New CEO Announced for Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family Service and Melvin J. & Claire Levine Jewish Residential & Family Service
After a thorough nationwide search, Marc D. Hopin, CPA, has been named Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Ferd & Gladys Alpert Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Palm Beach County (JFS) and its sister agency, Melvin J & Claire Levine Jewish Residential and Family Service of Palm Beach County (JRFS). Hopin has worked at the nonprofits for more than six years, most recently as Interim CEO.
Jewish Family Services is a 45-year old nonprofit dedicated to providing a wide range of social services to strengthen individuals and families, including counseling, psychiatry and case management, as well as providing aid for community needs. Jewish Residential and Family Services provide residential care for people with disabilities through its two group homes and its innovative and inclusive Apartment Program.
Over the past year as Interim CEO and in his six years with these vital organizations, Hopin has been credited with a financial turnaround that now includes a $250K reserves for emergency response, increased employee retention and improved organizational culture, and expanding programs and services to meet the needs of a growing population.
“Marc’s balance of analytical, financial and strategic planning talents coupled with his energetic personality and insight into our local community and its evolving demographic, immediately made him the frontrunner of an impressive field of CEO candidates from around the country,” shared Michael A. Lampert, Chair of the JFS/JRS Board of Directors and member of the search committee. “We are confident of what we can accomplish for our community with Marc at the helm.”
Hopin has more than 35 years of experience managing accounting operations, financial reporting, human resource management and IT management. He previously served for five years as JFS’ Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Before joining JFS, Hopin managed accounting and financial reporting for a range of significant real estate and development management companies.
“It’s an incredible honor to lead these vital agencies, responsible for ensuring that everyone in our community has opportunities to receive the care and support they deserve,” shared Hopin. “I am passionate about our critical work in the Jewish community, and I am confident our team will continue to serve and support more people each year.”
Results from an expansive 2019 Community Study led by Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County indicated just how critical services and programs by Alpert Jewish Family Services and Levine Jewish Residential and Family Service are to the community. For example, 20 percent of the Jewish community describe themselves as just getting along, nearly poor or poor; 38 percent of Jewish households are not confident in their ability to live comfortably during retirement; 31 percent of people age 35-49 have someone in their household with a chronic issue or disability; 6,000 households are seeking services from a Jewish communal provider but not receiving them; 12,000 households rely on a social service benefit, such as food stamps or Medicaid; and thousands of seniors and Holocaust survivors are facing poverty, health issues, food insecurity and isolation. The agencies are uniquely positioned to address these critical needs and more.
For more information about Alpert Jewish Family Services and Levine Jewish Residential Family Service of Palm Beach County, visit https://www.alpertjfs.org/.