In focus 4.28.17

(L-R): Joline Riddle, Sue DeBenedette, Amy Dowe, Denise Wolf and Mike Gadarian at the JCCs of North American Professional Conference

Tucson J professional development

The Tucson Jewish Community Center sent five staff members to the JCCs of North America Professional Conference 2017, held in Orlando, Fla., March 19-22. Denise Wolf, chief operating officer; Mike Gadarian, chief financial officer; Joline Riddle, early childhood education director; Amy Dowe, fitness director; and Sue DeBenedette, communications director, joined nearly 500 JCC professionals for networking and professional development sessions. The JCC Association conference, which followed nearly two months in which 87 JCCs across the country received anti-Semitic email and phone threats, included sessions with leaders in the fields of security and crisis communications.