Jami Chair hands on the baton

6th June 2019

Doug Krikler today announced that he will be stepping down as Chair of the Board of Trustees of Jami this summer having completed his six-year tenure.

Doug joined Jami during a period of change for the organisation and used his wealth of experience of the Jewish Community and organisational development to oversee its partnership with Jewish Care and to raise the profile of the charity’s work.

Reflecting on his term Doug commented: “It has been a privilege to lead Jami’s board for the last six years and I will always be proud of the incredible service it provides to the community. There is still a way to go, but the continued increase in referrals demonstrates Jami’s impact in raising awareness and challenging stigma around mental health within the Jewish community. Jami’s success can be seen through the stories of the people it helps to live meaningful lives, despite mental illness.”

Doug leaves his role with Jami well placed to take the community’s mental health services to the next level, working closely with other organisations to transform the communal landscape for mental health.

Laurie Rackind, Jami Chief Executive, said, “I would like to thank Doug for his invaluable leadership and support for Jami over the last six years. Under Doug’s guidance as Chair, Jami has undergone significant transformation and continues to evolve to meet the increasing need for mental health services within the community. We have begun the process of recruiting a new Chair, as well as new trustees to add to the board, to continue that work and develop services to meet the growing demand. We will be working closely with the JVN and Lead on a board-building framework as part of our ongoing strategy.”