Sima (she/her) is Holocaust Survivor Services’ Program Manager, and she assists with program oversight, reporting, and ensuring documentation requirements are met. She works directly with our clients to introduce them to and train them in the virtual socialization program.
Prior to joining JFCS Portland, Sima worked in a Holocaust Survivors program as a case manager and program coordinator for JFS Vancouver, B.C. She also has years’ long experience as a Brooklyn, N.Y.-based program manager for a Holocaust program also providing senior services.
Sima received a master’s in social work in May 2011. Her degree and Certificate in Geriatric Social Work both were earned at Loyola University Chicago. She worked as a social worker in a nursing home for two years before getting involved in Holocaust programs. She completed a training program to supervise MSW students and has supervised social-work interns.
Sima loves getting outdoors, reading, and spending time with her husband and five children.