Framingham, MA – November 13, 2020 – Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS) is pleased to announce that CEO Lino Covarrubias has been named by the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber of Commerce to its inaugural list of Newton-Needham MetroWest 50 Most Influential Business People of Color.

With this list, the Newton-Needham Regional Chamber “aims to celebrate, document and showcase the plethora of professionals and executives of color making a positive contribution to the economic and social fabric of the region. These honorees, selected by a seven-member committee from over 200 nominations, work and/or sit on a board for a business or nonprofit that is physically located in Newton, Needham, Wellesley, Natick and Framingham.”

“I’m honored to be among a list of great community and business leaders,” said Mr. Covarrubias. “Special congratulations to my mayor Yvonne Spicer; Reverend J. Anthony Lloyd, member of the JFS Committee on Anti-Racism and Fighting Antisemitism; and JFS friends and supporters Jay Kim, Chief Operating Officer of the Foundation for Metrowest; Guimel DeCarvalho, Vice President of People & Culture and Chief Diversity Officer at Wayside Youth & Family Support Network; and Dr. Beverly Edgehill, Senior Vice President, Global Head Organizational Development at the TJX Companies, Inc. headquartered in Framingham, MA. Thank you to the Newton-Needham Chamber of Commerce for this recognition, and congratulations to all of this year’s honorees.”

To learn more about the talented and dynamic professionals who have been named Newton-Needham MetroWest 50 Most Influential Business People of Color, visit or watch the video below and online at

About Jewish Family Service of Metrowest (JFS)
JFS is a community-based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that works with over 5,000 people within the Metrowest and Greater Boston regions each year, supporting vulnerable children and families, individuals, immigrants, and elders aging in place.

JFS provides the tools to meet life’s obstacles to stabilize during a crisis and optimally achieve self-sufficiency, strengthen lives, improve wellbeing, and build a stronger community. To learn more about JFS, visit