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OUR MISSION

JFCS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit community service agency that strengthens individuals and families by empowering people to care for themselves and others. This is accomplished through a wide range of high quality social services and programs including therapy, information and referral, support, education and advocacy. By combining contemporary clinical skills with values of charity, righteousness and compassion, Jewish Family & Children’s Service seeks to assist families with many of life’s toughest challenges. Since 1937, our agency has served those in need in Greater Mercer County.

OUR COMMITTMENT

In a world of stress, health challenges, and disconnected families, Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) of Greater Mercer County offers the most comprehensive social services in central New Jersey for people of all ages and backgrounds. The agency provides help, hope, and healing with high-quality programs and clinical services.

OUR TEAM

Michelle Napell

Michelle Napell

Executive Director

Michelle's Bio

Michelle Napell stepped into the role of Executive Director of Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JFCS) in June 2016 after previously serving as Executive Director of One Family Fund. During her time with JFCS, Michelle has brought the agency into a new chapter of growth with her dynamic leadership and focus on strong partnerships. Michelle’s determination to extend the reach of JFCS has led to the establishment of a satellite office in East Windsor to offer much needed mental health resources and, in January 2020, her next vision was brought to life with the JFCS Mobile Food Pantry.

Beverly Mishkin, LCSW

Beverly Mishkin, LCSW

Director of Case Management & Senior Services

Beverly's Bio

Beverly oversees the Case Management and Senior Services departments which provide valuable programs for older adults as well as referrals and information for those needing to connect with community resources. After receiving her MSW from the University of Maryland, Beverly worked with a diverse clientele at JFCS of the Suncoast in Sarasota, FL for twenty years as a Senior Clinician and Director of Jewish Programs. She was also involved in a research protocol, conducted through New York University’s Memory Clinic, involving dementia patients and their caregivers.

Shirley Bellardo, LCSW, LCADC

Shirley Bellardo, LCSW, LCADC

Director of Clinical Services

Shirley's Bio

Shirley Bellardo, LCSW, LCADC joined JFCS in 2018 in the role of Director of Clinical Services. Prior to that she worked for a community social service agency for more than 20 years. When Shirley was offered employment at JFCS she did not hesitate to accept as she knew the mission and values of the Agency aligned with her own. Shirley has over 25 years of experience helping individuals and families struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, life transitions and addictions. She shares this experience with the clinical staff through supervision and clinical case conferences. Shirley is a member of the Mercer County Traumatic Loss Coalition and Professional Advisory Meeting.

Administrative Support

Beth Dempsey-Rule Manager of Operations

Helaine Isaacs Resource Development Associate

Barbara Reiff Director of Finance and Human Resources

Marti Yeye Administrative Assistant

Clinical (Mental Health Counseling)

Julie Bond, LAMFT Marriage and Family Therapist

Claire Brown, LSW Bilingual Social Worker

Wendy Cacacie, LCSW Social Worker

Teri Cheresnick, LCSW, LCADC Social Worker

Julie Harris, MSW Intern

Linda Kanner, LCSW Social Worker

Sylvia Marquez, MSW Intern

Arlene Munoz, LSW Bilingual Social Worker

Mara Myerson, LCSW, LCADC Social Worker

Community & Teen Programs

Eden Aaronson Coordinator of Volunteers and Community Programming

Celeste Albert, LCSW Coordinator of Teen Programs

Joyce Weinstein Teen and Community Programs Assistant

Leslie Schwartz, Tzedakah Basket Program

Hunger Prevention Programs

Beth Englezos Manager of Senior Programs and Hunger Prevention

Debi Henritzy Kosher Cafe Coordinator

Evelyn Hernandez Program Assistant for Counseling & Hunger Prevention

Emmanuel Farrell, MSW Intern

Taryn Krietzman RDN Mobile Food Pantry Driver & Assistant

Val Wilson Kosher Cafe Assistant

Senior Services

Janice Baer, LCSW Holocaust Survivor Program Manager

Andrea Gaynor, LCSW Geriatric Care Manager

Beth Hammer, LCSW Geriatric Care Manager

Beverly Rubman Chaplain and Support Group Facilitator

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