Marc D. Hopin, CPAChief Executive Officer
Marc D. Hopin, CPA
Chief Executive Officer
Time at Alpert JFS: 6 years
“I am part of the Alpert JFS organizations because of their outstanding reputation and their commitment to providing a broad range of high quality social services that are targeted to the individual requirements of those in need of the support and assistance. In addition, I am here to utilize my extensive financial background towards improving, as needed, the economics involved in insuring the long-term stability of both organizations.”
Mr. Hopin comes to Alpert JFS with over 33 years of business experience as a CFO, VP of Finance, Controller and Auditor. He is a graduate of Fordham University with degrees in Accounting, Computer Management and Quantitative Methods. Mr. Hopin is a CPA and a Florida Real Estate Broker. He has worked for Fortune 500 companies like Merrill Lynch and Capital Cities Communications and local entrepreneurial companies like Penn-Florida, Denholtz Associates and Gimelstob Realty.
Mr. Hopin was active in the community as a parent at the Alexander D. Henderson University School, a K-8 school and FAU High School. He had over 2,000 hours of volunteer service in many capacities including Chairman of the School Advisory Council and as Treasurer of the School Advisory Body. Mr. Hopin formed the school’s PTO. He co-chaired the annual Thanksgiving Feast at the school for nine years. In 2005 Mr. Hopin was the voted the school’s Volunteer of the Year.
Mr. Hopin is currently active in the community as a youth sports coach. He has coached youth sports for ten years and is a certified Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA) Double Goal Coach. Last year he was nominated for the PCA Double Goal Coach Award. Mr. Hopin is also the current treasurer for the Spanish River High School Silver Sound Band Booster Club and the band’s announcer for its half-time performances.
Elaine Rotenberg, Ph.D.Clinical Director
Elaine R. Rotenberg, Ph.D.
Time at Alpert JFS: 27 Years
“I am part of the Alpert JFS team because there is no greater honor than working with families who have devoted their lives to creating the best possible world for their loved ones. I have the pleasure of sharing the sheer joy that comes with seeing the growth and success of those we proudly serve.”
Dr. Elaine Rotenberg has been the Clinical Director of the Alpert Jewish Family Service and the Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service for the past 27 years. She is a licensed clinical psychologist, a member of the American Psychological Association, and the Florida Psychological Association, and serves on the steering committee of the Action Alliance for Mental Health in Palm Beach County. Dr. Rotenberg received her BA degree in psychology and education from Brandeis University and then went on to receive both her Masters and Doctoral degrees in psychology from the University of Denver. Dr. Rotenberg completed her predoctoral fellowship in the psychiatry department of Yale University.
Dr. Rotenberg provides clinical oversight and establishes standards of best practice for the more than two dozen programs of Alpert JFS and LJRFS. Her responsibilities include direct oversight of all of the behavioral health services of the organization, including counseling, psychiatry and residential services. Dr. Rotenberg spearheaded the creation of a coalition to introduce the international evidence-based Mental Health First Aid program throughout Palm Beach County. Dr. Rotenberg coordinates the ongoing Performance Quality Improvement program of Alpert JFS, is responsible for training throughout the organization, and is a national peer reviewer for the Council on Accreditation. Dr. Rotenberg is a much request speaker, having presented both locally and nationally on a variety of topics, and is regularly involved in outreach and interagency collaborative efforts into the community.
Stephanie Itkin, PHR., SHRM-CPHuman Resources Director
Stephanie Itkin, PHR., SHRM-CP
Human Resources Director
Time at Alpert JFS: 5 Years
“I am a part of the AJFCS/LJRFS team because it allows me an opportunity to work with caring, compassionate professionals who dedicate their time providing services to those in need. I feel privileged to be able to work with and support such a dynamic group of people every day.”
Ms. Itkin joined Alpert JFS in September 2014. She comes to the agency with over 15 years of human resources experience, having worked for companies such as K. Hovnanian, American Mortgage and Jarden Corporation. Ms. Itkin is a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh and is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management. She has earned two industry certifications, the Professional Human Resources (PHR) and SHRM-CP.
Olivia TartakowDirector of Intake, Information & Referral
Olivia Tartakow, LCSW, M.Ed
Director, Community Directions
Time at Alpert JFS: 27 Years
Olivia Tartakow is a member of Temple Judea and has been the Director for the Intake, Assessment and Referral Department at the Alpert Jewish Family Service of Palm Beach County where she has worked since 1993. In her current position, she manages the professional staff responsible for initially evaluating the myriad needs of over 4000 callers a year to AJFS. She provides counseling, and works with seniors and their adult children helping them to assess their needs and to develop appropriate plans, including but not limited to issues regarding communication, stress management, aging, eldercare services, and financial planning.
Olivia has over 40 years of experience in counseling, social services, management in social service organizations, management information systems and financial planning. She has led seminars and groups for Temples, Jewish organizations, and outside organizations regarding issues including but not limited to Aging, Bereavement, Caregiving, Options for Older Adults, Managing Stress, and Coping with Stress and Trauma. Her background includes working as a Rehabilitation Counselor for disabled adults, Contract Manager for the City of New York and Montefiore Hospital & Medical Center, and Assistant Director for the development and implementation of a major computer system in the New York City Child Welfare System. She also earned the designation of Certified Financial Planner and worked as a Financial Planner with IDS/American Express assisting people with estate and retirement planning.
She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker; has a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology from Columbia University, a Master’s degree in Social Work from Florida International University, a Bachelor’s degree from SUNY at Buffalo, and a post Master’s Advanced Professional Certificate from New York University’s Graduate School of Business Administration. Olivia served on numerous Palm Beach County Social Service task forces and was one of the founding members of the Board of Directors of the Palm Beach County Coalition for Disaster Recovery.