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Linda Meisel, Executive Director, Jewish & Family Children’s Services of Greater Mercer County
Linda has been the executive director of Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Greater Mercer County for the past 18 years. JFCS has enjoyed stable and consistent growth under Linda’s leadership and guidance from a budget of $500,000 to over $1.8 million. During her tenure, she has expanded and diversified its programs and community services as well as its relationships and partnerships in the Princeton, Mercer, and Bucks communities. In 2015, JFCS opened new and renovated spaces, consolidating major services and programs to Princeton. The updated suites accommodate five private counseling offices, small and large group meeting spaces, and an expanded Healthy Kosher Food Pantry that allows JFCS to serve even more clients in a comfortable, welcoming environment.
Linda, a licensed clinical social worker, received her Master’s degree in social work from Rutgers University. She and her husband, Arthur Meisel, have three adult children and six grandchildren. Linda and Art are active members of the Jewish Center of Princeton.