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Supporting Families & Seniors. Alleviating Hunger. Improving Mental Health.

Thank you to the JFS Board of Directors for guiding our mission. JFS is privileged to have leaders of exceptional talent and diverse backgrounds to steward our organization through ever-challenging times.

The 2020 – 2021 Officers of the JFS Board of Directors:

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Jill S. Belsky: President

Jill joined the JFS Board in 2010 and is instrumental in leading the board with her expertise in business and facilities management. She is currently the Vice-President of Rodemyer-Christel, Inc. and holds an MBA degree from Washington University. Jill was formerly an Alderman in the City of Clayton for eight years, during which time she held multiple positions. In addition, Jill is a former Board of Directors of the Downtown St. Louis Community Improvement District and is a member of the Real Estate Board of Metropolitan St. Louis.

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Brian Braunstein: President-Elect

Brian joined the JFS Board in 2017. As Assistant Vice President and Risk Management Counsel for Enterprise Holdings, Inc. and its multiple brands, Brian’s expertise in risk management and strategic planning play an essential role on the JFS Board. He holds a J.D. from Case Western Reserve University and a Bachelor of Science from State University of New York at Buffalo.

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Stephen E. Green: Immediate Past President; Vice President Financial Development; Nominating Committee Chair

Steve joined the JFS Board in 2013 and provides invaluable guidance with organizational finances and fundraising efforts. Steve is a Certified Financial Planner and earned his MBA from Washington University in St. Louis. He also holds a B.S. in Education from Texas A&M University. He joined Krilogy in 2016 after eight years of owning and operating an independent financial planning firm. Steve is actively involved in the community, serving on the Alumni Board of Governors of Washington University, the Board of Temple Emanuel, and the Investment Committee of Provident, Inc.

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Jeffrey Dardick: Treasurer/Secretary

Jeff joined the JFS Board in 2015 and uses his lifetime of experience in accounting and finance to oversee the organization’s budget and financial policies. Prior to his retirement, Jeff served as a partner for more than 25 years at two of the largest international public accounting firms in the world, developing strategies for Fortune 500 companies that addressed complex business, financial, and tax issues. He holds degrees in Accountancy and Law from the University of Missouri and is proud to volunteer at multiple nonprofits that serve diverse communities in St. Louis.

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Steven C. Drapekin: Vice President Strategic Planning

Steve joined the JFS Board in 2015 and uses his corporate legal expertise to lead the organization’s strategic and long-term development. A partner at Lewis Rice, Steve focuses his practice on corporate, commercial finance, and real estate transactions. He earned his J.D. from the University of Illinois College of Law and his B.A. in History and Economics from the University of Illinois. In addition to multiple professional affiliations, Steve serves as a team leader for the YMCA Partner for Youth Campaign.

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Jim Levey: Vice President Human Resources

Jim joined the JFS Board in 2014. As Associate General Counsel at Graybar, Jim’s legal knowledge and expertise allow him to guide JFS on workplace policies, hiring, and other human resource matters. He holds a J.D. from Duke University School of Law and a Bachelor of Science in Economics and a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Pennsylvania.

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Carly Sparks: Vice President Agency Services

Carly joined the JFS Board in 2017 and is fundamental in guiding the board with her expertise in mental health, and family services. Carly is a clinical social worker with more than 13 years of experience specializing in trauma, depression, anxiety, relationship issues, familial stress, and parenting. She is a graduate of the Brown School of Social Work at Washington University in St. Louis where she currently helps teach classes to first-year social work students. Additionally, Carly volunteers at NCJW, the Jewish Federation, Saul Mirowitz Day School, and with JSU.

Board Members

Amye Carrigan
Adam Goldstein
Dr. Stuart Greenbaum
Michael Kaplan
Richard Levy
Michael Lourie
Rabbi Hershey Novack
Eric Peterson
Pamela Perry
Jonathan Raskas
Dr. Jon Root
Molly Salky
Sherry Shuman
Michael Silver
Jennifer Soshnik
Julie Stern
Richard Tallin
Janie Roodman Weiss
Larry Woods

Chief Executive Officer

Miriam Seidenfeld

Past Presidents

Jan Abrams
Lee Bohm
Les Borowsky
Harvey E. Cantor, M.D.
Michael Goldstein
Petie Karsh
Richard S. Marx
Richard S. Rosenthal
Brad Sandler
Robert Scharff, Jr.
Edwin G. Shifrin
Stephen A. Singer
Jacob Sosna, M.D.
Cathy Steele
Sharon A. Stein
Frederic Steinbach
Karen Suroff
Benjamin Uchitelle
David Weiss


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