Susan Kasle, Vice President of Community Services, leads JFCS’ programs for vulnerable individuals and families in Southern Arizona including programs supporting the Jewish community.
At JFCS, she oversees the Holocaust Survivor Program, Jewish Emergency Financial Assistance, Jewish Elder Access, and programs serving the broader community including senior care management, fiduciary and advisory services, HoME durable medical equipment and ethical wills workshops.
Before joining JFCS, Susan was Planner for Pima Council on Aging with responsibilities for the Area Plan on Aging and A Report to the Community 2017: Aging in Pima County. She also served as Program Director at Interfaith Community Services overseeing older adult services, health advocacy and education programs, and the development and launch of ICS Care Partners.
Prior to her work in Arizona, Susan was Director of Aging and Mental Health Programs at Massachusetts Association of Older Americans in Boston. She also supported healthy aging programs at Jewish Family Services Metrowest in Framingham, Massachusetts.
Susan brings an extensive background in healthcare and public health working for leading institutions in New York, Los Angeles and Houston. She earned her Master of Public Health degree at Columbia University, her Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Therapy at Boston University, and holds a Gerontology Graduate Certificate from the University of Massachusetts Boston.