Andrew Kuester Joins JFS

Andrew Kuester, BS, has joined JFS as a Disability Services Case Manager. He will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities residing in the community. Andrew recently worked as the program director of social services for Lifetime Resources providing direct supervision of program managers and hourly employees in daily operations of group homes.

Making an Impact: JFS Client Determined to Survive and Thrive

In the Making an Impact series, clients and services are featured to expand awareness of the wide array of help available at JFS and to ensure donors understand the lives they touch and the difference they make throughout the community. Names have been changed to protect privacy. JFS client and Holocaust survivor “Alex” was just a baby […]

Meet New JFS Board President Bruce Matza

Bruce Matza was elected president of the JFS board of directors at the board meeting on June 27. He has served as vice president of the board and chair of the development committee, having worked on the Celebration of Service fundraising event since its inception six years ago. He is the immediate past president of the […]

New Board of Directors Appointed

At the June meeting of the JFS board of directors, the new slate of board officers and members was introduced and approved. Bruce R. Matza will serve as president of the board; Stuart Sanders as vice president; Lisa Cohen as treasurer; Fred Dulles, secretary; and Stephen Levin, immediate past president. All officers serve a one-year […]

Stephanie Otremba Joins JFS

Stephanie Otremba, BS, has joined JFS as a Disability Services Case Manager. She will provide comprehensive case management services for adults with disabilities residing in the community. Stephanie recently worked as an adult mental health case manager for Canvas Health. Prior to that, she was a mental health practitioner with Nystrom & Associates.

May 2022 Tribute Gifts

Rena and Barry Glaser donated to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Jeff and Julie Sanders. Sally Silk and Tom Wolfe donated in honor of Henry Wolfe Eckmann. Rena and Barry Glaser donated to the Glaser Fund for Senior Services in honor of Debbie Vertelney. Rena and Barry Glaser donated to the […]

JFS Therapist Completes Advanced Fellowship

JFS therapist Beth Johnson, LMFT, recently completed a 9-month Advanced Fellowship in Mindfulness and Psychotherapy at the Cambridge Health Alliance Center for Mindfulness and Compassion affiliated with the Harvard Medical School Department of Psychiatry. This program included weekly live classes along with a 9-day retreat. The course was attended by 50 mental health providers from all over the world […]