As 2022 came to a close, Jewish Collaborative Services (JCS) said farewell and congratulations to retiring President and CEO Erin Minior. They warmly welcomed Pamela Morris as the new President and CEO of JCS.
Pamela is a highly experienced, successful, and well-regarded organization leader. As a RI native with a long career in health and human services, particularly serving older adults, she brings a wealth of knowledge to JCS. Pamela holds a Master of Social Work degree from Rhode Island College and a Post Graduate Certificate in Long Term Care Administration from Iona College in New York.
“I am thrilled to join the JCS team – I believe my experience, coupled with the perseverance of our seasoned JCS leadership and staff, will move JCS successfully into this next chapter.”
The last 20-plus years of Pamela’s experience has been marked with work in the senior living field in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. In her most recent position, Pamela acted as a Director of Senior Living, leading teams in multiple settings such as assisted living, adult day health, memory support, residential care, and independent living over the past ten years. In this role, Pamela was responsible for Board relations, operational management, census growth, and regulatory compliance. She was instrumental in leading the teams in these communities during Covid, and her teams were recognized by the Boston Health Commission as examples of excellence in dealing with the pandemic in a congregate care setting.
Patricia Harwood, JCS’ Chief of Programs, who served on the hiring committee, stated “It was clear that Pam was the right choice to be the next leader of our agency. Her passion for and vast experience working with older adults were evident during the interview process. She has hit the ground running in her first few weeks with exciting ideas for improvements and efficiencies in operations.”
Pamela is currently responsible for all business, finance, and personnel operations for Jewish Collaborative Services. She oversees the agency and its professional staff in delivering the highest quality of services to the community and all stakeholders. Pamela also directs the planning process for the agency’s future development and growth. The combination of her experience, work ethic, and drive makes her an ideal fit for JCS. Her vision for the agency is balanced by her ability to identify and execute strategies for improvement and growth.
To read more on Erin Minor’s Retirement from JCS after 25 years, click here.