Director, LGBTQ Initiative
Phoenix Schneider, M.S.W., has worked in the nonprofit sector since 2000, specializing in program development and direct services with the LGBTQ community. Phoenix is a thought leader in the area of LGBTQ youth and mental health and has extensive experience developing local and national programming for LGBTQ youth and other high-risk populations. At JFCS, Phoenix designs and manages comprehensive programming to meet the current and growing needs of a diverse Jewish LGBTQ community in the Greater Philadelphia area. Phoenix oversees direct services, training, and community engagement with the LGBTQ community, their families and allies. Prior to working with JFCS, Phoenix was the Program Director with The Trevor Project and oversaw a safety net of suicide prevention programming for LGBTQ youth. Phoenix is trans* and Jewish and has a background in Psychology and Social Work.