero and she was the JDRF Honoree in 2015. This year Shari and Robert co-chaired the JF&CS Benefit, helping to raise a record-breaking $1 million. In her free time Shari enjoys strength training and rowing.
Kimberly Creem lives in Newton with her husband, Gary, and their two children, Jacob and Lily. A graduate of the University of Vermont, Kimberly received her MBA from Boston College. She was a member of the Temple Emanuel Board for seven years and is a current member of the Sisterhood after serving as president from 2015-2017. She is a member of the JVS Scholarship Committee and the Mayyim Hayyim Development Committee. Kimberley has held a leadership role at CJP for more than 26 years, serving as a member of the Young Leadership Board, Ben Gurion Chair, Young Couples Chair, Lawyers and Accountants Event Chair, POM Event Chair, and a member of the Budget and Administrative Committee of the Women’s Philanthropy Board. In recognition of her work at CJP, the organization honored her with the Campaigner Award, Young Leadership Award, and the Accountant of the Year Award. For more than 26 years Kimberly has worked as a CPA with Coopers & Lybrand/PwC. At JF&CS she is a member of the Center for Basic Needs Assistance Advisory Committee. Kimberly enjoys reading, scrabble, piano, and exercising
was formerly a marketing consultant for the retirement division of Fidelity Investments. She serves as board president of The Second Step, a domestic violence agency in Newton, MA, and as vice president of fundraising for The Rashi School Parent Teacher Organization. Alexandra is on the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and is also a member of the Temple Beth Elohim Development Committee, the JF&CS Advisory Committee for The Center for Basic Needs Assistance, and the JF&CS Development Committee. She has been the recipient of the International Association of Business Communicators Gold Quill Award. Alexandra received her MS in marketing from Boston University and her BA in political science from Union College. She and her husband, Jody, have a daughter at Gann Academy and two sons at The Rashi School. They reside in Newton. Alexandra’s leisure pursuits include travel, boating, and skiing.