JVS Names New Chief Executive Officer

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SOUTHFIELD — The JVS Board of Trustees has named Leah Rosenbaum president and chief executive officer. Rosenbaum had been serving as interim CEO since October 2013.

Rosenbaum has spent her professional career making sure people get the support and training needed to achieve self-sufficiency. She has served as JVS chief operating officer and oversaw programs to empower people with disabilities, at-risk youth and unemployed workers. She has also developed and expanded programs to help older adults find fulfillment in their lives leading up to and following retirement as well as specialized services for older adults with dementia.

For the past 21 years, Rosenbaum has served as a program and administrative consultant for CARF (formerly the Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities). In this capacity, she consults with organizations from across the country to help them enhance the quality of rehabilitation and employment services. Additionally, Rosenbaum is the past president of the board of MARO (formerly Michigan Association of Rehabilitation Organizations), the past president of the National Association of Jewish Vocational Service Professionals and has served on several advisory boards.  

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