JFS Names Dana Toppel as New Chief Program Officer

Toppel an instrumental part of the agency's success

Dana ToppelDana Toppel, LCSW, MBA was recently named as the new Chief Program Officer at Jewish Family Service. Toppel has been an instrumental part of the agency’s success since starting with JFS nearly four years ago and most recently held the position of Divisional Director of Clinical and Educational Services.

“Dana brings accountability, clarity, enthusiasm, and a tremendous drive to improve our ability to serve the community. As a Divisional Director, she was an instrumental part of the agency’s most recent successes”, said Michael Hopkins, Chief Executive Officer of Jewish Family Service. “Sometimes the best things are right in front of you.”

Toppel has more than 15 years of experience working with a variety of populations in both direct service and management capacities. Prior to joining JFS in 2009, Toppel worked as a director, consultant, and therapist for the San Diego LGBT Community Center, University of California at San Diego, and San Diego Youth Services. She holds a Master's in Social Work from San Diego State University and a Master's in Business Administration from the Executive MBA Program at San Diego State University. She is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the State of California.


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