Dawn Ragland Named Director of Healthy Community Initiatives for JFS

Posted on December 05, 2022

Dawn Ragland has been appointed to the position of Director of Healthy Community Initiatives for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS). In this role, Dawn will manage The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, which offers programs and services for older adults, The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, which provides health education and wellness programs, Volunteer Services, and the Food Pantry. Dawn will also handle the development and application of grants related to support for older adults and other community members.

“I am truly excited to join the Jewish Family Service team. I stand for the mission and I am passionate about caring for the community and positively impacting lives,” said Ragland. “I am looking forward to collaborating with my team and everyone at JFS, and serve the community with dignity, respect, and compassion as well as provide hope to those in need.”

Prior to joining JFS, Dawn served as a Program Manager for the Family Service Association of New Jersey. In addition, she has held the positions of Family Support Assessment Specialist for Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative, and a Recruitment Specialist/Case Manager for Atlantic Human Resources.

“We are pleased to welcome Dawn to the JFS staff. Her career experience, coupled with a keen knowledge about human service programs and being an advocate for those in need, make her a valued addition to the agency’s hard-working team,” said Andrea Steinberg, JFS Chief Executive Officer.

A graduate of Northcentral University, Dawn earned a Master of Arts degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology. In addition, she holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from Stockton University. Dawn is also a member of the Maternal Experience Advisory Board and a volunteer at the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.


Dawn Ragland, Director of Healthy Community Initiatives for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties. (Photo provided by Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties)