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We could not achieve our mission to transform lives without volunteers. JF&CS has a variety of meaningful opportunities that align with various schedules, interests, and causes.

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Meet the team


Lauren Harris, PhD, Leadership & Engagement Officer

As an Industrial-Organizational Psychologist, Lauren serves as the agency’s first Leadership & Engagement Officer. With a background in talent management, Lauren works to set the strategic direction of the agency’s volunteer engagement efforts, developing volunteers at every level to effectively carry out JF&CS’ mission and strategy alongside our dedicated professionals. Lauren has been a volunteer herself for JF&CS since 2005 and had the privilege of serving on the JF&CS Board for 11 years. Ironically, her first involvement with the agency was through JF&CS’ lay leadership development program, now Kay Family Leadership Series, which she currently leads to strategically create a pipeline for JF&CS’ Board. Lauren holds a B.A. in Psychology from Emory University and an M.S. and Ph.D. in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from The University of Georgia. When she is not working, she is can be found volunteering or exploring the food scene with her husband and two children.


Megan Koziel, LMSW, Volunteer Engagement Manager

Megan joined JF&CS in August 2021. She collaborates with dedicated staff to identify opportunities for volunteers to support agency and client needs. She also coordinates the JF&CS family volunteering program, bringing a lifelong appreciation and awareness of volunteerism to young children. She believes that volunteering creates stronger, more compassionate communities. Megan holds a B.A. in Human Services from Assumption University, a MSW from Georgia State University, and is a Licensed Master Social Worker in the state of Georgia. She is also Secretary on the Board of Directors for the Council of Volunteer Administrators of Metropolitan Atlanta.


Sarah Bernstein, PAL Program Manager

Sarah started at JF&CS in 2020, where she oversees young professional development and the PAL Program, Atlanta’s only Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters. Sarah loves working with young professionals looking to be more involved in the Jewish Atlanta community. Sarah attended Eastern Michigan University, earning a degree in social work. She lives in Virginia Highland with her daughter, Harper.

JF&CS celebrates all of our wonderful volunteers!