Jenni Frumer, PhD, LCSW,MSEd, RG
Chief Executive Officer
Time at AJFCS: 30 Years
I am part of the AJFCS/LJRFS team because it allows me to work everyday, alongside a group of talented professionals, who are committed to excellence and making this a “community worth living in.”
Jenni Frumer is the Chief Executive Officer at the Alpert Jewish Family & Children's Service (AJFCS) and Jewish Residential and Family Services (JRFS) in West Palm Beach, Florida. She is licensed as a Clinical Social Worker and a Mental Health Counselor, has National Board Certification in Geriatric Counseling and is a Florida State Registered Guardian.
Ms. Frumer graduated from the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., where she earned a Masters Degree in Social Work. She also holds a Master of Science Degree in Education from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, Virginia; and a Bachelor of Science Degree from the University of Cape Town, Republic of South Africa. She has taken classes towards a Ph.D. in Social Work at Barry University in Miami. She is a graduate of both the Wexner Leadership Training program and the Alliance for Children & Families Executive Leadership Institute, at the University of Michigan.
Ms. Frumer has developed and set the standards for many of AJFCS' programs, including the agency’s Centralized Information, Referral and Assistance Program, the Baby Boomers Ambassadors project, the Enhanced Companion program (seniors-helping-seniors), the Holocaust Survivors' Assistance Program, and other Long Term Care services to seniors and the disabled, including Residential programs and the Guardianship program. Also, the Ambassadors Strategic Model, which is unique peer-volunteer civic engagement project, focused on Aging-in-Place.
Ms. Frumer has lived in Florida since 1986 and was an Adjunct Professor at Nova Southeastern University for seven years, where she taught Graduate courses in Gerontology and Administration. Ms. Frumer is currently an instructor for the on-line Alfus Patient Advocacy Program at the University of Miami.
She has done extensive training for social service and health care professionals and older volunteers. She is a Team Leader for the National Council on Accreditation for Family and Children’s Services (COA); conducting site visits of other social service agencies and Marine Corps installations, both domestically and internationally. She has also served on the National Council on Accreditation for Family and Children’s Services (COA) committees to develop standards for guardianship services and the implementation of performance quality improvement (PQI) at small organizations. She serves on the New Age of Aging Leadership Advisory Committee; the American Society on Aging (ASA) membership and Aging Business and Finance committees and is a past chair of the Foster Grandparent Program for the Treasure Coast Area on Aging. She recently testified before Ambassador Kennedy, Special Envoy for Holocaust Issues for the U.S. Department of State and was a guest on NPR as an expert on aging issues in southeast FL.
She has implemented an innovative partnership model with a for-profit home health care agency, to expand market reach and bundle services to older adults and their families. Ms. Frumer has written and published articles on geriatric social service systems and engaging Baby Boomers in the work of non-profits. She co-authored a White Paper for the J. Hartford Foundation on models of community-based services for older adults. She has also presented extensively both nationally and internationally on a number of topics related to non-profit administration and older adult family issues and services; was recently a guest on NPR discussing the economic impact on older adults in southeast Florida and is a regular guest on Voice of America’s Leadership Matters radio program.