Welcome HabCenter’s New Board of Director – Emily Grabelsky!

Emily Grabelsky moved from Detroit to Palm Beach County 30 years ago. Prior to moving to Boca Raton, she was the Director of Special Projects for the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County. As a past Assistant Director of Planning and Allocations, Emily has first-hand knowledge of the intricacies involved in appropriately allocating our valuable campaign dollars to support the needs of the Jewish Community both locally and abroad. When she and her husband, Stephen, moved to Boca Raton, she immediately became involved in Women’s Philanthropy at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and held a variety of leadership positions including Women’s Philanthropy Chair, Vice Chair of Campaign, Vice Chair of Education and Vice Chair of Community Development. In addition to serving as Federation’s Super Sunday Chair and Chair of the Federation Task Force on Special Needs Services, she has also held leadership positions at the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center. She has served on the Donna Klein Jewish Academy PTO and Boards of the Jewish Association for Residential Care and the Ruth and Norman Rales Jewish Family Service. She is currently the Immediate Past Chair of the Adolph and Rose Levis Jewish Community Center. She is also the Immediate Past Co-Chair of JFNA’s National Disability Advocacy Committee. Emily and Stephen have three beautiful children and are active members of B’nai Torah Congregation.

From all of us at HabCenter Boca Raton, we extend a warm welcome to Emily as she joins our board!! We look forward to an exciting journey of teamwork and leadership, dedicated to creating a meaningful and lasting impact on our community and beyond.

About the HabCenter:

HabCenter Boca Raton is a nonprofit organization that opened its doors in 1978 to equip adults with special needs with the knowledge, skills, and behavior needed to lead useful and productive lives with dignity, respect, and independence. HabCenter provides a safe, enriching environment to empower the spirit of those individuals it serves and encourage their unlimited potential. Essential programs the HabCenter offers are Social Services, and mental-wellness counseling, Developmental Training, Programs in Education, Art and Recreation (P.E.A.R.), and Vocational Training within HabCo Manufacturing and the HabCenter Plant Nursery that provide horticultural training. HabCenter also offers local businesses and universities partnership opportunities through HabCo Manufacturing, the Nursery and counseling, special education and occupational therapy internship programs. HabCenter also has a Supported Employment program, which provides competitive integrated employment (CIE) opportunities for clients who can work in the community by preparing them with the knowledge, skills and behaviors they need to be successful. To learn more, visit habcenter.org.