Samantha McManus Promoted to Senior Director of Community Wellness at JFS

Posted on February 28, 2024

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Samantha McManus, LCSW, to the position of Senior Director of Community Wellness for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS).

In this role, Samantha will oversee the management of various Mental Health programs including Healthy Community Initiatives (HCI), Integrated Case Management Services (ICMS), Supportive Housing (SH), and Intake Services (IS). She will also be instrumental in conducting research for grant proposals related to her areas of responsibilities as well as coordinate community outreach activities.

Prior to this promotion, Samantha excelled as the agency’s Director of Mental Health Services. In this role, Samantha handled the day-to-day program management of ICMS, At-Risk Supportive Housing, and the Intake Services department. During her eight-year tenure as a JFS staff member, Samantha has also held the positions of Associate Director of Admissions, Community Support Services Supervisor, Mental Health Justice Involved Services Case Manager, and Enhanced Supportive Housing Case Manager.

Samantha graduated with a Master of Social Work degree from Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Social Work degree from the Richard Stockton College of New Jersey.

“Sam’s career experience, coupled with a keen knowledge about mental health programs and being an advocate for those in need, makes her the ideal person for this agency role,” said Ann Thoresen, JFS Chief Operating Officer. “Sam and her team will continue to provide quality, mission-driven services to people in the community.”


Samantha McManus, LCSW, Senior Director of Community Wellness for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties.