Staff & Board Directory

Staff Directory


Stephanie Pappas  Chief Financial Officer  561-736-7521
Roberta Morell  Accounts Payable Specialist   561-712-5212
Meg Friedlander  Accounting Supervisor  561-740-9000
Melinda Sidlower  Accounting Assistant  561-736- 7524
Cara Webster  Accounting Supervisor   561-736-4754

Adults Programming

J.R. Sanford  Bridge Program Director   561-712-5276
T.J. Singer  Duplicate Bridge Director   561-712-5276

Arts & Culture

Ellen Wedner  VP of Arts & Culture / Film Festival Director 561-259-3006
Mario Lopez Film Festival Coordinator 561-736-7527
Cynthia Pellach  Arts & Culture Administrator  561-740-9000


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
Neysha Figueroa  Children Dept Administrative Assistant  561-712-5227
Nicole Henao  Children's Coordinator  561-712-5237
Lissa Schwab  Family Programming & Camp Coordinator  561-712-5214
Patti Wallshein  Gymnastic Specialist  561-712-5200


Kate Lester  Director of Development  561-712-5208
Ericka Heligman  Development Coordinator 561-740-9000

Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)

Veronica Maravankin  VP, Early Childhood   561-712-5241
Millika Chancey  ECLC Administrative Assistant   561-712-5252
Miryam Buchler ECLC Assistant Director 561-712-5240
Lital Dayan
  ECLC Curriculum/Jewish Education Coordinator   561-712-5252

Executive Staff

Vicki Roitman  Chief Executive Officer  561-712-5280
Shawn McDougall  Senior Vice President  561-712-5236
Gwilda Baltin  Executive Assistant  561-712-5216

Health and Wellness Programming

Jan English  Fitness Manager  (561)712-5230

Human Resources

Jan Andio  Human Resources Director   561-736-7536 
Jodi Beyer Payroll Administrator / HR Coordinator 561-736-7535


Samantha Klein  VP, Marketing   561-736-4762
Morgan Goldberg  Graphic Designer   561-740-9000
Ericka Heligman  Marketing Coordinator   561-740-9000

Membership & Operations

Ashley SimmonsMembership & Special Events Coordinator 561-712-5225

Special Needs

Rachel Karpeles Director of Special Needs 561-712-5226

Sports & Recreation

Michael Rudnet  Director Sports and Recreation  561-712-5275

Board Directory

Executive Committee

Susan Shulman Pertnoy  Chair, Board of Directors
Geoff Stahl  Chair Elect
Harold Danenberg  Immediate Past Chair, Secretary
Brahm Levine  Treasurer
Michael Falk  Vice Chair
Peter Liebman  Vice Chair
Joel Yudenfreund Vice Chair

David Blacher  At Large
Donald M. Ephraim   At Large
Harris Rothstein  At Large

Board Members

Andrew Alminana
Jonathan Caplan
Thelma Florin
David Friedlander
Lauren Gross
Harvey Hafetz
Gary Hubschman
Ilan Kaufer
Arnold Maerov
Richard Melchner
Barbara Mines
Leslie Santelli
Allan Schlossberg
Jeffrey Silver
Steve Wasserman
Vicki Wildstein

Rabbi Yaron Kapitulnik Rabbi Representative
Debbi Roshfeld  Federation Representative

Honorary Members

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

Youth Basketball

Youth Basketball

Summer registration is now open for youth basketball! The league focuses on the fundamentals of the game while remaining age appropriate for each age level, offering something towards each skill level. Players will work on improving their fundamental skills while learning to apply them in real game situations. Endurance training will be included to help prepare each player to achieve maximum physical fitness and conditioning.

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Preschool Registration

Preschool Registration

Registration is now open for the 2018/2019 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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The Mandel JCC offers the finest bridge program in Palm Beach County! The program features a variety of new classes, instructors, directors, workshops, including ongoing supervised play sessions three times a week and duplicate games held Monday - Friday. All levels welcome!

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Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell is a high-quality extension to the school day for children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade. Now offering pick up from Meyer Academy and bus transportation from Marsh Pointe, Timber Trace, Lighthouse, Beacon Cove Intermediate School and Franklin Academy.

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