NSW JewishCare CEO Claire Vernon to step down

August 19, 2020 by Elana Bowman
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During her years as CEO of JewishCare NSW, Claire Vernon has led the transformation of JewishCare from a small welfare agency to a financially sustainable, professionally managed social services organisation, with significantly enhanced capability and deep reach into the community through its broad range services.

Claire Vernon

During her tenure, Jewish Care’s annual revenue has grown more than 150%, whilst at the same time the reliance on Jewish Communal Appeal (JCA) funding has reduced from 25% of income to less than 10%, and the JewishCare Foundations have grown to be able  to provide a significant annual allocation to support the work of JewishCare.

“It has been an incredible journey and I am so proud of what we have been able to achieve over the years. I have been supported by a highly engaged board, an amazing management team, and a wonderfully dedicated team of community workers and volunteers, who support our large and diverse client base” said Vernon.

“JewishCare is an exceptional organisation  well poised to take on the challenges posed by the ever-changing needs of the community regulatory landscape. I look forward to watching it continue to grow and evolve over the years to come.

“After nearly 14 years, I look forward to taking an extended break to regenerate and refresh before considering my next career move.

“I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the board, my team, our clients, and the entire community for their support over the years” she said.

“Under Claire’s leadership, JewishCare has become a world class community organisation which is superbly able to respond to the broad and varied needs of our community. She has established a high performance, highly engaged team and has led from the front in setting, achieving and being held accountable for the organisational goals” said  Jason Sandler, President of JewishCare NSW.

“We are very sad to see Claire go at the end of 2020, but understand that after such a long time at the helm she is ready for a long break before taking on some new challenges.

“On behalf of the board, the management, and staff of JewishCare, and the Jewish community at large, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Claire for her many years of outstanding service. She will be very much missed”.

The JewishCare Board will immediately commence the process of recruiting a new CEO.

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