Jody Ference, MPH, MS, OTR/L

Jody Ference, MPH, MS, OTR/L

NNORC Coordinator of Community Health Programs

Jody joined the JFS Albany NNORC in 2022 after working as an occupational therapist in various health and school settings in the Capital region. Prior to becoming an occupational therapist, she worked in the public health field for the Brain Injury Association of New York State, Advocates for Human Potential, and Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood. Jody received her Master of Public Health degree from Columbia University, her Master of Science degree from Sage Graduate School, and her undergraduate degree from Brandeis University.

Jody lives in Slingerlands, NY with her husband. In her free time, she enjoys outdoor adventures, especially biking, hiking, and time at the ocean. Most of all, she loves being with her three sons and her growing family. Jody is a yoga teacher who uses yoga therapeutically to enhance posture, functional movement, and healthy aging. She has advanced certification in teaching yoga for osteoporosis and restorative yoga.

Jody has served on the boards of directors of the Mifgash Jewish Community High School Program, Massry Assisted Living Residence, Capital Region Jewish National Fund-USA, and Congregation Ohav Shalom. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering for community organizations.