Staff Contact Information

Executive Staff

Michael Feinstein

Chief Executive Officer


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


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


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


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


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.
Denise Fowlkes

Chief Human Resources Officer


Maytal Regev

Executive Assistant to the CEO


Accounting & Human Resources

Nathan S. Bogart

Director, Accountant

Lisa Epstein

Senior Accountant

Mesfin Alemayehu


Paula Seidman

Payroll Administrator

Michelle Speiser


Joan Earp


Jennifer Wenk

Manager, Coordinator

Amy McPherson

HR Administrator

Adult Services

Frieda Enoch

Director, COA Programs

Melanie Greenfield

COA Program Coordinator

Debbie Sokobin

Senior Director, Adult Services

Linda Wechsler

Director, Senior Nutrition

Stacy Katz-Olivera

Adult Program Coordinator

Arts, Culture & Community Engagement

Jennifer Smith

Senior Director, Arts, Culture and Community Engagement

Lisa Del Sesto

Cultural Arts Coordinator

Janet Getz

Director, Music Programs

Rivka Degani

Director, Hebrew Language Program

Camp JCC

Phil Liebson

Senior Director, Camp

Gai Kaufman

Program Director

Jill Gessner

Camp Office Manager

Recreation, Youth, & Teens

Susan A. Fischer

Senior Director, Recreation, Youth and Teens

Debbie Clark

Director, Dance Programs

Anthony Hunter

Director, Sports Programs

Sarah Weissman

Director, Youth and Teens

Communications & Marketing

Treva Bustow

Chief Marketing Officer

Sue Kleit

Marketing Coordinator

Mauricio Garcia

Graphic Designer

Andi Kronzek

Center Scene Editor

Daniel Baker

Online Communications Coordinator


Adam Tennen

Chief Development Officer

Jodi Shulimson

Director, Annual Giving/Fundraising

Amy Tomchin

Director, Grants

Katya Pidgurskaya

Development Coordinator

Early Childhood Education

Ora Cohen Rosenfeld

Senior Director, Bender ECC

Sandy Lanes

Director, ECC Curriculum

Lauren Dworkin

Director, Family Engagement and Parenting Center

Debbie Kivitz

ECC Office Manager

Masha Chernov

ECC Adminstrative Assistant

Jennifer Radosh

J-Play Coordinator

Facilities/Room Rental

Lenny Cheatham

Security Director

Noel Kendall

Director, Theater and Events

Bob Layman

Building Superintendent

Lou Somarriba

Security Supervisor

Ellen Kraft

Rental Coordinator

Health & Fitness

Ryan Poolay

Senior Director, Health & Fitness

Caroline Cardullo

Director, Aquatics and Jr. Maccabi Games

Dahhia Johnson

Assistant Director, Health & Fitness

Rachel Ossman

Group Exercise Coordinator

Member and Guest Services

Jonathan Levine

Senior Director, Member and Guest Services

Kaity Luther

Member & Guest Services Coordinator

Meghan Culkin

Member & Guest Services Coordinator

Stacy Nozick

Sales Associate

Special Needs

Heather Strauss

Director, Camp Inclusion

Leah Schwartz

Senior Director, Inclusion and Special Services

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