Divorce Recovery Program Coordinator
Jacquie Moreno is the Program Coordinator for JFCS’s Divorce Recovery Program. Prior to joining JFCS, she served as the Funds Development Coordinator for Southern Arizona Children’s Advocacy Center and has eleven years of work experience in the behavioral health field. Jacquie started her career as a Case Manager working with the SMI population at La Frontera. She then transitioned to working with children and families as an Intensive Case Manager and then CFT Team Lead at Arizona’s Children Association. She also worked in the Supervised Release Department of Pretrial Services at the Superior Court. As a child of divorce herself, Jacquie is passionate about helping families heal from the trauma, pain, and uncertainty of divorce and changing families.
Jacquie grew up in Tucson and is a graduate of the University of Arizona where she studied Sociology and Criminal Justice Administration. She has two amazing daughters and a loving husband. In her free time she enjoys traveling with her family (Disneyland is her favorite!), spending time outside, and doing crafts with her daughters. Jacquie is lucky to have most of her immediate family in Tucson and is grateful for the support and time they get to enjoy together.
Jessica E. Mattix
Director of Marketing and Communications
Jessica E. Mattix is the Director of Marketing and Communications at JFCS. Jessica joined JFCS in 2016 as a volunteer for Services for Holocaust Survivors, using her Russian fluency to connect with Russian-speaking Survivors. Her service to the Holocaust Survivors community was in part inspired by her eight years spent living in Kazakhstan teaching English. Jessica continues to be an advocate for Tucson-area Holocaust Survivors.
Jessica switched roles to work as the Marketing Manager, and her interest in marketing and development then led her to the role of Director of Marketing and Development in 2020. Jessica forefronts inclusivity and mission in her outreach, donor relations, and marketing campaigns.
Jessica holds an MA in Russian Literature, Language and Linguistics from the University of Arizona, and is ABD in Second Language Acquisition and Teaching. Jessica is a sports enthusiast, especially University of Arizona Women’s Basketball, and enjoys Tucson’s local restaurants.
Director of Older Adult Services
Kara Wiesmann, LBSW, CFSW, is the Director of Older Adult Services for Jewish Family and Children’s Services of Southern Arizona. Prior to joining JFCS, Kara worked at Intermountain Centers as the Director for their Behavioral Health Clinic on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation in Sells, Arizona. Her 24 years of social work experience, serving vulnerable populations made her an excellent fit for her role at JFCS.
Kara hails from the great, snowy state of Wisconsin, where she graduated with her Bachelors degree in Social Work from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. Kara became a Certified Financial Social worker in 2021 and recently received her Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership Management from the Eller College of Business at the University of Arizona. Kara has been a resident of Tucson since 2005, enjoying the sunshine and abundance of great outdoor activities. She brings with her vast experience working with non-profit organizations and serving at-risk or underserved populations in both direct care and supervisory roles.