Staff & Board Directory

Staff Directory


Anne Coquillon
Staff Accountant

Brian Grayson
Systems Administrator

Karen Markman
Accounting Manager

Ron Pressler

Rory Sasson
Senior Staff Accountant

Arts, Culture & Learning

Lauren Garelick
Events Coordinator

Sarah Ginsberg
Senior Arts & Culture Coordinator


Lauren Bennett
Aquatics Manager

Children & Family Programming

Angela Plummer
Assistant Director of Youth and Family Engagement

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

Lisa Stock-Assil
ECLC Assistant 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


Samantha Mighdoll
Marketing Director

Adam Pedrone
Graphic Designer

Stephanie Swimmer
Marketing Coordinator

Special Needs

Johnathan Kabot
Director of Inclusion

Welcome Desk

Mindy Kopeloff
Welcome Desk Supervisor

Board Directory

Executive Committee

Joel Yudenfreund
Board Chair

Ira Gerstein
Immediate Past Chair

Elana Rickel
Development Chair

Barry Berg
At Large
Finance Committee Club

Peter Liebman
At Large

Justin Paul
At Large

Board of Directors

Jim Baldinger
Barbara Friedman
Ilan Kaufer
Vivian Lieberman
Barri Litt
Arnold Maerov
Eva Schlanger
Hope Silverman
Vicki Wildstein

Edward & Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center

Edward & Thelma Glantz Early Childhood Learning Center

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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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!

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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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