The Governance Board of Jewish Family & Children’s Service has announced the appointment of two new board members: Jay Fruchtman and Jeffrey Packer, D.O. Fruchtman, who resides in Scottsdale, Ariz., has over twenty years of experience in the Financial Services industry, currently as a senior vice president at Bank of America. he is an active member of Congregation Or Chadash Men’s Club, and has held previous Community Board roles with Big Brothers and Big Sisters, as well as Junior Achievement. Jay obtained a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from George Washington University and a Master of Business Administration from Arizona State University.
“When I made a personal decision to re-engage in board service, it was easy for me to prioritize Jewish Family and Children’s Service. Through due diligence with staff and board member contacts, which included experiencing the Brighter Tomorrow Luncheon and Real World Job Development Center, I was able to quickly grasp the positive impact the organization makes to under-privileged youth and elderly (as a father of two boys and a son of two parents over 70 years of age, very easy to identify with these populations). I’m now looking forward to making my own impact to JFCS, leveraging the years of financial services experience I bring with me,” said Fruchtman.
Packer, a physician, resides in Paradise Valley, Ariz.. Originally from South New Jersey, he has specialized in Nephrology for more than 33 years. Jeffrey is a current member of the Valley Beit Midrash Board of Trustees and the Innovating Worthy Projects Foundation Board of Directors. Jeffrey maintains memberships with a broad range of medical associations, is well published in the medical community, and has received many awards, the most recent in 2010 for Phoenix Magazine’s prestigious “Top Doctors” issue.
“The world is an ever-shrinking but more complex place. With many in need, JFCS continues to fulfill a vital role, offering services to many segments of our society without regard to race, religion, or country of origin. I am proud to become a part of this organization and hope my experiences in healthcare and the community add to the ability of JFCS to pursue its mission,” said Packer.
“I am delighted to have the talents of Jeff Packer and Jay Fruchtman on our board. They are truly committed to the mission of JFCS and will be great contributors to making a great organization even better,” stated Rick Naimark, JFCS Board Chair.
The two new members join 10 other board members: Rick Naimark, Phoenix deputy city Manager; Leesa Berens Weisz, attorney; Steven Friedman, attorney; Jerome Gutkin, real estate executive; Michael Johnson, City of Phoenix Councilman; Carol Seidberg, business executive; Michael Seiden, retired business executive; Edna Ora Sitelman, Ed.D, business executive and volunteer; Paul Stander, M.D., chief medical officer, Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center; and Noel Williams, vice president of underwriting, SCF Arizona.