Jewish Family and Children’s Services of the Suncoast (JFCS) has hired Arthur Lerman as its interim CEO. He replaces Heidi Brown, who resigned from her position after serving JFCS for the past three years.
Lerman—previously the executive director of ITNSuncoast and We Care Manatee—has served on the JFCS board of directors and as chair of the board’s development committee. He has developed and managed assisted living facilities, nursing homes, a traumatic brain injury rehabilitation facility and a home health agency. He has also been the executive director of non-profit organizations providing transportation services to seniors, medical services to individuals without health insurance, and residential, day rehabilitation and supportive employment services to individuals with intellectual disabilities. In addition, he has been a consultant to other states in the areas of behavioral health and long-term care, including involvement in the redesign of the behavioral health systems for Oregon and West Virginia, and integrating behavioral health services into San Francisco’s public health clinics. He moved to the Sarasota area in 2007.