Westchester County Jewish Community Services announced on Thursday that its Board of Directors unanimously approved the selection of Seth Diamond as its new chief executive officer. Diamond will officially assume all duties as CEO on June 25,.
“I’m deeply committed to WJCS’s mission of providing outstanding and compassionate care to the residents of Westchester County," Diamond said. "I am honored to join the dedicated Board, staff, and volunteers to seek new ways to improve lives of every person in need in Westchester.”
“We are very happy to have Seth join us as the next CEO of WJCS,” said Neil Sandler, president of the WJCS Board of Directors. “He brings a wealth of experience in public service and in helping underserved communities."
Diamond has extensive experience working in New York City government, most recently as chief operating officer of Metroplus, a health insurance company serving a half million New Yorkers.
Previous to that, he was executive director of the Governor’s Office of Storm Recovery for New York City, commissioner for the Department of Homeless Services in New York City, executive deputy commissioner of New York City’s Human Resources Administration, and deputy commissioner of its Job Center Operations.
Diamond received his law degree from New York University and a bachelor's degree in political science and economics from Brown University.
Diamond will succeed Alan Trager, who has been CEO at WJCS for 20 years and at the organization for 42 years.
“I am pleased to pass the baton to Seth Diamond,” Trager said. “I’ve no doubt that with his background, expertise, and values, Seth will build on WJCS’s key strengths that we’ve developed over many decades and continue to expand the organization’s impact in benefitting Westchester residents.”
“I am proud to have the opportunity to lead WJCS, an organization that has had such an important and positive impact on generations of families throughout Westchester,” Diamond added.
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