JARC, a metro Detroit based non-profit agency that serves individuals with developmental disabilities, has announced the appointment of Joshua Tobias as the President and Chairman of the Board of Directors (BoD) for a two-year term.
Tobias has served on JARC’s BoD for ten years, including a three-year term as vice-president and a one-year term as president-elect.
“I am eager to take on this role at such an important and impactful organization,” says Tobias. “I’ve watched what a fantastic job the staff has done to move the organization in the right direction, even through a pandemic, and I am continually impressed with the team’s efforts in helping not only our own persons served, but the community around them as well.”
Tobias obtained his bachelor’s degree in journalism from Eastern Michigan University in 1996. He went on to work in the mortgage business for 10 years before accepting his current position as Funeral Director at the Ira Kaufman Chapel in Southfield, Mich. in 2009. Tobias also serves on the finance committee for Frankel Jewish Academy and on the Board of Trustees at Temple Israel, both located in West Bloomfield, Michigan
The non-profit currently serves 156 individuals in over 80 locations and has over the last few months has helped to vaccinate nearly 3,000 metro Detroit individuals, many of whom have disabilities, through over a dozen community vaccination clinics hosted by JARC.