Introducing JFS Next Executive Director - Jessica Whitehill

On behalf of the JFS Board of Directors, I am pleased to announce that Jessica Whitehill will be the agency’s next Executive Director. Jessica will begin her duties on June 13. Alison Gilreath will assist and advise Jessica for two weeks before Alison retires.

Jessica was selected after a national search. She has most recently been Director of Philanthropy at Our VOICE, Inc. She is completing her term as President of the Asheville JCC Board of Directors. After receiving a B.A. from Barnard, she got an M.S. from Columbia University.

I thank the search committee – Jacob Blass, Chair, Debra Bergman, Rosemary Dehlow, and Gaia Goldman – for their tireless efforts at finding such a qualified candidate.

Belinda Brandon
President, JFS WNC Board of Directors


Jewish Family Services of WNC is a nonprofit agency providing social services to individuals and families of all faiths in Western North Carolina.



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