WHITE PLAINS, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--WJCS-Westchester County Jewish Community Services announced today that its Board of Directors has unanimously approved the selection of Seth Diamond as its new CEO. Mr. Diamond will officially assume all duties as CEO on June 25, 2018.
“We are very happy to have Seth join us as the next CEO of WJCS,” said Neil Sandler, President of the WJCS Board of Directors. “He brings a wealth of experience in public service and in helping underserved communities. The Board was very impressed by Seth’s credentials and his proven track record of shaping and implementing strategic plans. In numerous positions, he has worked with multiple stakeholders to ensure programs provide assistance in the most accessible, efficient, and impactful manner possible. We are confident that Seth will lead WJCS to its next level of success.”
Diamond has extensive experience working in New York City government, most recently as Chief Operating Officer of Metroplus, a health insurance company serving a half million New Yorkers. Previous to that, he was Executive Director of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery for New York City, Commissioner for the Department of Homeless Services in New York City, Executive Deputy Commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration, and Deputy Commissioner of its Job Center Operations. He holds a J.D. degree from New York University School of Law and a B.A. degree in Political Science and Economics from Brown University.
Diamond will succeed Alan Trager, who has been CEO at WJCS for 20 years and at the organization for 42 years. “I am pleased to pass the baton to Seth Diamond,” said Trager. “I’ve no doubt that with his background, expertise, and values, Seth will build on WJCS’s key strengths that we’ve developed over many decades and continue to expand the organization’s impact in benefitting Westchester residents.”
“I am proud to have the opportunity to lead WJCS, an organization that has had such an important and positive impact on generations of families throughout Westchester,” said Diamond. “I’m deeply committed to WJCS’s mission of providing outstanding and compassionate care to the residents of Westchester County. I am honored to join the dedicated Board, staff, and volunteers to seek new ways to improve lives of every person in need in Westchester.”
Founded in 1943, WJCS (www.wjcs.com) is one of the largest non-sectarian, not-for-profit human services agencies in Westchester. We support 20,000 Westchester residents, of all ages and backgrounds, annually to help them overcome challenges and achieve personal success. Our 88 programs include: mental health treatment, child and youth development initiatives, programs for people with disabilities and autism, homecare, services for older adults, and privately funded programs for the Jewish community.