Meet the JEVS Career Strategies team and see how they can help you to reach your career and personal goals:
Administrative Assistant in the Career Strategies program since 2007, Wendy is the first point of contact when a person inquires about career counseling services. Wendy knows making the call to reach out for help with a job search can be difficult. She understands that because she came to Career Strategies as a client who was looking to make a career change. Contact Wendy to learn more about our career services and how the support and guidance of our career counseling team can help you reach your employment goals. > Request program information here.
Career Counselor and Licensed Social Worker, Samara received her MSW from the University of Pennsylvania. As a career counseling professional with 15 years of experience, Samara remains passionate about assisting her clients find fulfilling and gainful employment in a variety industries. Her holistic approach includes strategy development, networking, resume writing, interview preparation, supportive counseling and follow up. In addition to career counseling, Samara’s additional role in the department is to provide clinical supervision, crisis intervention, resources, and referrals to other agencies. Samara previously worked as a Cognitive Therapist at Moss Rehab’s Drucker Brain Injury Center outpatient program, and has many years of non-profit experience providing counseling and case management to families.
Jacqueline S. Savoy
Senior Career Counselor, Jackie has over 15 years of experience in the career guidance field, and has worked at Career Strategies since 2014 providing individual career counseling services and group workshops. She also holds the following certifications: Career Partners International Master Career Transition Consultant, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator, and all Consulting Psychological Press assessments, Assess Coaching, Neurolinguistics Programming and Lominger Career Architect. Jackie’s prior employment included various global outplacement firms, as well as providing career transition and development training programs for Wharton Graduate School, Drexel LeBow College of Business Graduate School and Temple University and other professional groups. Jackie received her MA in Counseling Education from Villanova University, and her BS & Teaching Certifications in Education from Temple University.
Job Development Specialist, Gary is a workforce development and communications professional who currently provides individual job search preparation and support and group trainings, with a specialty in interviewing practice and networking. After 15 years in the workforce development field, Gary understands the stress that comes from anticipating and participating in the job interview process and is empathetic to those needing extra emotional support. He helps clients develop the confidence to master the art of story telling and reciting career accomplishments. He can help clients stand out from the competition as they engage in various settings like video and group interviews or in-person interviews. In addition to his strong relationships with clients, Gary uses his local network and extensive employer connections to reach out to local companies large and small, in all employment sectors, to get his clients’ resumes considered for interviews and employment.
Client Services Coordinator, Olivia is the newest member of the Career Strategies team. Olivia helps clients reduce the stress of unemployment and job search by connecting clients to public benefits like Medicaid, SNAP, Social Security, unemployment compensation, financial support resources, and other community support agencies. Olivia also helps coordinate the Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship program for Jewish college students and the Lasko College Prep Program for Jewish high school juniors. Prior to joining Career Strategies, she worked at various Washington, DC nonprofits as an intern providing direct support to diverse client populations. Upon graduation from The American University with a dual Bachelor’s degree in German Literature and Public Anthropology, she moved to Berlin and led ESL classes as a Cambridge-certified ESL teacher for adult learners.
Administrator of Community Relations, Rhonda facilitates outreach efforts in the Jewish and secular communities to promote Career Strategies career and employment services. In addition, she coordinates the Franklin C. Ash Summer Internship program for Jewish college students and the Lasko College Prep Program for Jewish high school juniors. Rhonda has worked in the Jewish community since 1988 in various capacities after receiving a Master of Social Work degree in Community Organization from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work.