Board of Directors & Designates

As a key part of our mission, JCYS is committed to guiding young professionals to develop the skills needed for a lifetime of community service and philanthropy.  Through our Board of Directors, JCYS provides guidance on non-profit governance, legislative policy, business programs, financial management and fundraising.  JCYS Board Members are primarily between the ages of 26 and 40 years old and participate in a dynamic, comprehensive and intensive leadership development experience.

Board Members experience hands-on responsibilities through:

  • Establishing the agency’s mission and strategic plan
  • Overseeing the agency’s budget and investments
  • Approving and monitoring facility improvements
  • Championing the agency’s fundraising campaigns
  • Amending by-laws

Through exposure to the full scope of the agency’s operations, Board Members are equipped to assume key leadership roles throughout JCYS and in the greater Chicago area.


If you are, or someone you know is, interested in joining our Board, please have them fill out our application, or contact Hannah Glick at or (312) 726-8891, ext. 113.

JCYS has over 600 treasured Alumni that helped make Jewish Council for Youth Services the organization that it is today.  If you are a JCYS Board of Directors Alumni, we would welcome the opportunity to reconnect with you!

Alumni Directory
We are creating a JCYS Board Alumni Directory and need your updated information! Please fill out our form online.
Fiscal Year 2017 Board Members

Dan Brenner – President
Liz Roberts – Immediate Past President
Jason Keith – President-Elect
Jason Schraub – Vice President of Programming
Mike Karmin – Vice President of Development
Matt Gaines – Vice President of Operations
Mike Capone – Treasurer
Joel Hainsfurther – Assistant Treasurer
Jordan Feffer – Secretary
Zach Kafitz – At Large
Jen Levin – At Large
Mike Sevin – At Large
Bryan Wool – At Large
Tommy DeGarmo
Caryn Fields
Scott Frazin
Jennifer Gartenberg
Ivan Golden
Sarah Gryll
Scott Levine
Brian Pearl
Eric Plotkin
Irine Sorser Turin
Brett Winterstein

Designates to the Board

Jenny Berger
Aaron Gillett
Brad Helfand
Brian Lasman
Benji Lavin
Jeremy Neil
Danny Pogofsky
David Schultz
Carly Schwartz
Morgan Weber

Past Presidents

Directors for Life