Staff & Board

jfsyork-staff-015 Joan Krechmer | Executive Director and Geriatric Care Manager
Joan has three decades of experience in all facets of social work and counseling: individuals, families, older adults and caregivers. She is a certified Geriatric Care Manager and a National Certified Guardian (NCG). JFS’s executive director since its inception in 1988, she holds a master’s in social work from the University of Pennsylvania. She is a licensed clinical social worker with a certification in gerontology (LCSW-G).

jfsyork-staff-014Marie Bini | Accounts Manager
Marie Bini joined JFS at the end of 2013. She has more than two decades of experience in accounting and bookkeeping for businesses, including 17 years with Updegraff Accounting in State College. Marie studied accounting at William Paterson University in New Jersey.

jfsyork-MillerCarol Miller | Program and Development Director
Carol brings 20+ years of experience in not-for- profit agencies managing and directing volunteers, programs, and services. We are thrilled to have her enthusiasm and wealth of experience here at JFS.


jfsyork-MontourJessica Montour | Program & Project Specialist
Jessica brings her experience in communications and business management to JFS. Jessica manages volunteer and media relations as well as print and social media management.





Trish Arbetman, Immediate Past President

Jason Lavetan

Jason Lavetan, President

Christine Harrop-Stein

Christine Harrop-Stein, Secretary

Louis Mendlowitz

Louis Mendlowitz, Treasurer

Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan

Rabbi Jeffrey Astrachan

Steve Wolf

Steve Wolf, Assist. Secretary, Assist. Treasurer


Ron Benenson

Mary Ligon

Mary Ligon

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