IAJVS Board of Directors and Officers

IAJVS Chief Executive Officer
Genie Cohen

Genie Cohen, Executive Director, IAJVSGenie Cohen is the Chief Executive Officer of the International Association of Jewish Vocational Services (IAJVS), located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. IAJVS is a not-for-profit trade association linking 28 social service agencies in the United States, Canada, and Israel. IAJVS member agencies provide a wide range of educational, vocational, and rehabilitation services in their local areas. Agency clients come from both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities. Ms. Cohen and the IAJVS staff provide technical, informational, and communications support to their member agency Executive Directors and professional staff. IAJVS researches government and private funding opportunities, develops collaborative programs, and serves as the voice of the Jewish vocational network both nationally and internationally. IAJVS also sponsors an annual conference at which its members can pursue continuing education, exchange ideas, and deepen collegial working relationships.

Ms. Cohen came to IAJVS in 1998. During the previous fourteen years, she held several management positions at the Jewish Employment and Vocational Services (JEVS) in Philadelphia: including Director, Staff Development and Training; and Director, Refugee Programs. Ms. Cohen has extensive experience in designing, implementing, and monitoring programs and funding for both professional staff and agency clients. Before joining JEVS, Ms. Cohen provided similar services at the Nationalities Service Center in Philadelphia as Program Manager, English as a Second Language Program for Southeast Asian Refugees.

Ms. Cohen has served as an Executive Board Member of the Association of Jewish Vocational Service Professionals. She is currently on the Executive Board of Directors of the Jewish Communal Service Association. In 1997, she received the Claudia Fogel award in recognition for excellence in leadership, skills, and commitment to Jewish Communal Service.

Ms. Cohen holds Master of Arts and Bachelor of Arts (Magna Cum Laude, History Honor Society) degrees from Temple University, plus a certificate from the Tri-State Jewish Leadership Development Program.

IAJVS Executive Committee

  • President – Ms. June Gutterman, CEO, JFS Columbus
  • Vice President – Ms. Leah Rosenbaum, President/CEO, JVS Detroit
  • Treasurer – Mr. Fred Stock, President/CEO, JCS South Florida
  • Secretary – Ms.Kim Coulter, President/CEO, JVS Toronto
  • Immediate Past President –Ms. Judy Freundlich Tiell, Executive Director, Jewish Family & Career Services, Louisville KY
  • Co-Chairs, Professional Development Committee – Ms. Margie Earhart, Career and Community Services Director, JFCS Minneapolis & Ms. Jessica Shouse, Program Manager, SHALOM Denver

Current IAJVS Board of Directors

  • Mr. Rick Aranson, CEO, Jewish Family and Career Services, Atlanta GA
  • Ms. Susan Bichsel, President/CEO, JFSA of Cleveland, Beachwood, OH
  • Ms. Addy Bonet, Executive Director, Jewish Vocational Service of MetroWest, East Orange NJ
  • Ms. Linda Burger, CEO, Jewish Family Service, Houston TX
  • Ms. Joni Burton, CEO, JVS Career Services, Cincinnati OH
  • Ms. Kim Coulter, President/CEO, Jewish Vocational Service, Toronto Ontario Canada
  • Mr. Michael Fleisher, Executive Director, Jewish Family Service, Dallas TX
  • Ms. Joan Grayson Cohen, Executive Director, Jewish Community Services, Baltimore MD
  • Ms. June Gutterman, CEO, Jewish Family Services, Columbus OH
  • Ms. Judy Halper, CEO, Jewish Family & Children's Service of Minneapolis, Minnetonka MN
  • Ms. Danielle Hartman, President/CEO, Ruth & Norman Rales Jewish Family Services, Boca Raton FL
  • Mr. Michael Hopkins, CEO, Jewish Family Service, San Diego CA
  • Mr. David Kutchback, Assistant CEO, Chief of Staff & Chief Operating Officer, MERS/MO Goodwill Industries, St. Louis, MO
  • Ms. Sara Leeper, Director of Disability & Employment Services, SHALOM Denver/Jewish Family Service of Colorado, Denver CO
  • Ms. Sara Levine, Executive Director, Jewish Family & Vocational Service of Middlesex County, Edison NJ
  • Mr. David Marcu, CEO, Israel Elwyn, Jerusalem Israel
  • Ms. Leah Rosenbaum, President/CEO, Jewish Vocational Service, Southfield MI
  • Mr. Jerry Rubin, President/CEO, Jewish Vocational Service, Boston MA
  • Ms. Sheila Solomon Rudd, Executive Director, TampaBay-Job-Links, Tampa FL
  • Mr. Todd Schenk, CEO, Jewish Social Service Agency of Metro Washington, Rockville MD
  • Ms. Vivian Seigel, CEO, Jewish Vocational Service, Los Angeles CA
  • Mr. Aryeh Sherman,President/CEO, Jewish Family & Children's Service, Pittsburgh PA
  • Mr. Howard Sitron, President/CEO, Jewish Child & Family Services, Chicago IL
  • Ms. Gail Small, CEO, Agence Ometz, Montreal Quebec Canada
  • Ms. Abby Snay, Executive Director, Jewish Vocational Service, San Francisco CA
  • Mr. Jay Spector, President/CEO, JEVS Human Services, Philadelphia PA
  • Mr. Fred Stock, President/CEO, Jewish Community Services of South Florida, Miami FL
  • Prof. Yossi Tamir, Director General, JDC Israel
  • Ms. Judy Freundlich Tiell, Executive Director, Jewish Family & Career Services, Louisville KY
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