Staff Contact Information

Executive Staff

Michael Feinstein

Chief Executive Officer

301-348-3701

mfeinstein@benderjccgw.org

Michael Feinstein has been the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington since January 2009. Prior to becoming the CEO, he served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Center for three years. Michael works with the Center’s board to develop strategic direction and leads the organization’s professional staff. He has over 25 years of experience as both a consultant to and leader of entrepreneurial businesses and nonprofit organizations. As an executive coach he has helped leaders manage change and create a new, more successful future for themselves and their organizations. He has owned and managed businesses in the manufacturing, service, and high-tech industries, and served in a variety of lay leadership roles in community and nonprofit organizations before becoming a Jewish communal professional. Michael has a certificate in leadership coaching from Georgetown University. He received his B.A. in public policy from Duke University and his M.B.A. in public/nonprofit management and finance from Columbia University.
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Debra L. Cooper

Chief Financial Officer

301-348-3733

dcooper@benderjccgw.org

Debra Cooper, CPA, CGMA, brings over 25 years of extensive experience in all facets of finance, audit and accounting, working for public accounting firms, for profit businesses and nonprofit organizations. She has a depth of experience overseeing both IT and facilities as well. She is known for her excellent relationships with staff across the organization and for her commitment to providing excellent service.
Treva Bustow

Chief Marketing Officer

301-348-3750

tbustow@benderjccgw.org

Treva Bustow joined the JCCGW team in March 2014 as Chief Marketing Officer and is responsible for the Center’s marketing and communications initiatives. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in English and Communications from Denison University and a Master’s degree in Public Communications from American University. She has more than 11 years of professional experience in both marketing and nonprofits. Prior to joining the center, Treva worked at The Jewish Federation of Greater Washington and Nielsen Claritas.
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Amy I. Gantz

Chief Operating Officer

301-348-3713

agantz@benderjccgw.org

Amy Gantz joined the JCCGW as Chief Operating Officer in February, 2011. She has a Bachelor’s degree in physical education and sports management from Slippery Rock University, and a Master’s degree in organizational management from University of Phoenix. For 15 years, Amy worked with YMCAs across the country in various capacities, including as senior director of programs and risk management and assistant executive director. For the four years prior to coming to the JCCGW, she was senior risk manager and director of the JCC insurance program for The Redwoods Group, a specialty insurance company for JCCs.
Adam Tennen

Chief Development Officer

301-348-3815

atennen@benderjccgw.org

Adam joined the JCC in August 2014 after spending 4 years with BBYO as a Director of Field Operations and an Area Executive Director for the Mid-Atlantic hub where he supervised staff, operations, and raised money for 6 BBYO regions. Prior to BBYO, Adam worked at the Jewish Federation of Greater Phoenix where he held a number of positions in the campaign department while also working on global partnerships and community planning. Adam also spent time at the Jewish Federation of Cleveland and the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Detroit in campaign and community planning. Adam holds an MSW from the University of Michigan and graduate certificate in Jewish Communal Leadership.
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Tom Rogers

Chief People Officer

301-348-3795

trogers@benderjccgw.org

Tom joined the Center as Human Resources Director in February of 2016. Tom moved into the CPO role as the senior Human Resources position became full-time, an event that indicates the organization’s commitment to the engagement of the center’s staff. Originally from Buffalo, New York, Tom has a BA in English and an MBA from Buffalo’s Canisius College. Tom has also attended business classes at the Rochester Institute of Technology. A Human Resources professional of more than 40 years, Tom experience has been in private industry, having previously worked in several manufacturing firms, a major wholesale distributor, and in a call center environment. Primarily a generalist, Tom has specialized in employee relations, labor relations and management development.
Maytal Regev

Executive Assistant to the CEO

301-348-3714

mregev@benderjccgw.org

Accounting & Human Resources

Nathan S. Bogart

Accounting Manager

Lisa Epstein

Senior Accountant

Mesfin Alemayehu

Accountant, Accounts Payable

Paula Seidman

Payroll Specialist

Michelle Speiser

Registrar

Joan Earp

Accounting

Jennifer Wenk

Manager, Database

Amy McPherson

Human Resources Administrative Assistant

Adult Services

Frieda Enoch

Coming of Age Program Director

Melanie Greenfield

ACE Seminar Coordinator/COA Administrative Director

Debbie Sokobin

Director of Senior Adult Services

Meryl Trachtman

Coming of Age Program Coordinator

Linda Wechsler

Senior Nutrition Director

Stacy Katz-Olivera

Associate, Senior & Adult Programs

Arts, Culture & Community Engagement

Jennifer Smith

Director Arts & Culture

Lisa Del Sesto

Cultural Arts Coordinator

Janet Getz

Music Programs Director

Rivka Degani

Hebrew Language Program Director

Camp JCC

Camp Office
Phil Liebson

Camp Director

Jill Gessner

Camp Office Manager

Recreation, Youth, & Teens

Susan A. Fischer

Director of Recreation, Youth & Teens

Debbie Clark

Dance & Arts Program Director

Anthony Hunter

Sports Coordinator

Sarah Weissman

Youth and Teen Director

Communications & Marketing

Treva Bustow

Chief Marketing Officer

Sue Kleit

Marketing Coordinator

Mauricio Garcia

Graphic Designer

Andi Kronzek

Editor

Daniel Baker

Online Communications Associate

Development

Adam Tennen

Chief Development Officer

Jodi Shulimson

Director of Fundraising Events & Annual Campaign

Amy Tomchin

Director of Grants

Katya Pidgurskaya

Development Associate

Early Childhood Education

Ora Cohen Rosenfeld

Early Childhood Director

Sandy Lanes

Curriculum Director

Lauren Dworkin

Parenting Center Director

Debbie Kivitz

Preschool Office Manager

Kristin Brown

Preschool Administrative Assistant

Jennifer Radosh

J Play & Family Programs Coordinator

Facilities/Room Rental

Lenny Cheatham

Facilities Director

Jos. B. Musumeci, Jr.

Theater and Events Director

Bob Layman

Building Superintendent

Health & Fitness

Dawn Hubbard-Powell

Director, Health & Fitness

Caroline Cardullo

Director, Aquatics & Co-Director, JCC Maccabi Games

Dahhia Johnson

Assistant Health and Fitness Director

Rachel Ossman

Group Exercise Coordinator

Member and Guest Services

Jonathan Levine

Director of Membership

Jennifer Wenk

Senior Member and Guest Services Associate

Special Needs

Heather Strauss

Director of Camp Inclusion

Leah Schwartz

Director of Inclusion

Additional Contact Information

Bender JCC Preschool 301-348-3839
Box Office: 301-348-3872
Dance Studio: 301-348-3801
Goldman Art Gallery: 301-348-3770
Library: 301-348-3776
Men’s Lounge: 301-348-3896
Indoor Pool Deck: 301-348-3854
Outdoor Pool Deck: 301-348-3739
Rosensweig Social Hall (kitchen): 301-348-3703
Teen Center: 301-348-3803
Women’s Lounge: 301-348-3897
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