Learning From Our Leadership

JFS leaders provide valuable perspectives and insights for agency growth and success.
Meet our newest Board Members!

Gloria Fine  

JFS: Tell us about yourself! 
GF:I moved to Delaware after graduating from Boston University and marrying my husband, Paul, almost 56 years ago; we raised our three daughters here. After working initially at Delaware State Hospital as an Intake Worker, I pursued a Master’s degree in Social Services from Bryn Mawr and spent the majority of my career working for the Division of Child Protective Service. Prior to becoming grandparents, we moved full time to Florida for 16 years, but recently moved back to Delaware to enjoy our twin granddaughters and grandson. 

JFS: How did you get involved with JFS? 
GF: Family has always been very important to me and, working in the field of social work, I have gained an even greater appreciation for the importance of family stability. We have always been active in the Jewish community and, when we moved back to Delaware, it was serendipitous that JFS was celebrating a big anniversarygetting involved was a natural fit for the volunteer work I wanted to do.  

JFS: What are you passionate about? 
GF: One important message I learned over the course of my career is the difference we can each make in the lives of others. JFS has grown and evolved over the years and is providing the kind of services for which there is great need. I have a desire to help children and families and believe I can by supporting and promoting JFS’ mission. I hope my involvement and leadership will provide positive examples for my children, grandchildren, fellow board members, and the entire community.  

Liz O’Neill  

JFS: Tell us about yourself! 
LO: I have been living and appreciating the sense of community in Delaware for the past seven years since my husband and I moved from Boston. I transitioned from a career in financial services recruiting to start my own business as a professional organizer. I’m a proud step mother to 3 children and grandmother of four, a role I cherish. Our interfaith family loves to celebrate holidays and we look forward to any excuse to spend time together. 

JFS: What brought you to the JFS Board? 
LO: I grew up in a close-knit family that was committed to Tikkun Olam, repairing the world; in fact, my mother worked at Jewish Family & Children’s Services in BostonOver the years, I have been impressed by JFS Delaware’s critical work and impact in the community and I am delighted to have the opportunity to collaborate with fellow board members. I am passionate about contributing to an organization which strengthens the community by providing valuable services and promoting social justice causes. I’m thrilled and honored to join the JFS Board because their mission aligns with my personal values.  

JFS: What does leadership mean to you? 
LO: I believe a great leader is both a motivated person and an adept motivator of others. To lead, one must be enthusiastic and know how to leverage resources. An inspired leader must have a high degree of integrity and be inclusive; I look forward to bringing people together through my leadership with JFS

Clint Walker  

JFS: Tell us about yourself! 
CW: My wife Carolyn and I have been married for 31 years and we have two amazing sons. I spent my professional life as both a lawyer and a banker; I retired 18 months ago from Barclays Bank Delaware, which I proudly helped form over 20 years ago. I have spent my retirement working with many non-profits and appreciate the opportunity to be involved in the community and lend my expertise.  

JFS: How did you get involved with JFS? 
CW: I have always enjoyed working with non-profits and I’ve been involved with Cancer Care Connection for the past 18 years; now that Jewish Family Services is combining with Cancer Care ConnectionI’ve been a proud part of the transition team. The more I learn about JFS, its mission, and its people, the more I like it. JFS helps a LOT of people in many meaningful ways through their valuable services and programs, so I leapt at the opportunity to join the Board when it was offered to me.  

JFS: What are you passionate about? 
CW: I love to surf and we are lucky to have many beautiful beaches in Delaware! But, on a more serious note, I am extremely passionate about working with effective non-profit organizations whose missions help those in need, and to do it in a way that achieves demonstrablemeasurable results; I believe JFS is all that and more.