Category: Staff members

Tamar Sharony

Tamar Sharony is our Director of Teen and Young AdultEngagement. Tamar graduated from AmericanJewish University in Los Angeles with an MBA in SocialEnterprise Management and

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Naama Amiel

Naama Amiel Berkman

Naama Amiel is the Jewish Agency for Israel’s shlichah, emissary, at both the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood and the Riverdale Y. When Naama

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Ari Del Rosario, Inclusion Coordinator

Ari Del Rosario

Ari comes to the Y with more than 10 years of experience in education, working with individuals of all ages and abilities, and a master’s

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Martin Englisher

Martin G. Englisher has served as CEO of the YM & YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood (the Y) since 1981. His visionary leadership has

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Congratulations Y COO Michael Fermaglich!

Michael Fermaglich

Y Chief Operating Officer Michael Fermaglich has been an executive staff member of the Y since 2001. In his current position, Michael oversees operations, including

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Deborah Gross

Deborah Gross, LMSW, is the Program Director of the Hudson Community Project: Safe at Home and brings over 25 years of experience in the field

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Susan Herman

Susan has been at the Y for the last thirteen years and has overseen the growth of our program for two, three, and four year

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Kierstin Hettler

Kierstin is the Y’s Managing Director of Youth and Recreation, responsible for oversight and leadership of internal programs including Be Me, inclusion, enrichment, literacy, and sports.

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Lauren Madden

Lauren Madden

Lauren Madden is very excited to join the Y as an inclusion coordinator and director of Sunday Funday! She grew up in the San Francisco

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Phoenix Madera

Phoenix Madera currently is the Y @ CSS SONYC Afterschool Program Director. His previous position at the Y was Director of Summer Youth Employment Program

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Juan Mena

Juan Mena grew up in Washington Heights, where he attended Park West High School. In the past, Juan worked at a Golf Country Club and

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Victoria Neznansky

Victoria Neznansky

Victoria Neznansky, LCSW, chief development and social services officer at the YM&YWHA of Washington Heights & Inwood, is a Jewish refugee from the Former Soviet

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Roxanne Parets

Roxanne has over 13 years of Camp and Youth work experience. She began as a Counselor in Training (C.I.T) and since has held many positions

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Paulette Posner

Paulette R. Posner is very excited to be joining the team at the Y as the Managing DIrector, Norman E. Alexander Center for Jewish Life.

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Rodger Ramallo

Rodger, a certified personal trainer (NCSF), along with the Y’s fitness team offer you professional guidance and help you get the results you want, from

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Cyndi Rand

Cyndi has been working at the Y as the lead Jewish Educator since 1999. She works with all age groups from the youngest to seniors,

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