At our annual Board meeting in June, JF&CS welcomed seven new members to our Board. We are excited to have Jill Cohen, Danielle Darish, Penny M. Goodman, Fred Leif, Lewis J. Pearlson, Andrew Pearlstein, and Jay D. Rosenbaum join the JF&CS Board!

Jill CohenJill Cohen lives in Newton with her two children and her husband, Michael Savit, and his three children. Jill earned her bachelors of science degree in economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Her area of expertise is insurance.

She is a board member of the Boston Jewish Film Festival and a member of the board of the National Women’s Philanthropy at UJF. A longtime supporter of JF&CS, Jill sits on the Development Committee.

Jill’s interests include reading, swimming, yoga, and films.

“I am excited to join the Board because I would like to be a small part of the amazing energy and immeasurable impact that JF&CS has on so many peoples’ lives.”

Danielle DarishDanielle Darish lives in Needham with her husband, Gregg, and their three children. After graduating from Brown University in 1998, Danielle received her master’s degree in social work from Boston University. She has been a licensed social worker since 2005. Her areas of expertise are children with emotional and behavioral issues and mental health problems. She also works with families with trauma and abuse histories as well as with low-income families and people with disabilities.

At JF&CS, Danielle has served on the CERS Advisory Committee since 2014 and has been a member of the 2014 and 2015 Benefit Committees. Danielle also served on the Women’s Breakfast Committee in 2015 and co-chaired the event in 2016.

In addition to her contributions to JF&CS, Danielle co-chaired the Auction Committee in 2013 for Temple Beth Shalom’s largest annual fundraiser and currently co-chairs the Children’s Center’s Caring Committee for Temple Beth Shalom. She also participated in CJP’s Leadership Development Series, 2014-2015, and has been a CJP Camp Scholarship Committee member and a member of CJP’s Jaffa and Women’s Philanthropy since 2010.

Her leisure pursuits include fitness, running, yoga, skiing, piano, and reading.

“JF&CS is such an amazing organization that helps so many people. I am honored to be a member of the Board and contribute my time to helping this wonderful organization!”

Originally posted on the JF&CS blog.