Meet the team.

Simone Bradford, LMSW, earned her bachelor’s degree in psychology from Oakland University and her master’s degree in social work from Wayne State University. Simone has experience working within the older adult population and ensuring they have the resources to gracefully age in place. Her passion is working one on one with her clients and making sure their needs are met not just physically but also mentally. She also serves on the JFS Crisis Response Team supporting those who have experienced a recent trauma.

Diane Boufford, LLMSW, earned her bachelor’s degree in gerontology from Madonna University and her master’s degree in social work from the University of Michigan. She has always enjoyed her time with older adults, having had both of her grandmothers living with her family while growing up. Diane’s passion is to help older adults and their families maintain the highest standard of living while helping the older adult age in place.

Yuliya Gaydayenko, MA, LMSW, is the Chief Program Officer of Older Adult Services at Jewish Family Service and has been with the agency since 2008. She has worked in the community for the past 23 years, starting as an ESL tutor, refugee resettlement coordinator and day camp director at the Jewish Community Services in Flint, Michigan, where she served as executive director from 2003 to 2008. Yuliya’s family came to the U.S. from Moscow, Russia and resettled in Flint, Michigan in 1995. She was recognized by both Angell Scholar and Maize & Blue Scholar awards by the University of Michigan. She earned her master’s degrees in linguistics and social work from Michigan State University. Yuliya was honored by the Mandell L. and Madeleine H. Berman Award for the Outstanding Professional Service in 2015.

Barb Haddad, LMSW, is the Director of Geriatric Care Management at Jewish Family Service. Before working in this role, Barb worked in administrative and clinical roles throughout her career at Jewish Family Service. Additionally, she worked as the liaison between the Jewish Hospice and Chaplaincy Network and Jewish Family Service, bringing together the services of both agencies. Her areas of interest are mental and physical health in aging, working with holocaust survivors, and meeting the needs of older adults in the community at large.

Beth Seelbach, LBSW, MHHS, CDP, graduated from Bowling Green State University with a bachelor’s degree in social work and she received her master’s degree in health and human services from Youngstown State University. As a certified dementia practitioner, she has spent the majority of her career working with the elderly population in various settings, such as a hospital, nursing homes, and assisted living communities.  She enjoys helping seniors and their families navigate the challenges of aging, and the many senior care options available to them.