JFS Welcomes New Professionals

Ariel Blau joins the JFS team as its newest licensed psychotherapist. Ariel grew up in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and is ready to assist both English and Spanish speaking members of our community. He was a Professor of Experimental Performance and Creativity at Evergreen State College in Washington state for 18 years, where he advised more than 1,700 students, and received the Consuelo Gosnell Scholarship from the National Association of Social Workers in recognition of his work with underserved minorities. Blau has a Master’s Degree in Social Work from NYU, and worked as a clinician at Yale New Haven’s Psychiatric Hospital and at Bridgeport Hospital. He resides with his family in New Haven, has a green thumb, and loves barbecue. 
Amy G. Rashba, LCSW, Mental Health Clinical Director at JFS says, “We are thrilled to have Ariel join our staff and are excited about the expertise he brings in working with children and adolescents, as well as adults.” To request an appointment with Ariel Blau, or any JFS therapist, please call Amy Rashba, (203) 389-5599 x113 or at arashba@jfsnh.org.

Amy Pressman joins Jewish Family Service of Greater New Haven as its new Director of Marketing. She is excited to help publicize and advance the mission of JFS and increase its awareness throughout Greater New Haven County. Pressman, who has a BA from Syracuse University, has worked across a broad spectrum of marketing fields --including financial services software, corporate events and awards programs, and for a boutique gym franchise she owned and operated with her husband in Monroe, CT.  An avid tennis player and former resident of Madison, Pressman currently lives in Fairfield, CT with her family. 
Amy can be reached at (203) 899-5599 x117 or at apressman@jfsnh.org.


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