Mimi Lind, LCSW, Executive Director, Clinician


Mimi Lind is a kama’aina and grew up at Temple Emanu El, but like so many high school graduates, she went off to college (Brandeis University) and finally returned after many years. She is a licensed psychotherapist, social worker, and has specialties in working with domestic violence, substance abuse and trauma across all stages of the life cycle. A major extrovert, Mimi is up for the challenge as JCS’s first Executive Director and full time clinician. You can contact her at






Chris Gerson, Executive Assistant


Many of you will already know Chris Gerson as the President of OJO, but her passion for supporting the Jewish community and the mission of JCS couldn’t keep her away from taking the role of Executive Assistant. Chris brings with her many years of project management, leadership and technology skills that will greatly benefit JCS. She and her wife Jodie (of JCS fame) are the proud parents of 4 dogs! You can contact her at





Adam Luchs, Director of Communications


Adam Luchs joins JCS as the Director of Communications bringing with him extensive experience in marketing, event planning and strategic development. Our expansion includes improved communication through social media and events, which is right up his alley. Adam is happy to take the challenge of helping JCS outreach to a broader audience given the growth of the Jewish community across the islands.  He is also excited to bring his wife and 6 month old son into the Hawaii Jewish community. You can contact him at