It gives me great pleasure to inform you that after an extensive national search, conducted by executive search firm Commongood Careers, Kimberlee Schumacher has been named President and CEO of Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Boston. I chaired the Search Committee which was comprised of board members from Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, our Endowment Board, and representatives from the community. Commongood Careers did a terrific job sourcing a number of quality candidates, and Kimberlee was the clear winner.
Many of you already know Kimberlee and have worked with her in her role as our Vice President of Strategy & Development. Her passion for the mission of JBBBS, her passion for its history, and her vision for its future are the reasons she is the right person for the job. Her past experience as an Executive Director in the nonprofit sector and her expertise in managing teams through change (including when she led the North Shore Jewish Federation through the merger with CJP) further add to the list of her impressive qualifications. Kimberlee’s existing knowledge and dedication to JBBBS will also help ensure a smooth transition.
Over the last 18 months, Kimberlee has been instrumental in leading our strategic planning process and helping us establish a path forward into our second century of service as we approach this pivotal milestone in JBBBS history. We look forward to working with Kimberlee to implement that vision, which we are confident will pave the way for innovation, growth, and the development of new partnerships for JBBBS within the Greater Boston community.
Certainly, this past year has been both a trying and transformative one for JBBBS, and we are confident that the appointment of Kimberlee as President and CEO will inspire positive and rejuvenating progress. As the Hanukkah season approaches and we head into the New Year, we could not be more optimistic and excited about the direction in which we are headed. We remain more resolute than ever in our commitment to deliver on our mission to provide services to the children, families, and adults with disabilities who most need our care.
We want to thank our dedicated search committee, our staff, our generous and devoted donors, our committed volunteers, the JBBBS Board, and the Endowment Board for their incredible support and guidance during this time of transition. We look forward to continuing our meaningful work together during this exciting and historic time for JBBBS.
Chair, Board of Directors