Posted by Jon Federman

At our annual board meeting on June 2, JF&CS welcomed two new members to our Board, Stephen Bernstein and William (Billy) Weinstein. We are excited to have Stephen and Billy join the JF&CS Board!

Stephen BernsteinStephen Bernstein and his wife, Leslie, live in Newton. They have two daughters. Steve is a partner in the law firm of McDermott Will & Emery, LLP and is based in the Boston office. He has practiced health law since 1988 and is the head of the firm's Health Industry Advisory Practice Group. Nationally ranked in Chambers and Partners for Healthcare, he has also been named in both US News & World Report Best Lawyers and in New England Super Lawyers. A magna cum laude graduate of Duke University, Steve received his JD from Boston College Law School where he served on the Boston College Law Review. At JF&CS, he is a member of the Disabilities Advisory Committee.

"As a member of the JF&CS Disabilities Committee for several years, I have seen the power of JF&CS and the incredible staff transform the lives of so many, and do it in a way that is a win for the individual clients and for the community. I am honored to become a Board Member and excited with the hope that I can learn even more about the JF&CS program menu, match that with my experience as a health care transactional/regulatory lawyer, and contribute wherever I can to the programs of JF&CS," notes Steve. In his spare time, he pursues his interests in tennis and cooking. The Bernsteins are members of Temple Shalom in Newton.

William WeinsteinWilliam (Billy) Weinstein and his wife, Ruth (Boomer), live in Weston. They have one daughter. Billy has more than 25 years of experience in valuing, managing, acquiring, and selling businesses and assets under challenging circumstances. A founding partner and principal of the Ozer Group, which developed a wide array of business units, including asset valuation, asset-based lending, and asset disposition, Billy is a graduate of State University of New York at Albany. He is on the leadership council of Boston Medical Center and serves on the advisory committee of various programs at the JCC. At JF&CS, Billy and his wife co-chaired the 2013 CHAI Celebration along with Nancy and Mark Belsky.

"Over the past few years, I have had the opportunity to get to know JF&CS and many of its dedicated professionals. I could think of no place I would rather be as we begin our next 150 years of making a difference in the lives of those that need us," says Billy. His leisure activities include golf, music, and dogs. The Weinsteins are members of Temple Beth Elohim in Wellesley.

Jon FedermanJon Federman is the JF&CS Staff Writer. A practicing attorney for more than 15 years, he is thrilled to bring his legal and persuasive writing skills to the JF&CS Marketing Communications department. Jon has a BA from Tufts University and a JD from Boston College Law School. In his spare time he is an exhibiting photographer and an award-winning cartoonist. Jon lived in London, England for five years before returning to Boston in 2011.