We are the Jewish Coalition Against Sex Trafficking (JCAST) Chicago.  As the “Jewish Voice” against sex trafficking in the Chicagoland area, one of the keys to our success is strong and strategic leadership. JCAST Chicago is governed by a Steering Committee of dedicated individuals.  Please contact info@jcastchicago.org if you would be interested in serving on the JCAST Chicago Steering Committee or on one of JCAST Chicago’s Action Teams.

JCAST Chicago Leadership

Steering Committee Co-Chairs
Donna Fishman, NCJW CNS and IL SPA, Co-Chair
Susan Rifas, JUF Chicago Vice President (retired) and founding Trustee, Jewish Women’s Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago

JCAST Chicago Steering Committee

Ronna Ash, Executive Director, Hadassah Chicago/North Shore
Susan Block, Hadassah Chicago/North Shore
Cathy Carmody, NCJW CNS publicity chair and representative to Between Friends
Donna Gutman, NCJW CNS Co-President, Vice President ICJW, CEASE Network Coordinator
Sara Kalish, Director of Development, Chicago Parks Foundation
Betsy Lazerow, JCFS, Jewish Community Abuse Resources, Education and Solutions (JCARES) Executive Director
Carole Levine, NCJW CNS member, National Recording Secretary NCJW, Inc
Rae Luskin, NCJW CNS Past President
Sherry Petlin, NCJW CNS, JCARES
Bonnie Ribet, NCJW South Cook
Heather Ross, Congregation Hakafa, NCJW CNS
Mara Ruff, JUF Chicago, Associate Director, State and Local Government
Stacy Saef, NCJW CNS Treasurer and Chair, Trafficked Teens
Cheryl Susman, NCJW CNS
Joan Zahnle, NCJW CNS
Deborah Zionts, NCJW CNS Director and SHALVA (Jewish DV agency) Outreach Educator


Gayle Nelson, Engagement and Development Director