Abbott House Announces New President & CEO:
James L. Kaufman

The Abbott House Board of Directors has announced that, effective February 1, 2013, Mr. James L. Kaufman will be the next President and CEO of Abbott House.  Mr. Kaufman succeeds Ms. Claude B. Meyers who is retiring after having served faithfully as President and CEO of Abbott House for more than eight years.

 James Kaufman comes to Abbott House with a long and notable record of achievement in social services. He began his career with Westchester Jewish Community Services where he was a Psychiatric Social Worker and later Clinical Director over an eleven-year period. After a year with Professional Services Center for the Handicapped as the Assistant Director for MR/DD Services, Mr. Kaufman joined Family Services of Westchester. From 1995 to 2013, he has served as Program Director, Senior Program Director, Vice President, and most recently Senior Vice President of Family Services of Westchester.

Mr. Kaufman holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Psychology and Behavioral Medicine Psychology, respectively, from the University of Miami and a Master’s in Social Work from Columbia University.  He is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.

Dr. Joseph M. Pastore, Jr., Chair of the Abbott House Board noted:  “We are confident James Kaufman will provide the committed and caring leadership that has characterized Abbott House throughout its 50-year history. The people of Abbott House are eager to welcome Mr. Kaufman as a partner in our effort to serve families and children in need.”

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