Sarasota, Fla. (March 2, 2018) – Rich Segall and Joe Mendels, newly appointed JFCS of the Suncoast Board of Directors’ Co-Chairs, are sharing the leadership role for the 2018 Board of Directors. Additional executive board members include Vice Chairs Shaun Benderson, Lauren Fineman and Eric Kaplan; Secretary Scott Levine; and Treasurer Karin Grablin. The board includes Gerri Aaron, Margery Barancik, Audrey Coleman, Michael Harshman, Marc Kanoff, Marion Levine, Brian Mariash, Dean Miller, Nora Patterson, Michael Richker, Stan Rutstein, Steve Seidensticker and Director Emeritae Barbara Brizdle and Marie Monsky.

JFCS Board of DirectorsAbout JFCS:

Founded in 1985, JFCS is a fully accredited, community-based social service, non-profit organization serving Sarasota, Manatee, Charlotte, Collier, Lee and DeSoto counties in Florida, with the goal of empowering people to lead healthy, happy and sustainable lives.  JFCS serves more than 29,000 individuals each year through counseling, prevention, intervention, outreach, case management, basic life necessities, financial aid and life skills education programs on a secular, non-denominational basis. Its seven key focal areas include youth, seniors, cancer support, Jewish healing, counseling, veterans and families. For more information, visit or call 941.366.2224.

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