Renna Van Oot Named CEO

Jewish Family Services of Delaware’s Board of Directors is pleased to announce that Karen “Renna” Van Oot has been selected as the new Chief Executive Officer. She began her role on July 18, 2022.

Ms. Van Oot was raised in Wilmington, DE and received her BA from the University of Delaware. She earned a dual master’s degree in Social Service and Law and Social Policy from Bryn Mawr College. Renna was awarded her Juris Doctor from Widener University School of Law.

Renna is a dynamic and versatile professional with over 30 years of experience in the development, growth and leadership of government, non for profit and business organizations. She has expertise in nonprofit management with emphasis on strategic planning and organizational restructuring and is knowledgeable in a breadth of nonprofit related issues. She brings a talent for building and maintaining strong business and community relationships.

Renna comes to JFS after serving as Executive Director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County; prior to that, she was the COO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (Philadelphia).

Click here to read a Q&A with Renna in the July issue of Jewish Living Delaware.