Miriam Singer

Jewish Community Services


As President & Chief Executive Officer, Miriam Singer is responsible for leadership and the success of Jewish Community Services (JCS) – a community-based non-profit social and health services agency serving the South Florida community for over 100 years. Miriam joined JCS in January 2020 and was charged by its Board of Directors to implement a comprehensive strategic transformation of the agency aimed at efficiencies, innovation and fiscal sustainability. With an annual budget and assets of $36,6m and a dedicated, diverse team of 500 professional and support staff, JCS provides 30+ unique social and health service programs.

Singer’s professional experience includes 35 years of service to Miami-Dade County government, where she began her career as a social worker working with survivors of domestic abuse and justice-involved refugees. She has broad experience in direct service delivery, management, and executive operations for human and business services. She developed and implemented justice and community-based programs serving Cuban and Haitian refugees, dual-diagnosis clients, survivors of domestic violence, and gang-involved youth.

Miriam holds Bachelor of Arts and Master of Public Administration Degrees from the University of Miami. She has a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt, is a Certified Public Purchasing Officer and Contract Negotiator. She serves as a credential site reviewer for NASPAA, is an Advisory Board Member of Florida International University’s MPA Program, as well as the Green School of International and Public Affairs. She is also a member of American Society of Public Administration’s National Council where she chairs the Financial Management Committee, and is an active member of its South Florida Chapter Advisory Board. Miriam Also serves on the Community Critical Needs and Community Relations Council of the Greater Miami Jewish Federation and is an active member of the Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies.