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Al Benarroch

Al Benarroch received his MA in Clinical Psychology in 1992 from Lakehead University, where his research focused on health psychology. Prior to coming to JCFS, Al was in private practice for 10 years. He accepted the position of Clinical Director at JCFS in 1999.  In July 2014, Al became the Executive Director, continuing to grow the supports available to community members with new and innovative programs. 

Having grown up in an orthodox Jewish home, enjoying Jewish text study, and being very active in synagogue life, Al is dedicated to keeping the agency grounded in its roots of core Jewish values in all areas of service delivery.  Al lectures frequently at community organizations and at universities on many social service issues and frequently incorporates a Jewish twist to the content.