Jewish Family & Children’s Service (JF&CS) is pleased to announce that Gail Schulman has been selected as our next Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Schulman’s appointment follows an eight-month national search.
Schulman is currently chief operating officer at Gann Academy, Greater Boston’s independent Jewish High School. There, she is responsible for all of Gann’s business functions, including finance, human resources, marketing, facilities, and operations. She also oversees and implements strategic initiatives at the school. Prior to joining Gann in 2016, she spent more than 20 years leading complex businesses in the high-tech sector.
A passionate volunteer leader, Schulman has served as the board chair of Kesher Newton, led committees focused on youth and education at Temple Reyim, and served as fundraising and recruitment chair at Teen Voices. She graduated from Harvard University, and lives in Newton with her husband and two children.
“I am honored and thrilled to be joining Jewish Family & Children’s Service as CEO, and to lead the work of this critically important organization,” said Schulman. “JF&CS doesn’t shy away from the hardest challenges of our community – hunger, living with disabilities, aging, early childhood trauma, and so much more. And it does all of this based on a Jewish foundation of social responsibility, compassion, and respect for all members of the community. I think it is the foundation that provides heart and soul to JF&CS’s services, and that makes it stand out as such a special organization.”