Chief Executive Officer
Marc Hopin has more than 35 years of experience managing accounting operations, financial reporting, human resource management and IT management. He previously served as JFS’ Interim CEO, Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer and is credited with a financial turnaround that included reserves for emergency response, increased employee retention and improved organizational culture, and expanding programs and services to meet the needs of a growing population. Before joining JFS, Hopin managed accounting and financial reporting for a range of significant real estate and development management companies. A graduate of Fordham University, he is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and Florida Real Estate Broker.
ELAINE R. ROTENBERG, PH.D
Dr. Elaine Rotenberg has been with Alpert JFS and the Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service since 1992. A licensed clinical psychologist, she is 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. Rotenberg received her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University, and her graduate and doctoral degrees from the University of Denver. She completed a fellowship in the psychiatry department of Yale University. Her responsibilities at Alpert JFS include direct oversight of all the behavioral health services of the organization, including counseling, psychiatry and residential services. Rotenberg spearheaded the creation of a coalition to introduce the international evidence-based Mental Health First aid (MHFA) program throughout Palm Beach County. She presents on a variety of topics and is regularly involved in outreach and inter-agency collaborative efforts in our community.
ELYSE JACOBSON, LCSW
Chief Program Officer
Elyse Jacobson oversees a significant number of programs and related services at Alpert JFS, evaluating their effectiveness, and provides mentoring, guidance, supervision and development to Long-Term Care, Mentoring 4 Kids, Counseling and Holocaust Care programs staff, as well as the Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Family & Residential Service’s Group Home and Apartment Program. A New York native, she has been with Alpert JFS since 1994, holding a number of positions prior to her current role, including Enhanced Companion Coordinator and Geriatrics Case Manager, and Long-Term Care Director. Jacobson holds an undergraduate degree from the State University of New York (SUNY) Binghamton, and a graduate degree from Adelphi University.
STEPHANIE ITKIN, PHR, SHRM-CP
Director of Human Resources
Stephanie Itkin joined Alpert JFS in September 2014, bringing more than 15 years of human resource experience to the agency, having worked K. Hovnanian, American Mortgage, and Jarden Corporation. She is a member of the Society for Human Resources Management, and has earned two industry certifications. Itkin graduated from the University of Pittsburgh.