Michael Best is pleased to announce that Partner Adam E. Witkov has been elected to serve as the Chair of Jewish Family Services, Inc.’s (JFS) Board of Directors for a two-year term. He has served on the board since 2013 and has volunteered with the organization since 2009.
As the Chair, Witkov will be responsible for assisting JFS to carry out its mission to provide supportive services that will strengthen families, children and individuals throughout the life cycle within the context of their unique needs and traditions. This includes continuing to strengthen JFS’s strong impact in the community through its mental health clinic and counseling services, case management and social services, and housing for older adults and people with disabilities (via JFS Housing Inc.). Witkov is the third Michael Best lawyer to serve as JFS’s Board Chair in the last 20 years.
As one of the longest standing nonprofit organizations in the state of Wisconsin, JFS organizes programs for the basic life needs of resettled individuals, families, and children through a range of services that included vocational training and employment services, education, outpatient medical care, family counseling, foster care, orphanages and adoptions, and housing. Since its founding in 1867, JFS has expanded its mission to serve the community at large, with a focus on improving the health, personal well-being, and level of independence of thousands of persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities, physical disabilities, age related disabilities, and chronic mental illness. The services are fully accessible and are provided regardless of someone’s health insurance status, household income or ability to pay.
The organization has also played an integral role in founding other Jewish-based organizations such as the Federated Jewish Charities, now known as the Milwaukee Jewish Federation, Jewish Children’s Home, Outpatient Department for Sinai Samaritan Medical Center, and Jewish Vocational Services, now known as Milwaukee Center for Independence.
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To learn more about JFS Housing, click here.