Boulder JFS

Boulder JFS


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Boulder JFS is a program of The Jay and Rose Phillips Senior Solutions Center, which provides a variety of programs to help older adults stay active, healthy, independent and supported. Boulder JFS provides Boulder-area seniors, their families, adults with disabilities, and individuals in crisis with services and programs based on Jewish values. 

Based on our principles of inclusion, compassion, and social justice, Boulder JFS is committed to providing vital services to all older adults and adults with disabilities regardless of their faith, race, national origin, gender identification, or sexual orientation. Our staff is sensitive and responsive to the special needs of all whom we serve.

  • Care management—assessment, planning, and care coordination
  • Friendly Visitor and para-chaplain services
  • Holiday and Shabbat celebrations in local residential communities
  • In-home counseling for older adults
  • Grief and caregiver support groups
  • Information and referrals
  • Safety net emergency financial assistance
  • Senior programming and outreach with community partners
  • Housekeeping services

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Boulder JFS Mission

To enhance well-being to older adults and adults with physical disabilities throughout Boulder County by delivering services based on Jewish values.

Boulder JFS Advisory Committee

  • Susan Edelman, Co-chair
  • Heidi Schoen, Co-chair
  • Carolyn Bleicher
  • Deb Grojean
  • Ardee Immerman
  • Michelle Kralj
  • Andy Miro
  • Terri Miro
  • Bella Ouaknine
  • Meg Quiat
  • Mark Schwartz  
  • Barbara Steinmetz
  • Evie Verderber
  • Mary Ann Wilner

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Meet the Boulder JFS Staff:

Kammi Siemens
Ph: 720.749.3401

Kammi Siemens is the associate director of Boulder Jewish Family Service. She is responsible for providing leadership and vision that expand the collaborative nature of Boulder JFS while increasing the impact of Boulder programs and services. Kammi is skilled at facilitating partnerships among nonprofit organizations, government agencies, and policy makers to implement creative, results-based solutions to entrenched social challenges. She most recently served as community funding manager for the Boulder Department of Human Services and was the director of financial wellness for Goodwill Industries International. Kammi has spent her career devoted to advancing social, educational, and economic opportunity for individuals, children, and families.

Being a Boulder County resident and CU graduate, Kammi’s contribution to the Boulder community is personal. She is inspired by the opportunity to advance JFS programs that are built on compassion, inclusion, and social justice.


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Ingrid Swords, LCSW
Ph: 720.749.3403

Ingrid is responsible for recruiting and coordinating volunteers for the Friendly Visitor program, para-chaplains who lead monthly Shabbat services, and people who facilitate holiday programs at area senior facilities.

A longtime Boulder resident, Ingrid is a dedicated community volunteer and knows what it takes to run a successful volunteer program. Prior to moving to Boulder, Ingrid was a psychiatric social worker at a mental health clinic and a medical center in California.

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Jodi Ansell, MSW
Ph: 720.749.3402

Jodi joined the Boulder staff as a part-time care manager in May 2014. Prior to that, Jodi was on the Boulder JFS Advisory Committee from 2012 to 2014. She provides services to seniors, adults with physical disabilities, and caregivers to enhance their quality of life and connect them to Jewish values, traditions, and community. Jodi offers support and assistance to individuals and families, and co-facilitates a caregiver support group for adult children.

Her extensive experience and knowledge is invaluable in providing information and referrals to helpful community resources. A Colorado native, Jodi received her bachelor’s in social work at Colorado State University and a master's in social work from the University of Wisconsin. Jodi has been a social worker in Denver and Boulder for more than 25 years. Before joining Boulder JFS, she worked for the City of Boulder as a senior resource specialist. She also has worked as a resident service coordinator at senior housing sites through Boulder County and as a medical social worker at a Denver hospital.

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Contact Us

Main: 303.415.1025

6007 Oreg Avenue
Boulder, CO 80303