Juvenile Law Center Announces Hires of Jennifer M. Joseph, Tasha Odom

Jennifer M. Joseph is named Director of DEI and Human Resources; Tasha Odom begins as Director of Operations

Philadelphia, PA (July 21, 2022) – Today, Juvenile Law Center announced the hire of two new members to its management team. Jennifer M. Joseph joins the organization as Director of DEI and Human Resources and Tasha Odom joins as Director of Operations.

“We are thrilled to have Jenn and Tasha join our management team,” said Sue Mangold, CEO. “To do our work locally, statewide and nationally, we need strong internal operations and model, supportive HR. In all of our work - internal and external - we center DEI and Jenn and Tasha’s expertise and experience are invaluable to our work. We are excited to welcome them!”

Jennifer is a Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) executive with over seven years of experience in HR management and organizational leadership. She hails from HIAS Pennsylvania where she served as the Deputy Director for three years. In addition to her robust HR career, she has served bi-vocationally as the Lead Pastor at the Zion Community Church. In March of 2020, Jennifer was recognized as a Woman of Achievement by Cribs for Kids. In June of 2022, she was honored for her work with the Haitian community and given a citation signed by the Mayor of Philadelphia. She will be the organization’s first Director of DEI and Human Resources.

“As a Philly native and community leader who has worked closely with youth and young adults over the years, I am elated to be joining an organization that is committed to juvenile justice,” said Jennifer. “It is truly a dream come true to be in a position where I can work in my field of HR and DEI and simultaneously contribute towards the advancement of our youth.”

Tasha is a talented finance and operations leader who has an extensive background in accounting, finance, budgeting, and operations. Most recently, she has led non-profit schools in best practices in accounting, finance, human resources, and operations. Prior to her leadership roles in non-profit organizations, she spent twenty years working in all facets of accounting and finance in industries such as healthcare, marketing, multimedia, and client accounting services specializing in tax preparation.  As part of the management team for Juvenile Law Center, she will be a strategic decision maker and implement processes that enhances finance, budgeting, grants management, and operations for Juvenile Law Center.

“I am thrilled to be a part of an organization that vigorously advocates and makes changes in the juvenile justice and foster care systems,” said Tasha. “I look forward to furthering Juvenile Law Center’s mission with my experience and skills.”

Sue, Jennifer and Tasha are available for interview and comment.

 

About the Expert

Tasha Odom is a talented finance and operations leader who has an extensive background in accounting, finance, budgeting, and operations. Most recently, she has led non-profit schools in best practices in accounting, finance, human resources, and operations. As a leader, she has been successful at process improvement, building productive teams and being a creative problem solver in the workplace. Prior to her leadership roles in non-profit organizations, she spent twenty years working in all facets of accounting and finance in industries such as healthcare, marketing, multimedia, and client accounting services specializing in tax preparation. In addition to a career in finance and accounting, Tasha owned and operated a personal training business for ten years.

Jennifer M. Joseph is a valued community influencer who is beloved for her contribution to the Black and Haitian community in Philadelphia, PA. She is a Human Resources and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) executive with over seven years of experience in HR management and organizational leadership. Jennifer hails from HIAS Pennsylvania where she served as the Deputy Director for three years. Before serving as the Deputy Director at HIAS PA, she served as the interim CEO and HR Director at a thriving medical staffing agency on the Main Line. In addition to her robust HR career, Jennifer has served bi-vocationally as the Lead Pastor at the Zion Community Church.

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