Jewish Family Service has a diverse staff to help clients with a variety of needs including: aging, disabilities, disaster recovery, abuse, financial stability or something else, they're here to help.
Jessica Bursten is a graduate of New York University Silver School of Social Work and holds an LMSW. Her primary focus at JFS is with senior adults, encouraging independence and autonomy.
Justin Cannon is a graduate of the University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work. His primary focus at JFS is working with families and individuals to promote self-sufficiency and stability. Justin has been with JFS since 2018.
Marc Cohen is a native Houstonian. He has spent the past 25 years working in non for profit primarily with clients with chronic disease and intellectual differences.
Adele Croft is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin. Since 2013, Adele has worked to help JFS clients obtain financial stability and self-sufficiency.
Brenda Fitch joined JFS in 2016 bringing over 30 years of experience in disaster response, suicide prevention and crisis intervention skills. As a Case Management Specialist, she continues to provide JFS clients a consistent, caring, commitment of supportive guidance and coaching techniques as they work together to achieve the client's goals for success.
Elyse Kunick has been with JFS for 4 1/2 years supporting the Case Managers that work with the Holocaust population. She also is the coordinator of the Senior Chavurot Program which brings Jewish Themed programming to Senior Adult Facilities in the area.
Leah Mueller, LBSW has been a geriatric social worker for more than 30 years and working at JFS in Houston for the past 20 years. She is Manager of Holocaust Survivor Services and coordinates services for Survivors and their families. Leah also manages Advocacy services at JFS, coordinates a JFS advocacy board group, serves on NJHSA advocacy committee and co-facilitator for a self-advocacy training group with Easter seals organization of Texas.
Ruth Sherman graduated with a B.A. in Sociology from Carlow College (now University) in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. She obtained an LBSW as well as a Certificate in Gerontology. Ruth has been with the agency since 1989. Her primary focus is working with senior adults and Holocaust survivors.
Morgan Zeringue is a graduate of University of Houston Graduate College of Social Work, 2011 and has been with JFS since 2016. Her background is in program implementation, service navigation and grants management.
Our team will respectfully listen to your situation without judgement and in the strictest confidentiality help direct you to the best resources to resolve your situation. Whether you're struggling with housing or food insecurity, aging, disabilities, disaster recovery, abuse, financial stability or something else, we're here to help.