Board of Trustees

Board Officers

Larry Rein


Linda Press, M.A.

Executive Director

Matthew Jarmel

Vice President

Robin Polson

Vice President

Craig Grosswald


Lori Solomon


Board Members

Claire Akselrad

Kenneth Alter

Fran Beinhaker

Howard Charish

Larry Chodor

Selma Daner

Teddi Dolph

Rebecca Gold

Barry Goldberg

Past President

Risa Goldberg

Ellen Goldner

Past President

Andrea Grover

Jeri Kimowitz

Eta Levenson

Jon Mann

Harris Nydick

Mark Perwien

Beth S. Rose


Lois Rose

Past President

Brian Saltzman

Miriam Seiden

Mimi Sochor

Shari-Beth Susskind

Lynda Wachsteter

Past President

Ellen Weinstock

Jay Roger Weissglass

Past President

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Who we are

At JSDD, the expectations for quality extend beyond what services and supports may be available to what life fulfilling experiences are possible. Our philosophy supports the notion that there are no limits to those possibilities. We have developed opportunities over time through a dynamic process of establishing relationships with the agency’s residents and WAE Center members. Unexplored interests, ideas, prospects for learning, continuing education and creativity are constantly evolving and emerge as our remarkable staff and the people we support get to know each other and share experiences.

What we do

Ability is the focus of all efforts in supporting the men and women we serve. We are delighted and inspired each and every day by the insights, revelations and creative energy that emerges when respectful relationships for the gifts and talent of every individual are considered. Learning and creativity occur organically as people share themselves and develop friendships and help each other to grow.