Christine Zoda-Egizi and Iyana James Promoted at JFS
Posted on September 23, 2022
We are pleased to announce the promotions of Christine Zoda-Egizi, MSW, LCSW, to Senior Director of Atlantic Homeless Alliance & Justice Involved Services, and Iyana James, MSW, LSW, to Associate Director of Justice Involved Services for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS).
In this position, Christine will plan, direct and coordinate all aspects of Atlantic Homeless Alliance (AHA) and Justice Involved Services (JIS) ideologies and services. In addition, she will oversee the Atlantic City Community Team (ACCT) which co-responds alongside our ACPD partners to mental health and substance abuse calls as well as the Central Municipal Court, which JFS serves as the social service partner. She also supervises department Associate Directors, Supervisors, Caseworkers and a Coordinator.
Most recently, Christine served as the Director of AHA/JIS for the agency. A 14-year staff member, in 2018, Christine was selected as the Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Emerging Leader. At the agency, she spearheaded the Vocational department to receive the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF) as well as developed and serves as Chair of the High-Risk Case Review Committee. She is also an outpatient therapist trained in Trauma Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (TF-CBT). Christine earned a Masters of Social Work and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Stockton University. She is a Board member of the Atlantic County Criminal Justice Advisory Board and Stockton University Master of Criminal Justice Advisory Board. In addition, she serves as the agency Privacy Officer and is a clinical supervisor for the agency providing supervision for staff tracking for clinical licensure.
Working with Christine, Iyana James has taken on the role as Associate Director of Justice Involved Services. Iyana will focus on the Mental Health Justice Involved Re-entry program which includes direct supervision, compliance oversight and more as well as person-centered, wrap-around community re-entry plans which are individualized for each person.
A three-year staff member, Iyana previously held the positions of MHJIS Supervisor, MHJIS Case Manager and Clinician. In addition, Iyana has been instrumental in serving as the JFS liaison for the Central Municipal Court of Atlantic County, a first-of-its-kind in the state. The shared service initiative responds to cases from nine counties and the agency partners to provide immediate interventions for people during their time of need. Iyana earned a Masters of Social Work from Stockton University and a Bachelor of Arts in Family Services from Montclair State University.
With proven leadership skills, commitment and passion for helping others overcome challenges and adversities, Christine and Iyana will continue to be forward-thinkers for those in need in the community.
Christine Zoda-Egizi, MSW, LCSW, Senior Director of Atlantic Homeless Alliance & Justice Involved Services for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. Iyana James, MSW, LSW, Associate Director of Justice Involved Services for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)