Jewish Family Services
of Greenwich

JFS Staff and Board

Rachel Kornfeld, LCSW SBL
Chief Executive Officer
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As a licensed clinical social worker and certified school administrator, Rachel has been providing quality mental health and education services in New York and Connecticut for over 20 years. Rachel holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, a master’s degree in clinical social work from Columbia University, and second master’s degree in school building leadership from Mercy College.  Rachel began her career as a social worker in the New York City foster care system. She has worked in both inpatient and outpatient mental health and hospital settings before assisting with the start-up of The New LIFE School a non-public special education setting, part of Lutheran Social Services of New York. Rachel functioned as the Director of Clinical Services, Principal, and Executive Director.

Rachel has years of post-masters training in various therapeutic modalities, and vast experience in the field of mental health and education services. Her goal at all levels remains the same, to provide a safe and nurturing environment for people of all ages to receive the care and compassion they need to change the trajectory of their lives.

A resident of Stamford and mother of two, Rachel enjoys bringing her passion and years of non-profit experience to those in lower Fairfield and Westchester counties. The opportunity to further support people in need of quality mental health care and support services in her community aligns with Rachel’s overarching goal of improving the lives of all those she encounters.

Kimberly Wolfson-Lisack is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with over 20 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and families. Kimberly grew up in Westchester, New York, and in Quintana Roo, Mexico. After attending undergraduate and graduate school in Arizona, she began her professional social work career providing psychological support to newly immigrated families from Mexico, Central & South America, while advocating for under resourced communities. 

Kimberly previously served as Clinical Director of Safe Haven, a therapeutic respite program for children 0-18 yrs. at Kids In Crisis, in Cos Cob. Kimberly is an adjunct professor in the Human Services Department of Norwalk Community College, and in the MSW program at Sacred Heart University. Kimberly utilizes a strengths based, psychodynamic approach in her clinical work with clients. She is trained in both DBT and EMDR. 

Kimberly is an animal and nature lover, and spends free time with her family, pets, and running outside. She is thrilled to be joining the JFS team of professionals.

Melissa Knee, MBA
Director of Operations
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Melissa comes to JFS with 18 years of experience as an accountant, private business owner and human resources manager. With a bachelor’s degree in accounting from SUNY Binghamton and an MBA from Pace University, Melissa takes multitasking to the next level.

After being a devoted stay at home mom to her two children, Melissa was drawn to JFS of Greenwich as a new challenge. Different from her work in the for profit world, she was looking for an opportunity which would bring depth of service to her community. Melissa enjoys being an advocate for those in need.

Melissa is a phone call away to assist with almost anything that comes to mind!

Larry Stoogenke
Director of Community Engagement
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Larry was born and raised in Stamford, CT.  After graduating from Syracuse University with a degree in International Relations and Mediation, he worked in Washington D.C., Colorado and New York City.  In 1998 Larry returned to his hometown of Stamford where he managed a staffing agency for 13 years.  In 2010 Larry stopped working for several years to care for his son Harrison who had serious health issues in his early years.

Larry currently works part-time as the Director of Congregational Engagement at Temple Sinai in Stamford.  In his role as DCE he has created programs that have fostered inclusivity, acceptance and engagement for the congregation.  He has been instrumental in establishing meaningful connections amongst the congregants and a sense of belonging for the Temple Sinai community.

Larry’s time at home caring for Harrison sharpened his understanding of the importance of relationships. That, combined with his professional experience as a recruiter, connecting employees and employers, and as DCE at Temple Sinai makes him a natural fit to create “kehillah kedoshah – sacred community” at JFS.

Jessica Greenwald, MSW
Associate Operations Coordinator
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Graduating with a BS in Human Development from (SUNY) Binghamton University and Masters of Social Work at Columbia University, Jessica is thrilled to be a part of JFS Greenwich as the associate operations coordinator and therapist.  Having grown up in Westport, she is excited to engage, support, and empower her Greenwich neighbors and the community. 

Melissa Basile-Reolon
Program Manager FACTS and Supermarketing for Seniors
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Melissa Basile-Reolon graduated from University of Connecticut with a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. She has worked in the non profit sector for the last 12 years previously at Kids in Crisis and Children’s Learning Center of Fairfield County.  Melissa was a Fairfield County winner of the prestigious Forty Under 40 Award.  

Fernanda Rodrigues
Case Manager Afghan Resettlement Program
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Fernanda Rodrigues was born in São Paulo, Brazil and immigrated to the United States 13 years ago. She is fluent in three languages and holds a degree in Child And Family Studies emphasizing community outreach from the University of Tennessee. 

While attending university, she was the lead teacher for an after school program, and after graduation, Fernanda worked as a Community Support Worker with the Department of Children And Families.  Fernanda is expected to complete her Masters in Social Work during 2023.

In her free time,  Fernanda is a world traveler who has traveled to over 18 countries.  She has an immense passion for continuing learning and a curiosity for cultures and understanding family dynamics.

Valerie Boucard
Case Manager Afghan Resettlement Program

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Valerie has a B.S in Psychology and is working on attaining a Master’s degree in Social Work. Before starting at JFS Greenwich, she was employed at Family and Children’s Agency as a Crisis Counselor for clients with mental health and substance use disorder. Currently, she is a Language Instructor at Yale University and a professional Interpreter working for all of the Court houses, Prisons, and DCF offices in the state of Connecticut. In her spare time, she volunteers at a local church to connect members of the congregation to resources. She is an avid crafter, amazing cook and is currently spearheading an initiative to start a non-profit to reduce recidivism in Connecticut.

Heather Krauseneck
Volunteer Coordinator

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Clinical Staff

Amy Dorsey, LCSW

Jamie Albert, LCSW Psychotherapist

Jessica Richards, LCSW

Elizabeth Trojanowski, LCSW

Board of Directors

Pamela Liflander

Daniel Wichman

Meredith Curreri

Executive Committee

Pamela Liflander
Lauren Wels
Daniel Wichman
Willow Oberweger
Barbara D. Salop
Barbara Epstein
Erica Buchsbaum
Debbie Rosmarin
Beth Cutler
Meredith Curreri

Board Members

Steven Altman
Rita Edelston
Lauren Ellis
Josh Fields
Peter Furth


Lisa Levine
Sheila Kantor
Ariel S. Manacher
Rob Marmor
Timothy Oberweger
Cheryl Probst
Sandy Soule