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Tucson Jewish community members honored among 40 Under 40

Melissa Zimmerman
Isaac Rothschild
Robin Glicksman

Melissa Zimmerman, LMSW, CCTP, BHP, vice president of clinical services at Jewish Family & Children’s Services of Southern Arizona; Isaac Rothschild, a managing partner at Mesch Clark Rothschild; and Robin Glicksman, DBH, LMSW, chief clinical officer at Escalera Health, are among those honored recently as “40 Under 40” by the Tucson Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and Arizona Daily Star.

Zimmerman provides leadership in the development, implementation and evaluation of all clinical programs at JFCS, which provide crucial therapeutic support to individuals and families throughout Southern Arizona. In addition, she provides training in the community on topics such as suicide prevention and compassion fatigue. She is a certified clinical trauma professional and a member of the Southern Arizona Trauma Informed Network. She also works with MSW interns and is a certified field instructor through Arizona State University. Zimmerman earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology at the University of Arizona, graduating summa cum laude. She completed her Master of Social Work degree at the University of Denver.

“Melissa is the driving force of our clinical services department,” says Andrea Ballard, vice president of finance and administration at JFCS, “She shows great compassion and understanding when speaking with her team. She places emphasis on continual training, including leading several trauma-specific treatment classes herself. She manages quietly but through the lens of how her actions will benefit clients and staff. She is an active listener, restating the issue and then looking for solutions. When making decisions, she clearly states the rationale behind her decision and provides thoughtful and well-documented reasons for her conclusion.”

Rothschild helps businesses negotiate the bankruptcy process and has negotiated multiple sales of on-going businesses. He served as president of the Tucson Chapter of the Federal Bar Association and served on the executive committee for the bankruptcy section of the State Bar and the local rules committee for the Bankruptcy Court. He currently serves as a Ninth Circuit Lawyer Representative. He chaired the board of directors for the Tucson JCC and Arts for All and also was chair for subcommittees at the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona. He is a founding member of the Tucson Jazz Festival. He has been recognized by Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers in the area of bankruptcy. He has been recognized as a Top Pro Bono Attorney in the State and as the Pro Bono Attorney of the Month by Southern Arizona Legal Aid. A native of Tucson and the third generation in his family to pursue the practice of law, he received his B.A. in political science from the University of Denver and graduated from the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law in 2007.

Glicksman received her undergraduate degree in psychology from the University of Arizona and her master’s in social work from Arizona State University. At Escalera Health, she combines a management perspective and clinical approaches for chronic conditions, preventative care, and clinical operations. Her administrative background includes implementing, developing, and overseeing programs for both integrated outpatient and inpatient clinics for adults and children. Glicksman oversees clinical operations including developing and implementing policies and procedures, state health department licensing, compliance, quality management, and strategic planning. Most recently, along with her clinical management team, her group developed a COVID 19 testing tent, testing over 8,000 individuals in Phoenix and Tucson since March. They also developed a mobile testing team, traveling throughout the state to test large employer groups.