Paula Goldstein, president and CEO of Jewish Family and Children’s Service of Greater Philadelphia since September 2011, has worked within the Jewish community for more than 30 years. Prior to assuming the role of CEO, Paula served as the COO for JFCS and held numerous director positions. As CEO Paula has established a dynamic executive team, implemented a strategic plan and moved the organization’s budget from $10 to $15 million. Strengthening the leadership development of both the board and staff has been one of Paula’s primary goals, along with expanding JFCS’ reach in the community to ensure that the organization is providing care for the changing needs of individuals and families.
Paula currently serves on the board of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (NJHSA) as well as the Hillel of Ithaca College. She chairs the CEO Council of the NJHSA, which organizes educational opportunities for JFCS executives across the country. She is a member of the Forum for Executive Women and is past president of Temple Sinai synagogue in Dresher, Pennsylvania. Paula received her certificate in Executive Leadership from the Non-Profit Executive Leadership Institute of Bryn Mawr College in 2011 and her Master’s degree from the Columbia School of Social Work in 1981. She is married, has four children and four grandchildren.