In a letter to their membership, Association of Jewish Aging Services (AJAS) chair Martin Goetz announced that the differences between the organization and Marla Gilson over her dismissal have been resolved. Gilson, a long-time communal activist then employed by the Washington DC based umbrella group, was terminated earlier this year when the organization decided her leukemia diagnosis would not allow her to fulfill her job responsibilities.
As part of the settlement AJAS has agreed to provide Gilson with additional severance and to provide financial support to help cover her medical expenses.
In announcing the settlement Goetz stated, “We are pleased that we have been able to work with Marla and reach a severance agreement that will enable her to have some financial security and help cover her medical expenses. AJAS wishes Marla a speedy recovery, and we also thank her for the contributions that she has made to our organization.”