Preschool In-Building Camp

Melanie Witkes.....................................x341

Director, Early Childhood Center

As a long-time member of the Mid-Island Y JCC, Melanie is thrilled to have the opportunity to be apart of the Early Childhood Center's continued growth and success. Melanie will be offering new programming and opportunities while maintaining a warm and loving atmosphere for our early childhood students and campers. 

Mary Madden.....................................x305

Assistant Director, Early Childhood Center

Mary received a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education and Behavioral Studies from the University of Hartford. She taught in preschools in New York, Connecticut and California for the last eleven years. Her classroom experience ranges from ones through pre-k but she has specialized in working with 2-4 year olds for the majority of her career. Mary looks forward to working closely with our Early Childhood Center families and the teachers.

Jean Goldstein.....................................x340

Infant-Toddler Supervisor

Jean has been a part of the JCC family for the past 14 years. She has a BA in communications, and a CDA in Infant/Toddler Development. Both of her sons been JCC preschoolers, and are now Second-Home Daycare and Camp staff members. Jean has been one of our Early Childhood classroom teachers for the past 11 years, and has taught in every EC age group.

Rebecca Katz.......................................x342

Family Engagement/Enrollment Coordinator

Rebecca has an MA in Elementary Education, and holds her N-6th NYS certification. She also has over 20 years of experience working with children from birth through to high school. Rebecca is a long-standing teacher in our Early Childhood Center, and has served as an inclusion supervisor for Camp Adler for the past 7 years. She is looking forward to an exciting summer as the EC Preschool Camp Supervisor.

Marcy Rosembaum.........................x360

Administrative Assistant

Marcy has been part of the Mid-Island Y family for almost 10 years. Starting in Health & Fitness, and then working on our agency’s special events, Marcy has now become a member of the Early Childhood Center’s office staff. Marcy has a BA from SUNY Albany, and 2 sons and a husband who can be seen all around the Y!

Josh Henkel................................x336

Camp Director

Josh has worked at the Mid-Island Y JCC Summer Camp since 1994. This summer will be his eleventh summer as Camp Director. His extensive experience and innovative programming are what makes our summer camps a place that will enrich the lives of your children and give them an amazing summer camp experience.

Jodi Meehan...........................x307

Assistant Camp Director

Jodi has a Master's Degree in Elementary Education in both general and special education. She is a native of Long Island and lifelong camper since the age of three. Jodi has worked in both day and sleepaway camps and spent the past five years as a Director of a local day camp. She brings over 18 years of classroom experience in the New York City public school system and private school settings. Jodi is thrilled to be rejoining the MIYJCC family. 

Offsite Summer Camp

Stephanie Ozner.........................x356

Camp Adler Supervisor

Stephanie has her Masters in Social Work and has a lot of experience working with teenagers, the special needs population, and in summer camps. She will be supervising all teen services including leadership, community service, and social programming.

Sharon Hanover..................................x332

Director, Adler Center For 

Special Needs

Sharon obtained a Master’s degree in Social Work and has more than 15 years of experience working with young children through adults with special needs. Her extensive experience includes day camps, social skills building programs as well as program development and curriculum.

Camp Adler For Special Needs

Lauren Watling..................................x303

Administrative Assistant

Adler Center For Special Needs

Lauren has been a part of the JCC for the past 14 years. She runs the logistics of our Adler Center for Special Needs. She coordinates the daily operations of the office, takes registration for all classes and programming, and helps keep the lines of communication wide open.

Transportation
 

Rob Roy.........................x323

Transportation Supervisor

Rob owned and operated a transportation company for 22 years. He's been working in the School Bus industry for the past 10 years. Currently, Rob is our Transportation Supervisor, and is responsible for all transportation for the entire agency. He has worked with us in this capacity since 2012.

 

Our Camp Directors & Staff