Linda Kean named Vice President of Operations and Youth & Family Programming

Jewish Family Service (JFS) is proud to announce the promotion of Linda Kean, former Director of Youth & Family Programming, to Vice President of Operations and Youth & Family Programming. In this role, she will lead agency-wide initiatives that will help improve operations while guiding JFS into a strong, successful future.

Her role as VP of Operations will involve the agency’s strategic planning, talent development and fine-tuning the agency’s business model while still managing youth and family programming, such as Adoption Connection and Bigs & Littles.


“Linda was chosen for this role based on her successful leadership in agency programming,” said Liz Vogel, CEO of Jewish Family Service. “She executes at an extremely high level, thinking through the details of a project and taking total ownership of every aspect of her work. Her proven track record will be a key factor in her ability to continue to steward the mission of Jewish Family Service.”


Linda has led, with incredible success, JFS programs such as Dancing with Our Stars and MOSES while continuing to direct the youth and family programming as well as managing the post-placement needs of Adoption Connection. “I am excited to take on this new role at JFS to help strengthen systems, programs, and new directions,” said Linda.


Jewish Family Service’s mission is to strengthen lives and our community by providing professional social services to families and individuals in times of need, with a vision of leading the way to a Jewish community where everyone lives with dignity, security, and hope.  Through Aging & Caregiver Services, Youth & Family Programming, Vital Services (including the Jewish Family Service Heldman Family Food Pantry) and their newest addition, StarPoint Home Health Care, JFS is positioned to meet the growing and changing needs of our community.


Jewish Family Service is a nonprofit social service agency serving greater Cincinnati. They receive funding in part from United Way of Greater Cincinnati, the Jewish Federation of Cincinnati, and The Jewish Foundation of Cincinnati.