Interim Chief Executive Officer
Kathleen  Bindert
Kathleen Bindert
Chief Financial Officer
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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

SYJCC Staff Directory


Rick Lewis, Chief Executive Officer                                                          x104

Marlie Cohen, Chief Program Officer                                                       x320

Jodi Deitch, Executive Administrative Assistant                                     x111


Finance and HR:

Kathleen Bindert, Chief Financial Officer                                                x117

Nathifa Blanchfield, Accountant                                                              x124

Tina Acevedo, Payroll Management & Grants Admin                           x106

Debra DeWaltoff, AR & AP Coordinator                                                 x128


Membership & Development:


Adult & Senior Adult Center/NNORC:

Tina Block, Chief Program Officer for Adult Services                                     x121

Janine Mandera, Program Coordinator of Senior Services                            x147

Laurie Byrne, Assistant Sr. Nutrition Coordinator                                          x147

Sheila Goloboy, Program Coordinator of PIC & Employment Services        x151

Sharon Reichman, Director of Singles and Support Services                         x139

Stephanie Laureano, Program Coordinator of NNORC                                   631-351-6610


Monter Family Early Childhood Center:

Miriam Truss, Director of Monter Family Early Childhood Center              x114

Aimee Walter, Assistant Director of Education & Curriculum                       x135

Donna Smiroldo, Assistant Director of Early Childhood Center                    x115


Children’s Programs and Camp:

Jodi Meehan, Camp Director                                                                       x119

Nicole Helfman, Director of Camp @ HKC                                               x123

Savannah Marinozzi, Butler Center Associate Director                          x139


Center for Jewish Life & Learning:

Bat Sheva Slavin, Director of Jewish Education                                        x140


Stage 74 at the SYJCC:

Rochele Seskin, Managing Artistic Director of Theater Arts                       x162

Sid Cherry, Performing Arts Musical & Building AV Director                     x163

Melanie Waddell, Administrative Assistant/Camp Registrar                      x136


Health & Wellness:

Scott Zlochower, Health & Wellness Director                        x125

Claude Kasman, Health & Wellness Supervisor                    x130



Ron Hayden, Director of Operations                                                            x120

Ricky Dumlao, Director of Facilities & Maintenance                                x110

David Hyatt, Director of Housekeeping & Transportation                       x148


SYJCC Board of Directors 2019-2020

Sharon Sabba Fierstein, President

Craig Padover

Ann Dorman Adler

Jason Bartow

Alison Brennan

Philip Deitch

Matthew Goldberg