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Our Leadership

JCS Board of Directors

Chair
Mindy Stone

Vice Chair
Minna Ellison

Treasurer
Christine Cannata

Secretary
Kayla Rosen

Members
Kelley Berkerey
Matthew Blank
Elaine Farber Budish
Doug Emanuel
Robin Engle
Felice Farber
James Galkin
Marisa Garber
Marilyn Katz
Myrna Levine
Richard Licht
Bonnie Ryvicker
Niecie Weiner

Staff Leaders

Jewish Collaborative Services employs highly trained and credentialed professionals. Our staff includes licensed marriage and family therapists, masters of social work, licensed social workers, registered nurses, certified nursing assistants and assisted living administrators. In addition to their qualifications, they bring commitment and compassion in caring for clients and their families.

Our leadership team consists of dedicated professionals with many years of experience working to ease the burden of those facing hardship or transition in their housing, health, family or social situations.

Pamela Morris, MSW

Pamela Morris, MSW

President and CEO

Pamela is a RI native with a long career in health and human services, particularly serving older adults. She holds a Masters of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College and a Post Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care Administration from Iona College in NY.  Pam has experience working as a case manager specializing with older adults needing protective services as well as a social worker in the long term care and skilled nursing environments. View Pam’s full profile.

Renee St. John, CPA

Renee St. John, CPA

Chief Financial Officer

Renee joined JCS in December 2019. As CFO, she is responsible for the overall financial strategy and direction of the organization’s business, finance and personnel operations. Within finance, she guides the staff, finance committee, investment committee and board of directors on all financial matters, including external audit functions, banking, investments, tax reporting and human resources. View Renee’s full profile.

Sara Ades Goodwin

Sara Ades Goodwin

Chief Development Officer

As Chief Development Officer at JCS, Sara is responsible for planning and implementing innovative strategies to secure donors and contributions, ensuring the agency’s long-term sustainability. In 2016, in her previous role as Director of Major Gifts, she secured a $2.5 million donation for Jewish Family Service of RI, the largest in its history, which allowed the agency to purchase and maintain the new JCS offices in Providence. View Sara’s full profile.

Patricia Burns Harwood, LICSW

Patricia Burns Harwood, LICSW

Chief of Programs

Patty oversees the coordination, integration, and delivery of all programs and services at JCS. She also works to promote collaborative relationships between program areas and to ensure that services consistently meet or exceed the expectations of clients, family members, funders, partners and other stakeholders. View Patty’s full profile.

Helayne Goldstein-Ramirez

Helayne Goldstein-Ramirez

Executive Director of Tamarisk Senior Living

Helaynel is the Executive Director of Tamarisk Senior Living on JCS’s Warwick campus.  She brings 20+ years of management experience in senior living and community services. She is licensed as a nursing home administrator, Assisted Living Residence Administrator, Independent Clinical Social Worker, and is Nationally Certified as a Dementia Practitioner.

Rachael Adams

Rachael Adams

Director of Housing at Shalom Apartments

Rachael is the Executive Director of Shalom and Shalom II on JCS’s Warwick campus. Full Bio to come.

Janelle (JC) Roussel

Janelle (JC) Roussel

Director of Community Services

As the Director of Community Services, JC is responsible for providing supervision and administrative oversight to four of our programs: Adoption Options, Jewish Eldercare, Kosher Nutrition, and the Food Pantry. JC’s experience is in child and family welfare. Prior to working at JCS, JC was the Director of Quality Management at Saint Vincent’s. View JC’s full profile.

Jessica Murphy Hoard

Jessica Murphy Hoard

Senior Manager of Marketing and Communications

As the Marketing and Communications Manager, Jessica is responsible for developing and implementing the agency’s communications and marketing strategies to further agency goals, brand recognition, and engaging target audiences. Jessica received her Masters from Merrimack College in 2016. [Email: Jessica@jcsri.org]