Staff & Board Directory

Staff Directory


Anne Coquillon
Staff Accountant

Brian Grayson
Systems Administrator

Karen Markman
Senior Accountant

Ron Pressler

Arts, Culture & Learning

Leigh Evans
Arts & Culture Manager

Sarah Ginsberg
Arts & Culture Coordinator


Chris Sikes
Aquatics & JSwim Team Director

Children & Family Programming

Rebecca Buch
Family & Youth Program Coordinator

Allison Lazarus
Director of Family & Youth Engagement and Camp Shalom

Jessica Meyerson
Youth & Family Administrator

Heather Reisman
Teen Engagement Coordinator


Shari MacKeen
Director of Development

Early Childhood Learning Center (ECLC)

Jodie Block
ECLC Program and Camp Director

Stacy Maron
ECLC Administrator

Staci Schulster
ECLC Director

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

Mindy Kopeloff
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

Edward & Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center

Edward & Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center

Registration is open for the 2022/2023 school year. We offer full-time 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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Club J

Club J

Discover for yourself why our afterschool program is the coolest club around! Now offering pickup from Ben Gamla Charter and bus transportation from Coral Reef, Hagen Road, Manatee, and Sunset Palms! With supervised homework, Judaic activities, swimming, sports, cooking, art, science, and more, your kids will be begging to stay after school!

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Our Aquatics program features a 25-yard, six-lane lap pool and so much more! We strive to be the leader in South Florida's aquatics programming. Our goal is to make every student water-safe, as well as increase their self-confidence and independence through swimming. Come make a splash with us today!

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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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