Carlos A. Hernández, MA, LCSW, CPHQ has been named President and CEO of Jewish Family and Children’s Services (JFCS) of Southern Arizona. Jill Rosenzweig, Chair of the JFCS Board of Directors, announced the appointment after a national search.
“We welcome Mr. Hernández and the leadership he will provide to our 73-year-old social and human service organization. His experience covers the gamut from services for children, adolescents and families, to community collaborations that bring psychotherapeutic counseling to children and caregivers, all with sensitivity to the needs of our multi-cultural community,” said Rosenzweig.
Hernández, a resident of Tucson and most recently the Director of Family and Community Partnerships at Child-Parent Centers, succeeds Shira Ledman in a position she held for five years and Jeanne Anderson, who served as Interim President & CEO since November 2013.
Hernández has served as Director of Quality Management with Pantano Behavioral Health Services in Tucson, Research Project Coordinator with Children’s Memorial Hospital in Chicago, a part-time social work consultant, a program supervisor with the Association House of Chicago’s Independent Living Program, and a case manager for that organization’s foster care program.
He holds a Bachelor’s degree in sociology and social work from the University of Wisconsin and a Master’s degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago. He is a former member of the Pima Council on Aging Board of Directors and serves as adjunct faculty at Arizona State University’s School of Social Work in Tucson and with the Pima Community College Social Services Department.