JFS Announces Program Expansions & Staff Promotions

Posted on April 08, 2016

Jewish Family Service has grown exponentially and expanded programs to meet the increased needs in the community.  With more than 30 program areas that serve 8,500 individuals and families each year, the agency is proud to announce promotion of the following employees:   

Jim McGuigan, former Associate Director of ICMS, has been named the Director of Links to Health and ICMS Initiatives. Links to Health, a new JFS program, is a Behavioral Health Home model that offers case management, mental health and medical services as well as wellness workshops. The program offers services to current JFS consumers and also extended services to those eligible individuals who have transitioned out of an existing program.

Ann Thoresen, LCSW, has been named Senior Director, Atlantic Homeless Alliance and Justice Involved Services.  In this role, Ann continues to lead the Atlantic Homeless Alliance, which assists individuals and families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless in Atlantic County, with added duties in the areas of Housing and Justice Involved Services.

Laura Rodgers, LCSW, formerly Senior Director of Mental Health Services, is now Chief Program Officer. In this position, Laura will have continued roles in Mental Health programs as well as oversee expanding service areas.

Lisa Witkowski, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, moves into an expanded role as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this position, Lisa will guide the overall commitment to JFS current and future strategies serving the workforce as well as amplify visibility in the area of risk management.

 “JFS is fortunate to have these exceptional employees that will continue to help the agency meet the needs of consumers,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS CEO. “JFS strives to achieve best practices for our community as well as a strong commitment to leadership development.”