Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) named Eliza Lanman, MSS as director of its Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center. She is responsible for providing leadership, vision, strategic direction, and program development to all programs serving seniors, including care management, home care and homemaker services, meal delivery, visiting companions, and social activities in Denver and Boulder.
Before joining JFS, Lanman served as the executive director for HealthSET, one of JFS’s partners in its Colorado Senior Connections NORC (naturally occurring retirement community) program in Wheat Ridge, and as the director of Centura Health LINKS. Prior to those positions, she was the senior program director for the American Lung Association for six years. She currently volunteers as a commissioner for the Denver Commission on Aging. Lanman received a Master of Social Sciences from the University of Colorado at Denver and was selected to complete the year-long Centura Health Executive Leadership Program.
“It is truly gratifying to have the opportunity to lead such a remarkable team of committed and compassionate people as JFS continues to positively impact the aging population,” Lanman says. “I am focused on sustaining current programming, creating innovative strategies, and strengthening collaborative relationships with community partners to serve the growing senior population.”
“Eliza brings tremendous experience and vision to this position and is passionate about working with and advocating for the elderly in our community,” says Yana Vishnitsky, JFS president & CEO. “Seniors represent a rapidly growing segment of our population and are a growing focus for JFS. Eliza’s knowledge and leadership will help JFS meet the needs of vulnerable seniors today and into the future.”
About Jewish Family Service of Colorado
Jewish Family Service of Colorado (JFS) believes in strengthening the community by providing vital services to people in need. Every day, JFS helps people overcome life’s challenges to live fuller, more meaningful lives. Founded in 1872, JFS is a nonsectarian, nonprofit human services agency serving metro Denver and Boulder. JFS helps seniors live independently at home, provides quality mental health counseling, offers training and job placement to those with developmental disabilities and other barriers to employment, and provides food and financial aid to people in crisis. Every year, the agency benefits more than 25,000 people of all ages, faiths, incomes, and abilities. For more information, call 303.597.5000 or visit www.jewishfamilyservice.org. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter!