MEET OUR STAFF

AVI LEWINSON
AVI LEWINSON
Interim Chief Executive Officer
SHAWN HIRST
SHAWN HIRST
Acting Chief Program Officer

Shawn Hirst is the Acting Chief Program Officer at SYJCC. Shawn brings with her 15+ years of management experience in the non-profit sector, specifically in the community service world. Prior to joining SYJCC, Shawn was the executive director of Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services, an organization that provides a range of social, recreational and educational services to children, adults and families.  In her tenure there, she led the organization through a period of unprecedented growth and expansion in service delivery and reputation.  Prior to Patchogue-Medford Youth and Community Services, Shawn provided case management, counseling, professional development trainings and other services in various health and human services and JCC agencies. Hirst received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Syracuse University and her Master’s degree from Adelphi University.

Kathleen  Bindert
Kathleen Bindert
Chief Financial Officer
NANCY BRIEL
NANCY BRIEL
Chief Engagement Officer
Nancy Briel has worked for SYJCC since 2000.  She spent the first 15 years as the Aquatics Director & is currently the Chief Engagement Officer. In this capacity, Nancy leads membership, customer service and the front office. She is also the Director of Kamp Hope and assists in organizing several fundraising and building wide events. Nancy holds a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Elementary Education from Towson University.  She spends most of her free time with her three children. Ext. 118
TINA BLOCK
TINA BLOCK
Director of Senior Services
Tina Block, Adult Services Director, is a licensed Social Worker with over 30 years’ experience working with individuals, groups & organizations. She has extensive experience working with children, developmentally disabled adults, adults & seniors. For the past 20 years she has worked with seniors & caregivers in nursing home settings & in the community, providing case management, entitlement assistance, information, referrals & individual counseling. She also coordinated health care services, designed group educational & volunteer programs, worked with community coalitions to improve services for seniors & supervised masters-level social work students. Ext. 121
JODI DEITCH
JODI DEITCH
Executive Assistant/Office Manager
Jodi Deitch, SYJCC’s Executive Assistant & Office Manager has been the “go to” person for over 20 years. She provides administrative support for members & staff. In her free time, Jodi likes to travel, cook & take long walks. Ext. 111
JUSTIN GREENE
JUSTIN GREENE
Assistant Fitness & Sports Director
Throughout Justin Greene’s whole life, he has always had a huge passion for sports & athletics.  Justin has worked in the sports world with several different organizations on the professional level, minor league level, and the collegiate level. His love for working in sports as well as with the community has brought his focus to athletics over the last few years. To Justin there is nothing better than building relationships with individuals and groups while working in the fitness world.  As he enters his second year as the Assistant Director Fitness, Sports, & Aquatics at SYJCC, Justin looks forward to continuing to learn and advance in his career. ext. 130
LIZ HAFT
LIZ HAFT
Director of Butler Special Needs/Camp Wonderland Director
Liz Haft is SYJCC's Director of Special Needs & Camp Wonderland Director. She has earned a Master’s Degree in Counseling from LIU, with specializations in Mental Health Counseling & School Counseling. She is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor & a Certified School Counselor for students grades K-12. Liz enjoys working with all our families, both at camp & during the school year. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family, traveling & cooking. Ext. 142
RON HAYDEN
RON HAYDEN
Director of Operations and Transporation Supervisor
Ron Hayden, Director of Operations and Transportation Supervisor, has been with the SYJCC team for over 20 years.  When not at SYJCC, he enjoys the outdoors, watching NY sports & spending time with his wife & two children. Ext. 120
ANGELA MOUQUIN
ANGELA MOUQUIN
Associate Director of Early Childhood
Angela Mouquin, Associate Director of Early Childhood Services, has been a part of the SYJCC family for over 25 years. She has Business Degree & enjoys traveling, boating & spending time with her family. Ext. 135
REBECCA OYER
REBECCA OYER
Kidsplace Director/HKC Camp Director

Rebecca Oyer joined SYJCC in 2016 and has a master degree in Recreation & Outdoor Education from SUNY Cortland.  Previously, Rebecca was the Education Manager at the Teddy Roosevelt Sanctuary & worked in camping for the YMCA of Greater New York. Ext. 129

SHARON REICHMAN
SHARON REICHMAN
Singles Director
Sharon Reichman, Director of Transistional Family Services, has been a part of the SYJCC community for close to 20 years, first as a Y member & then as a staff person. Her three children have all grown up at SYJCC, having attended programs such as Mommy & Me, the nursery school & camp.  She holds a Master's Degree in Social Work from Columbia University. Sharon, her husband Steve, & dog Ollie are adjusting well to their "empty nest," although they unabashedly look forward to their children's visits! Ext. 139/147
ROCHELE SESKIN
ROCHELE SESKIN
Managing Director of Theater Arts Program
Rochele Seskin has served as the Artistic Director of the Theater Arts Center at the SYJCC since 2013. In August 2016, she also became Managing Director of The Theater Arts Center. She came to the SYJCC after touring the world as an actress and working as a talent agent and casting director. She founded Cabaret Kids in 2001. Rochele holds a BFA in Acting from Adelphi University. Ext. 162
SETH SHERMAN
SETH SHERMAN
Aquatics, Fitness, & Sports Director
Seth Sherman, Fitness & Aquatics Director, has over 30 years of senior management experience in the commercial fitness industry. He holds a BS in Physical Education as well as an MA in Sports Management/Athletic Administration. His passion is to help young athletes develop their skills & help all populations lead healthy long lives. Ext. 125
BAT-SHEVA SLAVIN
BAT-SHEVA SLAVIN
Director of Center for Jewish Living
Bat-Sheva Slavin has been involved in Long Island Jewish community events & outreach programs for over 40 years. Her involvement brought her to the SYJCC over 20 years ago to become the founding curator of the Helene & Alan Rosenberg Jewish Discovery Museum, as well as Director of The Center for Jewish Living & Learning. Ext. 140
DONNA SMIROLDO
DONNA SMIROLDO
Director of Administration- Early Childhood
Donna Smiroldo is the Director of Administration for early childhood.  She holds a degree in business with a minor in accounting.  Before coming to SYJCC, she worked in cost accounting and finances in a corporate environment. Ext. 115
MIRIAM TRUSS
MIRIAM TRUSS
Director of Early Childhood
Miriam Truss is the Director of the Monter Early Childhood Center. Miriam has over 25 years of experience as an educator and administrator of early childhood, day care and camp programs. Prior to SYJCC, Miriam was the Executive Director of the day care and camp programs located at the Veteran's Administration Medical Center in Northport where she was responsible for overall program operations. Miriam has a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Adelphi University and a Master's degree in Special Education from Hofstra University. Miriam is particularly focused on achieving students' educational outcomes and considers relationships with their parents as important components leading toward success. In her spare time she enjoys reading, gardening and spending time with her family and friends. x114