GREENWICH – Rachel Levine Kornfeld, LCSW, has been named the new executive director of Jewish Family Services of Greenwich (JFS). She will assume her new post on Monday, Feb. 4.
Kornfeld began her career as a social worker in the New York City foster care system. She has worked to provide mental health and education services in New York City for 17 years.
In 2006, she was recruited to help start The New LIFE School, part of Lutheran Social Services of New York, where she served in several capacities: as director of clinical services, as principal and, for the last seven years, as executive director for Education Services. She has also been in private practice as a psychotherapist in Stamford, where she lives with her family.
“[Robin’s] years of training and variety of experiences in the fields of behavioral health and education have prepared her well to take on the leadership of Jewish Family Services where the agency provides an array of individual and group therapeutic and support services,” said Barbara Salop, JFS Greenwich board Member.
“I am excited to help JFS grow as we increase counseling, support services and outreach in the community,” said Kornfeld. “We will be looking at and tapping into unfulfilled service needs, and welcome the input of the community.”
Rachel Kornfeld holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Massachusetts, a Masters Degree in clinical social work from Columbia University, and a master’s degree in school-building leadership from Mercy College.