Times of San Diego
JFS announced our new board chair, Deborah Bucksbaum, who succeeds Emily Jennewein, at our annual meeting at the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (MCASD). During her tenure on the board, Deborah advocated for affordable housing and formed JFS’s housing committee. New board members include: Nadia Farjood, litigation associate with O’Melveny & Myers; Seth Krosner, trauma and critical care surgeon at Scripps Mercy Hospital; and Adam Rosenthal, partner and employment attorney with Sheppard Mullin. Outgoing board members include: Kira Finkenberg; former board chair Adam Welland; and Karin Toronto. Treasurer Sheldon Derezin was given the Charles Zibbell Board Leadership Award. Winners of the Henrietta Rubenstein Staff Award: Tania Garcia Aguirre, of JFS Safe Parking; and Luis Gonzales, JFS Immigration Legal Services. The Board Chair’s Award went to JFS’s Welcome the Stranger efforts, including: the San Diego Raid Response Network (SDRRN), Immigration Legal Services, and refugee resettlement.