JFCS Announces Janice Dinner as Vice Chair of Board of Directors
The Board of Directors for Jewish Family & Children’s Service is pleased to announced that Janice Dinner has been appointed to vice chair. Janice previously served on the board, working alongside other members to carry out JFCS’ mission of strengthening the community through making quality behavioral health and social services available to people of all ages.
“On behalf of the entire Board of Directors, we are thrilled to welcome Janice Dinner as the vice chair,” said JFCS President and CEO Dr. Lorrie Henderson. “She has been a valuable member of our volunteer leadership team at Jewish Family & Children’s Service and we are grateful for her continued support and knowledge of the health and social services community in this new role.”
As vice chair, Dinner is responsible for performing all duties of the chair in his or her absence, as well as being a director of the executive committee.
Outside of the role with JFCS, Dinner is the senior associate general counsel for Banner Health as well as the general counsel for Sonora Quest Laboratories, LLC and Laboratory Sciences of Arizona.
In addition to her board work, Dinner also serves on the boards for the Arizona Association of Health Lawyers, Temple Chai and the Southwest Center for HIV/AIDS.
“I am overjoyed to continue and expand my work with JFCS as the vice chair,” said Dinner. “JFCS plays a crucial role in our community, and I am eager to work with my fellow board members to further our mission.”
New Regional Director for IAC Arizona
Nachum Erlich was born in Ramat Gan, Israel. He served in the Israeli army paratroopers and special forces. This experience gave Nachum excellent leadership and team-building skills. After serving in the army, he joined his brother’s diamond business, which allowed Nachum to grow as an entrepreneur and to travel the world.
A passion of Nachum’s is being an entrepreneur and building a dream. After 25 years in the diamond business, he moved on to ventures in the real estate market where he utilized his leadership, management and social skills to be successful.
Nachum lives in Scottsdale, Arizona with his wife, Alexzandra. Nachum has four children: Ella, Ben, Neil, and Idan. Nachum enjoys the outdoors and Krav Maga. His passion for both the community and the State of Israel make him a natural fit to advance the mission of the IAC.
“It is with great humility, gratitude, responsibility, and sense of purpose that I take on the position of Regional Director for the Arizona chapter of the IAC,” says Nachum.
Rose Law Group Becomes First in the State to Establish Stand Alone Hemp Practice
Rose Law Group, pc is pleased to announce Attorney and Partner Adam Trenk, has been named Director of the Rose Law Group, pc Cannabis and Hemp Departments. This comes as the innovative Scottsdale firm is the first in the state to establish a stand-alone Hemp Department.
Rose Law Group has been on the leading edge of the burgeoning hemp industry and has been instrumental in working closely with the Arizona Department of Agriculture, as it promulgated rules governing the hemp industry in Arizona.
“As the new director of both the Cannabis Law and Hemp Law, Adam brings deep roots in the agricultural community combined with vast regulatory and public policy experience. For nearly a decade he has been representing traditional agriculture interests in Arizona. His knowledge and experience has led to many legal victories when working with hemp regulations to provide clients unmatched advice and assistance. We are excited to see him now leading this area of our practice,” said Jordan Rose, founder of Rose Law Group.
“Having started my career with the Rose Law Group pc and being immersed in the regulation and promulgation of the medical marijuana industry in Arizona for the past ten years, I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring the department forward and expand our area of practice to include industrial hemp production,” said Trenk. “Rose Law Group has a reputation of excellence at the cutting edge of innovation, and this professional development provides the opportunity for me to ensure it remains at the forefront as new markets emerge and drive our local and State economies.”
Jewish Community Foundation of Southern AZ hires Keith Marcum
Keith Marcum joins the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona as communications and marketing manager. Most recently, he managed marketing and sales for Kuumba Made Inc., in Tucson. Before that, he was marketing manager at IMPACT of Southern Arizona, a Tucson nonprofit.
He is a graduate of James Madison University in Virginia and before moving to Tucson in 2015 was working on his M.F.A. in creative writing through the Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts program in Cleveland, Ohio. He also owned a video production company in Richmond, Virginia, for a decade. In Richmond, he volunteered with the Virginia Production Alliance and the Fan Free Clinic.
Molly Sheehy joins the Federation of Southern Arizona
Molly Sheehy joins the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona as a project manager in the campaign department after six years in national service, most recently managing an AmeriCorps VISTA Grant with Arizona Serve.
After receiving a degree in human development from Prescott College and serving a term as an AmeriCorps VISTA member with the Yavapai CASA for Kids Foundation, she moved to Tucson in 2014. She is a volunteer with the Center for Community Dialogue and will be embarking upon a Master of Social Work degree through Arizona State University starting this fall.
New congregation director at Bet Shalom
Lisa Schachter-Brooks has recently joined the staff of Congregation Bet Shalom as congregation director. This newly created position combines organizational administration with community and pastoral care. Schacter-Brooks joined the synagogue’s staff after three years as director of operations at the Jewish History Museum where she continues to stay involved as a volunteer.
Patrick MacQueen and Benjamin Gottlieb receive prestigious award
Patrick MacQueen and Benjamin Gottlieb, the founding partners of Arizona’s top-ranked real estate law firm MacQueen & Gottlieb, PLC both have been selected to receive the prestigious Top 100 Attorneys Lifetime Achievement Award. The designation as one of America’s Top 100 Attorneys is by invitation only, and Lifetime Achievement Award recognition among America’s Top 100 Attorneys is meant to identify and promote the most outstanding and impactful legal talent currently serving throughout the nation.
Only 100 attorneys in each state (of approximately 18,500 attorneys in Arizona) will receive this honor and be selected for Lifetime Achievement among America’s Top 100 Attorneys. This latest accolade continues the trend of prestigious awards and recognitions for M&G and its partners. The firm will celebrate its third anniversary in October.