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 Programs 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
Senior 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.
MARJORIE PEREZ, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Margie Perez came to Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service (Alpert JFS) with a wealth of non-profit experience, having held positions as Chief Financial Officer at the Arthur I. Meyer Jewish Academy, Council on Aging of Martin County, and Hospice of Palm Beach County; Vice President-Finance & Administration at Visiting Nurse Corporation of South Florida; Director of Finance at United Way; and Director of Finance & Administration at Parent-Child Center of the Palm Beaches.
She holds a BBA from Florida Atlantic University, and a Certificate of Completion from Leadership Palm Beach County, along with a Florida CPA License.
KELLEY WHITER, J.D.
Chief Development Officer
Kelley Whiter is Alpert JFS Chief Development Officer. Previously, she was Senior Director of Development for the American Society for the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology (ATS), providing strategic direction and vision for the ATS Southern Region. During her seven years with the organization, she oversaw a $12 million annual campaign within the region. Her 14-year development career also includes positions of increasing responsibility at a number of national and local Jewish communal organizations. Prior to embarking on a career in the non-profit sector, Whiter practiced commercial real estate law for more than 16 years.
Whiter received her undergraduate degree, magna cum laude, from New York University, and her Juris Doctorate from Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Stone Scholar. She was admitted into the Florida Bar and New York Bar Association.