At our annual board meeting in June, JF&CS welcomed four new members to our Board, Susan Abraham, Sunitha Das, Ginny MacDowell, and Leslie Zients Pucker. We are excited to have them join the JF&CS Board!

Sunitha Das and her husband, Professor Das Narayandas, live in Newton with their two children, Rohan and Amit. Sunitha graduated from Bangladore University with a BA and earned a BS from Purdue University. She also has an MBA from Boston University and is currently a Special Student at Harvard University, pursuing graduate studies in Indian art, Hindu studies, Sanskrit, and Tamil. In 2008, Sunitha was runner-up for India New England Woman of the Year. She is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Fine Arts; Vice Chair of the Visiting Committee, Arts of Asia, at the MFA; member of the Visiting Committee, Peabody Essex Museum; and on the Board of Directors of Understanding Our Differences. At JF&CS, Sunitha is a member of the Disability Advisory Committee. In her free time she collects modern and contemporary Indian art and enjoys entertaining.

"The breadth of services and the professional yet compassionate manner in which they are delivered to the community are really what draw me to JF&CS. I'm personally familiar with the amazing impact that the Disability division has on the lives of its clients and really look forward to learning about and supporting the other areas of JF&CS."

Ginny MacDowell and her husband, Roy, live in Wayland. They have 5 children and 10 grandchildren. They are members of Shir Tikva in Wayland. Ginny performs leadership roles in many organizations. She is a member of the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and the Shapiro Institute, a member of the Board of Directors of Jewish Community Centers of Greater Boston and a Board member of the Affiliated Physicians Group. She is past Board Chair of the Anti–Defamation League, New England Region, and a past board member of CJP, Boston Boys & Girls Clubs, Mayyim Hayyim, and the Silent Spring Institute. Ginny is Trustee Emerita of the Meadowbrook School, the Rivers School, and Babson College. Ginny, a former Board member of JF&CS, is returning to JF&CS to serve on the Board.

"I chose to re-join the JF&CS board because I believe in the mission, the message and Jamie Grossman!"