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Staff Directory


Samantha Kelman, Chief Operating Officer and Interim CEO

To reach Samantha Kelman:
Isabel Balee, Executive Assistant, 510.848.0237, ext. 154

Ron Feldman, Chief Financial Officer, 510.848.0237, ext. 146 


Noosh Yazdi, Accountant, 510.848.0237, ext. 121 

Gerlee Urjin, Controller, 510.848.0237, ext. 127


Julie Iny, Development Director, 510.848.0237, ext. 129

Rachel Barron, Development and Membership Associate, 510.848.0237, ext. 132 

Marketing and Communications 

Valerie Bishop, Marketing & Communications Manager
valerieb@jcceastbay.org510.848.0237, ext. 143 

Adult and Community Programs

Sarah Wolfman-Robichaud, Director of Public Programs, 510.848.0237, ext. 150


Rachel Whittom, Director of Program Operations, 510.848.0237, ext. 142 

Early Childhood Education (ECE)

Ruth Petersen Shorer, Director of Early Childhood Education, 510.848.0237, ext. 122

Kaiya Shepard Garcia, Associate Director of Early Childhood Education, 510.848.0237, ext. 155

Candace Goodwin, Preschool Administrative Coordinator, 510.848.0237, ext. 147 

Youth and Teen 

Brianna Sommer, Director of Club J and Camp Programs, 510.717.8625 

Jay Bartell, Maccabi Delegation Head, 510.848.0237

Berkeley Afterschool

Anna Stofle, Afterschool Berkeley Director, 510.848.0237, ext. 131

Nereyda Montecino, Afterschool Berkeley Assistant Director, 510.848.0237, ext. 114

Oakland Afterschool

Amoy Brock, Afterschool Oakland Director, 510.595.9222

Margot Sands, Afterschool Oakland Assistant Director, 510.595.9222

Kids Club: Joaquin Miller

Andrea Gorham, Kids Club-Joaquin Miller Director, 510.482.7278

Dane Fox-McGraw, Kids Club-Joaquin Miller Assistant Director of Operations
, 510.482.7278

Kids Club: Cleveland

Nina Diaz, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool Director, 510.388.3455

Crystal Carrillo, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool Assistant Director, 510.388.3455

Club J Berkeley

Brianna Sommer, Director of Club J and Camp Programs, 510.717.8625 

Sam Cantrell, Assistant Director of Club J, 510.848.0237, ext. 128