Laura Jervis was one of the founders of the West Side Federation for Senior and Supportive Housing, Inc. (WSFSSH) in 1977 and served as its Executive Director until 2015. She continues to nurture communities of care at Rutgers Presbyterian Church through her work with new immigrants, the Deacons, and the Worship Committee. She received a B.A. from St. Olaf College and an M.A. and M.Div from Princeton Theological Seminary.