Come join fellow Columbia alumni at Seasons 52 in Lakewood Ranch for our next luncheon event. Our invited guest is Ms. Heidi Brown, President and CEO of Jewish Family and Children’s Service (JFCS) of the Suncoast. Ms. Brown was took over from long-time CEO, Ms. Rose Chapman on February 1, 2017. JFCS has 16 office sites and a range of services including over 25 programs that offers assistance to more than 15,000 individuals within the Sarasota Manatee communities. Created in 1986 this nonprofit provides education, counseling, food and financial assistance programs throughout the Southwest Florida region. Heidi leads a team of 86 full-time and 27 part-time staff members, 25 contractors and 473 volunteers. Prior to joining JCFS Brown was CEO at Kobernick-Anchin-Benderson, a Jewish-sponsored not for profit campus serving approximately 300 residents offering all levels of living - IL, AL, Memory Support, and SNF. She has also held senior management positions at Charles E. Smith Life Care Communities, Sunrise at Fox Hill, Sunrise Senior Living, and American Day Treatment Centers. Heidi received a BA, Psychology from the University of Albany, SUNY, and a MSW from the University of Maryland, Baltimore.