Dr. Jaclynn Faffer, President/CEO of Baker Senior Center Naples, has been a visionary leader in the field of human services for over 25 years. She received her Master of Social Work degree from Tulane University and her Doctoral Degree in Social Welfare from the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University. Dr. Faffer’s doctoral research was in the area of social work practice with adults who have chronic physical disabilities. Her past positions have included the following:

  • Director of Social Work for the United Cerebral Palsy Association in Nassau County, New York.
  • Director of Human Services at UJA-Federation of New York, where she was responsible for planning and allocations for 11 New York human service agencies.
  • Director of Adult and Geriatric Psychiatry and Social Work at Brunswick Hospital on Long Island.
  • CEO/Executive Director of Ruth Rales Jewish Family Services of South Palm Beach County.

In August 2010, Dr. Faffer and her family relocated to Naples to lead the organization that became Baker Senior Center Naples. She is a past chair of the Collier County Leadership Coalition on Aging and is a graduate of Greater Naples Leadership Class XVIII.

Dr. Faffer has served as a consultant to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society on issues related to the psychological impact of chronic illness and disabilities. She has been an adjunct professorat Adelphi University, Hunter College, the Wurzweiler School and Barry University, all graduate schools of social work where she taught clinical practice, social welfare administration and human behavior in the social environment.

Dr. Faffer has published numerous articles in professional journals on social work practice and administration and human resource development. She was awarded a scholarship from the Harvard Club of Naples to attend Strategic Perspectives in Non-Profit Management, the Harvard Business School Executive Education program for CEOs.


Dr. Jaclynn Faffer

Alexandra Barba-Rodriguez
Senior Center Assistant

Catherine Boniello
Licensed Clinical Social Worker    

Stephanie Cakov
Social Worker

Social Worker

Gisela Chamberlin
Senior Accountant

John Colgin
Facility Manager

Renee Del Duca
Executive Assistant

Kelley Findlay
Administrative Assistant

Tatiana Harris
Geriatric Case Manager

Holly Henderson
Administrative Assistant

Amanda Ignasak
Chief Senior Center Officer

Debbie Lageman
Volunteer Services Manager

Marisa Luizzi
Chief Cognitive Health Officer   

Timothy Morrison
Chief Development Officer

Pamela Osborne
Chief Clinical Officer

Ursula M. Pfahl, Ph.D.
Chief Strategic Engagement Officer

Geralyn Poletti
Director of Social Work Services

Wanda Rodriguez
Chief Financial Officer/Chief Operating Officer

Jodi Rubenstein
Supervisor of Geriatric Case Management

Jayne Schandl
Development Database Manager

Katie Slominski
Geriatric Case Manager

Beata Sulek
Director of Finance

Penny Taylor
Disaster Relief Resource Coordinator