We are pleased to announce the appointment of Ivan Szeftel as JEVS Human Services’ new board chair. Szeftel previously served as Treasurer of JEVS’ Board of Directors and is a retired financial services executive. 

Joining Szeftel as board officers are Peter C. Rothberg, Vice Chair; Lisa Washington, Vice Chair; John Polidori, Treasurer; Ellen Kraftsow-Kogan, Secretary; Bernard Eizen, Esq., Immediate Past Chair; and Samuel M. First, Esq., Past Chair.  

In addition, JEVS’ Board of Directors has also elected two new members, Laura Bessen-Nichtberger and Denise Portner. Bessen-Nichtberger is a retired physician executive and Portner is Senior Vice President at SteegeThomson Communications, where she manages marketing and development communications programs for mission-driven organizations in health care, education, human services, and the arts.

As we welcome our new board chair and members, we would also like to take this opportunity to thank our immediate past chair, Bernard Eizen, Esq., for his countless contributions to JEVS Human Services, especially during our 75th anniversary year. Thank you!

Pictured above (left) immediate past chair Buz Eizen and (right) new board chair Ivan Szeftel.  

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