Jewish Family and Children’s Service Places Interim Leader

Jewish Family and Children’s Service Places Interim Leader

Third Sector Company is thrilled to announce that Pam Jacobson has been selected as the Interim Executive Director of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Long Beach & West Orange County (JFCS).


JFCS supports individuals, families, couples, and children in Long Beach and the surrounding communities with counseling, case management for older adults, emergency financial assistance, food and essentials, domestic violence education and prevention, and referral to ongoing resources.


I am honored to be part of Jewish Family and Children’s Services in this chapter of their evolution,” said Pam. “I have been extremely impressed with JFCS’s quality of care, commitment to excellence, and training systems put in place to support its clinicians.”


“As with so many organizations, the challenges of Covid have presented new avenues for actualizing mission, and the organization is supported by a highly dedicated and passionate board. It is my honor to help staff and lay leaders integrate the lessons learned from the past 20+ months into a vision of what’s possible for this next chapter.


Pam wanted to give a special word of thanks to Third Sector Company Senior Strategist Mike Mitchell for his “skilled matchmaking and ability to spot a good fit” for the interim engagement and peer coach. Our interim executive engagements provide leaders the chance to meet with a mentor. Janet Schulman, Senior Strategist and TSC Interim of the Year in 2006 has “offered keen insights and wisdom” to help Pam feel supported at JFCS.


Pam is a graduate of Interim Executives Academy Class #7, and for more than 25 years she has been a nonprofit leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, strong team-building skills and a passion for social impact organizations focused on transforming lives through human-centered design. She is former Executive Director of Hand in Hand Family & Child Development Center and former Vice President, Care Services, of the ALS Association Golden West Chapter. Pam holds an MBA from American Jewish University, an MS from the University of Washington, as well as a bachelor’s degree from the University of Texas at Austin.


All of the Third Sector Company community sends our best wishes to Pam and our thanks to the leadership at JFCS for putting their trust in the people, teachings and programs of Third Sector Company that have served nonprofits over the past 20 years.


Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Long Beach & West Orange County is a nonprofit agency that provides a wide range of professional counseling and support services to assist all individuals regardless of religion, race, gender identity, socioeconomic status, or immigration status. JFCS strives to be there when people need them to offer the comfort of knowing that no one needs to face life’s challenges or celebrate life’s triumphs alone.


Third Sector Company and the graduates of Interim Executives Academy are available to provide vetted, highly-trained nonprofit interim executive leadership. From the training and experience at Interim Executives Academy, the graduates can provide a series of protocols and deliverables to ensure a successful interim leader engagement. They will also have access to mentorship and coaching through our community of interim leadership professionals.


If your nonprofit is preparing for a leadership transition or succession planning, contact us today.

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