Staff & Board Directory

Staff Directory


Stephanie Pappas  Chief Financial Officer  561-736-7521
Bonnie Snow  Senior Accountant 561-740-9000 Ext. 4234
Roberta Morell  Accounts Payable Specialist   561-712-5212

Adult Programming

Christina van Leeuwen  Bridge Director   561-712-5276

Arts & Culture

Raven Disalvo-Hess  Arts & Culture Coordinator   561-509-0117


Sofia Melo  Aquatics Director  561-712-5274

Building Services

Tony Parks  Building Services Manager  561-712-5200

Children & Family Programming

Rachel Fox  Program Director  561-712-5279
Summer Sweetall Children’s Coordinator & Assistant Camp Director  561-712-5214
Patti Wallshein  Gymnastic Specialist  561-712-5200
Neysha Figueroa  Children Dept Administrative Assistant  561-712-5227


Eric Dansky Director of Development 561-242-6637

Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)

Brooke Pertnoy Director of Early Learning  561-712-5252
Lital Dayan  Assistant Director  561-712-5252
Beth Mandell ECLC Administrative Coordinator  561-712-5252

Executive Staff

Jesse Rosen  Chief Executive Officer & President 
Samantha Klein Managing Director
Gwilda Baltin  Executive Assistant  561-712-5216

Health and Wellness Programming

Paulina Hartman Group Fitness Director  561-712-5230

Human Resources

Stacey Talve Director of Human Resources  561-736-7536


Morgan Goldberg  Marketing Manager 561-712-5262

Membership & Operations

Ashley SimmonsMembership & Special Events Coordinator  561-712-5225

Special Needs

Johnathan Kabot Director of Special Needs  561-712-5226

Board Directory

Board of Directors

Barry Berg - Board Chair
Andrew Comiter - Secretary/Treasurer
Hal Danenberg - At Large
Barbara Friedman - At Large
Peter Liebman - At Large
Susan Shulman Pertnoy, Immediate Past Board Chair
Andrea Sussman - At Large
Joel Yudenfreund - Vice Chair


Vivian Lieberman, Palm Beach Gardens Program Committee Chair

Board of Governors

Andrew Alminana
David Blacher z”l
Donald M. Ephraim
Harvey Hafetz
Gary Hubschman
Ilan Kaufer
Brahm Levine
Vivian Lieberman
Arnold Maerov
Richard Melchner
Barbara Mines
Leslie Santelli
Vicki Wildstein

Honorary Members

Lawrence Beyer
Helen Hoffman z”l
Jack Kay z”l
H. Irwin Levy
Bente S. Lyons
Paula L. Sidman
Nancy S. Sims

Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Registration is open for the 2019/2020 school year. We offer part-time and full-time options for infants through VPK. Our learning framework, community garden, ongoing parent communication, and integration of music, physical education, and Jewish celebration are just a few of the elements that separate us from other preschools. Come tour our facility and find out why we are considered a school of excellence.

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Arts & Culture

Arts & Culture

Don't miss our 2019/2020 lineup of best-selling authors and award-winning films! Enjoy reserved seating, early access, exclusive receptions and more with our literary & film society memberships on sale now! The membership levels are designed to appeal to everyone and also an excellent way to support our festivals and year-round programming.

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The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

The Constance & David Blacher Children's Special Needs Program

We believe that every child can succeed, every child can participate and every child can make friends! There are programs for all ages and ability levels including Sunday Fundays at the J, our Special Needs Adolescent Program, vacation camps, sports classes and more!

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Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell

Palm Beach County's premiere afterschool program has a limited number of spots left! With supervised homework, Judaic activities, swimming, sports, cooking, art, fitness, go-karts and more, your kids will be begging to stay after school!

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