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
David Matamoros Grijalba  Accounting Assistant 561-736-7524

Adult Programming

Christina van Leeuwen  Bridge Director   561-712-5276

Arts & Culture

Mario Lopez Arts & Culture Managing Director 561-736-7527
Cynthia Pellach  Arts & Culture Coordinator 561-740-9000
Robin Hoffenberg Arts & Culture Society Coordinator 561-712-5235


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 & Family Coordinator 561-712-5214
Patti Wallshein  Gymnastic Specialist  561-712-5200
Neysha Figueroa  Children Dept Administrative Assistant  561-712-5227


Kate Lester  Director of Development  561-712-5208

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 
Samantha Klein Managing Director/ Marketing Director 561-736-4762
Gwilda Baltin  Executive Assistant  561-712-5216

Health and Wellness Programming

Paulina Hartman Group Fitness Director  (561)712-5230

Human Resources

Jodi Beyer Payroll Administrator/HR Coordinator 561-736-7535


Samantha Klein  Managing Director/ Marketing Director 561-736-4762
Morgan Goldberg  Graphic Designer   561-740-9000
Joni Pontillo  Marketing Coordinator   561-740-9000

Membership & Operations

Ashley SimmonsMembership & Special Events Coordinator 561-712-5225

Special Needs

Johnathan Kabot Director of Special Needs561-712-5226

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
Geoff Stahl - Chair, Board of Governors
Andrea Sussman - At Large
Joel Yudenfreund - Vice Chair


David Friedlander, Boynton Beach Program Committee Chair
Vivian Lieberman, Palm Beach Gardens Program Committee Chair

Board of Governors

Geoff Stahl, Chair
Andrew Alminana
David Blacher
Donald M. Ephraim
David Friedlander
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.

Read more »

Summer Camp

Summer Camp

Campers enjoy favorites like late nights and sleepovers, theme days, field trips, and Shabbat celebrations. This year we have over two dozen specialty camps and incredible special events like Wacky Water Day, Lip Sync Contest, and more! We also take full advantage of our Jr. Olympic outdoor swimming pool, our indoor gymnasium, and our expansive turf athletic fields. Come see why summer 2019 is going to be our best summer yet!

Read more »

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!

Read more »

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!

Read more »

Keep in Touch With the JCC

Receive special events, news, and more!