Chief Executive Officer, Executive Team
As Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Gail Schulman leads an organization of 300 professionals serving more than 10,000 people each year. JF&CS’s integrated services address mental health and well-being, economic insecurity, and disability supports, across the lifespan from infancy through old age. Much of Gail’s earlier career was in the high-tech sector, where she spent more than 20 years leading complex global businesses, serving as CEO and COO for businesses of 500+ staff and over $200 million in revenue. Driven to more mission-oriented work, Gail left high tech in 2016 to become Chief Operating Officer of Gann Academy, Greater Boston’s independent Jewish High School. There she was responsible for all of Gann's business functions, including finance, human resources, marketing, facilities, and operations, while also overseeing strategic initiatives at the school. Gail joined JF&CS in 2020. Her commitment to the agency runs deep, as she was previously a JF&CS volunteer and a client. As a passionate volunteer leader, Gail has served as the board chair of Kesher Newton, led committees focused on youth and education at Temple Reyim, and served as fundraising and recruitment chair at Teen Voices. Gail graduated summa cum laude from Harvard University. She lives in Newton with her husband and is the proud mother of two college students.