Staff Directory

Contacting us at the Mandell JCC couldn't be easier. Please see our directory below.

Our main phone number is 860-236-4571 and our fax is 860-233-0802. 

You can also e-mail us at  

Administration Name
Phone  Email
Executive Director David Jacobs 860-231-6313
Chief Operating Officer Annie Keith 860-231-6455
Chief Financial Officer Kim Charron 860-231-6439
Director of Safety & Security Jim Schwab 860-231-6356
Marketing Director Michelle Bonner 860-231-6369
Human Resources Coordinator Dee Chappell 860-231-6382 
Executive/Website Administrator Donna Goldstein 860-231-6315
Operations Administrator Sheri Gaudet 860-231-6351
Development Associate Melissa Harhay 860-231-6350
Member Services 
Member Services  860-236-4571
Member Services Director Lia Wald 860-231-6308
Member Engagement Director Rachel Stein 860-231-6349
Recreation & Wellness 
Recreation & Wellness Director Bonnie Hittleman-Lewis 860-231-6361
Asst. Recreation & Wellness Director
Sara Billings 860-231-6331
Aquatics Director Jaine Mazer 860-231-6363
Asst. Aquatics Director Brian Ruyle 860-231-6434
Fitness Director Farrah Mead 860-231-6362
Group Exercise Director Carmen Erian 860-231-6348
Health Spa Director Bob Gaudio 860-231-6431
JCC Fitness Center at St. Francis Sara Billings 860-714-4414 
Martial Arts Director Dave LaPorte 860-231-6338
Personal Training Director Kathy Armstrong-Crouch 860-231-6337
Sports Director
David Laudati 860-231-6320
Pilates Coordinator Karin Lewis 860-231-6314
Asst. Sports Director/Sports Jams Dir. Thai Tran 860-231-6410
Mt. Sinai Rehabilitation Hospital Physical Therapy Terry Gauthier 860-231-6352  
Program Services    
Adult Director Sharon Holtzberg 860-231-6311
Adult Special Needs Elana MacGilpin 860-231-6366
Camping & Youth Services Director Karen Wyckoff 860-231-6317
Children & Youth Program Director Colby Wyckoff 860-231-6376 
Children's Director Naomi Scheinerman 860-231-6334
Early Childhood Center Director
Pam Powell 860-231-6345
Early Childhood Center Asst. Director Gen Delay Pasternak 860-231-6343
ECC Director - Glastonbury Kate Bodmer
Family Room Parenting Center Dir.  Jane Pasternak 860-231-6342
Jewish Outreach Director Elana MacGilpin 860-231-6366
New Americans Program Coordinator Lucy Dratva 860-231-6365
Rentals Coordinator Mitchell Shakun 860-231-6323
Shlicha/Director of Israel Programs Tali Bass 860-231-6333
Swim & Tennis Club Manager Sara Billings 860-243-0794
Valley Sports & Community Center   860-693-2378  
Visual & Performing Arts Director Jill Ziplow 860-231-6339
JCC Box Office   860-231-6316
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