Staff & Board Directory

Staff Directory


Anne Coquillon
Staff Accountant

Brian Grayson
Systems Administrator

Karen Markman
Senior Accountant

Ron Pressler

Arts & Culture

Leigh Evans
Arts & Culture Manager

Sarah Ginsberg
Arts & Culture Coordinator


Sofia Melo
Aquatics & JSwim Team Director

Children & Family Programming

Isaiah Nelson
Sports Director

Jamie Seda
Teen Engagement Manager

Aaron Shanahan
Aftercare & Family Program Coordinator

Meryl Sherman
Youth & Family Administrative Assistant

Summer Sweetall
Program Director

Becca Wingardner
Camp Coordinator


Shari MacKeen
Director of Development

Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)

Jessica Friedman
Early Childhood Assistant Director

Brooke Pertnoy
Early Childhood Director

Amanda Schroeder
Early Childhood Administrative Assistant

Executive Staff

Gwilda Baltin
Executive Assistant

Rachel Fox
Senior Programming Director

Ari Golub
Director of Operations

Samantha Klein
Chief Operating Officer

Laura Roberts
Senior Programming Director

Jesse Rosen
President & Chief Executive Officer

Human Resources

Nicole Ponder
Human Resources Manager


David Ehresman
Graphic Designer

Samantha Mighdoll
Marketing Director

Stephanie Swimmer
Marketing Coordinator

Special Needs

Johnathan Kabot
Director of Special Needs

Welcome Desk

Sheena Spencer
Welcome Desk Supervisor

Board Directory

Executive Committee

Ira Gerstein
Board Chair

Joel Yudenfreund
Vice Chair/Chair Elect

Barry Berg
Immediate Past Chair
Finance Committee Chair

Elana Rickel
Development Chair

Peter Liebman
At Large

Board of Directors

Jim Baldinger
Barry Berg
Sam Cohen
Harold Danenberg
Barbara Friedman
Ira Gerstein
Ilan Kaufer
Vivian Lieberman
Peter Liebman
Barri Litt
Arnold Maerov
Justin Paul
Elana Rickel
Vicki Wildstein
Joel Yudenfreund

Honorary Members

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

Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Barbara & Jack Kay Early Childhood Learning Center

Registration is open for the 2022/2023 school year. We offer programs 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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Our Aquatics program offers Baby & Me swim classes, swim lessons for your little ones, Water Safety courses such as Lifeguarding, swim team, and more! The George Rothman Aquatics Center features a pool with four lap lanes as well as a three-foot-deep 'learn to swim' area for swim lessons, water aerobics, and sports. Come make a splash with us!

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Beyond the Bell

Beyond the Bell

Welcome to Palm Beach County's premiere afterschool program! 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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Gift Shop

Gift Shop

Shop for your Jewish traditions from the comfort of your home! We have partnered with the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History Museum Store and you can help support the Mandel JCC by shopping for everything you need for special holidays. In addition to their great year-round inventory, you can even create a Wedding Registry! All proceeds large or small, will make a difference in supporting the Mandel JCC of the Palm Beaches.

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