JCS welcomes new leader

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As 2022 came to a close, Jewish Collaborative Services said farewell and congratulations to retiring President and CEO Erin Minior, and warmly welcomed Pamela Morris as JCS’ new president and CEO.

Morris is a highly experienced, successful and well-regarded organization leader. She holds a master of social work degree from Rhode Island College and a post graduate certificate in long term care administration from Iona College, in New York. As a Rhode Island native with a long career in health and human services, particularly in serving older adults, she brings a wealth of knowledge to JCS.

“I am thrilled to join the JCS team,” Morris said recently.  “I believe my experience, coupled with the perseverance of our seasoned JCS leadership and staff, will move JCS successfully into this next chapter.”

The last 20-plus years of Morris’ career has been in the senior-living field in New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.  In her most recent position, she was a director of senior living, leading teams in multiple settings such as assisted living, adult day health, memory support, residential care and independent living.  In this role, she was also responsible for board relations, operational management, census growth and regulatory compliance.

Morris’ teams were recognized by the Boston Health Commission as examples of excellence in dealing with COVID in a congregate-care setting.

Patricia Harwood, JCS’ chief of programs, who was on the hiring committee, stated, “It was clear that Pam was the right choice to be the next leader of our agency. Her passion for and vast experience working with older adults was evident during the interview process, and she has hit the ground running in her first few weeks, with exciting ideas for improvements and efficiencies in operations.”

Morris is responsible for all business, finance and personnel operations for Jewish Collaborative Services. She oversees the agency and its professional staff in delivering the highest quality of services to the community and stakeholders. She also directs the planning process for the agency’s future development and growth.

Jewish Collaborative Services is a full-spectrum senior housing and social services agency serving communities in Rhode Island and nearby Massachusetts.

To read more on Erin Minior’s retirement from JCS after a 25-year career at the agency, go to tinyurl.com/4ah8xvs5.

JESSICA MURPHY is the marketing and communications senior manager at Jewish Collaborative Services.