Senior Services Staff

Beverly Mishkin, LCSW Director of Senior Services

Beverly oversees all the programs designed for the senior population that are serviced by the agency. After receiving her MSW from the University of Maryland, Beverly joined the staff at Jewish Family & Children’s Service in Sarasota, Florida. For the past twenty years she has worked with various population groups in different capacities as Senior Clinician and Director of Programs. Most recently she was involved in a research protocol, conducted through New York University’s Memory Clinic, involving dementia patients and their caregivers.

Beth Hammer, LCSW Geriatric Care Manager

Beth Hammer is a geriatric care manager for Secure@Home. She is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and providing on-going care management, family consultations, information and referral, and advocacy. Beth received her BA in Psychology from Ithaca College, and her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Beth has specialized in working with older adults for over 30 years and counsels older adults on issues of caregiving, loss and coping with aging.

Andrea Gaynor, LCSW Geriatric Care Manager

Andrea Gaynor is a geriatric care manager for Secure@Home. She is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and providing on-going care management, family consultations, information and referral, and advocacy. Andrea earned a BS from the University of Maryland at College Park and a Master of Social Work from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York City. She has been recognized for distinguished service and received a Womanspace award for leadership in addressing domestic abuse in the community. Ms. Gaynor is also a Field Education Supervisor, advising and training the agency’s social work graduate students. As a graduate student, she interned at Corner House in Princeton, a community agency specializing in substance abuse issues, offering counseling to teens, adults and their families.

Melissa Sodowick, LSW Geriatric Care Manager

Melissa Sodowick is a geriatric care manager for Secure@Home and is responsible for assessing clients’ needs and providing on-going care management, family consultations, information and referral and advocacy. She is an experienced social worker and specializes in working with older adults who wish to age in place. Melissa is dedicated to managing care, advocating for older adults and connecting them and their families to community and commercial resources. She has designed and implemented cultural and wellness programs, has been an invited speaker, including at NASW-NJ’s annual conference and has published articles on aging.

Beverly Rubman Chaplain

Beverly is currently the chaplain for Jewish Family & Children’s Service and Secure@Home. She received her chaplaincy training at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital—New Brunswick and an M.A. in Jewish Studies from Gratz College, Melrose Park, PA.   In addition to individual visits with Secure@Home members in hospitals, rehabilitation facilities and members’ homes, Beverly leads caregiver and bereavement support groups at Jewish Family and Children’s Service.

Beth Englezos Program Manager

Beth is the program manager for Secure@Home and runs the Chore Corps volunteer service that is provided to the program’s members. In addition, she organizes several Kosher Cafés as well as other community programs that are specifically geared to older adults. Prior to joining JFCS, Beth was a Kosher Meals on Wheels Volunteer.

Debi Fraum Henritzy Kosher Café Project Director

Debi runs the Kosher Café programs at Adath Israel Congregation in Lawrenceville. Prior to joining Jewish Family & Children’s Service, Debi was a Senior Care Consultant and worked with seniors and their families providing home services. She has a BA/BS from Rowan University dual degree in Sociology and Communications with a Public Relations specialty.

Janice Baer Holocaust Program and Café Europa

Janice Baer is a Senior Services social worker for the Holocaust Program and Café Europa. Janice received her Master’s degree in Social Work from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and is a licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of New Jersey.