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Terrance Daniels announced as CFO of JFCS

Jewish Family & Children’s Service announced that Terrance Daniels, a seasoned professional in finance and longtime partner of the organization, will now serve as its chief financial officer.

Terrance has served as a financial consultant to JFCS and its domestic violence shelter subsidiary, the Sojourner Center, over the past three years, and joined the leadership team as interim CFO in April 2020. Now, JFCS is making it official.

“During his interim status as CFO, Terrence gained the confidence of the organization and demonstrated a capacity to guide us in a fiscally responsible manner,” said JFCS President and CEO Lorrie Henderson. “JFCS and Sojourner Center are in good hands for our future financial stewardship and fiscal well-being.”

Over Terrance’s 25-year career, he has gained extensive experience in accounting and finance in the health care and social services industries, with leadership positions at Sacred Heart Hospice, ValueOptions, Inc., PCS Health Systems and the Arizona Department of Health Services.

“We are happy to have him on the team,” Lorrie says.

Kaylie Medansky joins Temple Chai as director of youth and social action programs

Kaylie Medansky recently joined Temple Chai’s senior staff as director of teen, community and social action programs.

“She was the perfect person for this role,” said Debbie Blyn, Temple Chai’s executive director. “We are so thrilled to have her full time on our team.”

The position combines youth and family programs with new responsibilities to “deepen our work in social action,” Temple Chai said in an newsletter to members.

In her new role, Medansky will take over Temple Chai’s youth programs, TCTY and NFTY, from Erin Wynn, who previously served as the director of youth and family programs at Temple Chai. Kaylie will also focus on social justice programs for the synagogue, starting with organizing a voter registration task force that will engage Temple Chai members in voting and combat voter suppression.

As a member of Temple Chai for more than 25 years, Kaylie was a “natural community choice,” Blyn said. For the last five years, she worked at the synagogue as a teacher and assistant TCTY advisor.

“Given both her academic and professional background, she was just a very natural community choice for that position,” Debbie says. “Additionally, she’s been involved with our team for the past couple of years. So as we needed to fill that role as well, she was somebody that we naturally thought of.”

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