Dawn Ragland

Dawn Ragland from Jewish Family Service of Atlantic  Cape May Counties Director of Health Community Initatives 

Dawn Ragland has been appointed to the position of Director of Healthy Community Initiatives for Jewish Family Service of Atlantic & Cape May Counties (JFS). In this role, Dawn will manage The Lynn Kramer Village by the Shore, which offers programs and services for older adults, The Rothenberg Center for Family Life, which provides health education and wellness programs, Volunteer Services, and the Food Pantry. Dawn will also handle the development and application of grants related to support for older adults and other community members.

Tina Serota

Tina SerotawebVillage Community Specialist

As the Village Community Specialist, Tina’s responsibilities include promoting, managing and directing the day-to-day Village members needs and services as well as programs, social events and service partner coordination. She promotes the Village within the community through speaking engagements, special events and marketing.

Susan Clark

Susan Clark WebSocial Service Liason at Shalom House

As a Social Service Liaison, Susan Clark offers Shalom House residents a variety of concierge-style services and leads educational presentations which focus on health and well-being. Prior to joining JFS, Susan worked as a Volunteer Coordinator for a hospice company and a Social Worker in assisted living communities and nursing homes.

Eric Kaplan

Eric Kaplan VBTSCare Coordinator

As a Care Coordinator, Eric Kaplan supports Village members through an array of care coordination services including transportation to doctor appointments, running errands and communication with family members. His responsibilities enable Village members to contently age in the comfort of their own surroundings. 

Vanessa Smith

VANESSA SMITH headshot Volunteer Services Supervisor

As the Volunteer Services Supervisor, Vanessa Smith is responsible for garnering volunteers for a host of JFS events – House Tour, Golf Tournament, Cocktail Party and Card Party to name a few. In addition, Vanessa handles the Food Pantry and the Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).

Joanne “Maggie” Weaver, RN

Nurse Educator

Joanne Weaver, known to her clients, friends and co-workers as Maggie, serves as Nurse Educator at Jewish Family Service providing a variety of educational workshops, programs, trainings and seminars. She specializes in diabetes and nutrition and works closely with care coordinators to ensure consumers are informed to lead healthy and active lifestyles.

Be a Member

Village by the Shore offers a unique concierge style to serving community members. One call offers an easy “one-stop shopping” experience with access and referrals to high-quality preferred service providers, specialists and social services.

Be a Volunteer

Volunteers provide the structure to Village by the Shore. Assisting in many capacities, they enrich the lives of community members. Their creativity, knowledge and determination make our community stronger.

Be a Service Partner

Service Partners are local businesses and community organizations who partner with JFS to offer a variety of reliable, trustworthy and quality services to Village members.