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Perry Ohren has been the CEO of Jewish Family Service of Metropolitan Detroit (JFSMD) since 2011. Prior to that, since 2004, he has worked at JFSMD, first as the Director of Older Adult Services and then as the Chief Program Officer. Ohren worked for the Jewish Federation in Detroit directing a program helping older adults to age in place. Before that he worked for Detroit’s Jewish Vocational Service, now JVS Human Services, supervising and managing a variety of programs and services including refugee employment services, supported employment services and school to work transition.

Before this Ohren worked at Wayne State University supervising a program that trained students to work in the Child Welfare arena. He started his professional career at JFSMD in the early 1990s as a clinical social worker in a family violence intervention program. Ohren has served on the following Boards of Directors: Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies, Metro In-Home Solutions, Association of Jewish Family and Children’s Agencies, Oak Park Business and Education Alliance, Greater Detroit Network of Social Innovators, KADIMA and the Wayne State University School of Social Work Board of Visitors. He received his MSW and BA degrees from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor in the 1980s. Ohren grew up in Cincinnati, has three young adult children, and lives in Huntington Woods, MI.

*E – explicit language may be used in this podcast.