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Staff Directory


Melissa Chapman, Chief Executive Officer, 510.848.0237, ext 111

Samantha Kelman, Chief Operating Officer, ext. 112

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

Isabel Balee, Executive Assistant, 510.848.0237, ext. 154


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

Alystar Sacks, Public Programs Manager (JCCEB/CCJCC Partnership), 510.848.0237, ext. 118

Laura Greenfield, Public Programs Specialist, 510.8480237, ext. 119


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, Family Engagement Manager, 510.848.0237, ext. 147 

Youth and Teen 

Brianna Sommer, Director of Club J and Camp Programs, 510.717.8625 
Nina Diaz, Kids Club, Director of Afterschool Programs, 510.988.3070

Berkeley Afterschool

Anna Stofle, Afterschool Berkeley Director of Program Experience, 510.848.0237, ext. 131

Nereyda Montecino, Afterschool Berkeley Director of Program Logistics, 510.848.0237, ext. 114

Oakland Afterschool

Margot Sands, Afterschool Oakland Director, 510.595.9222

Penny Boyes, 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

Crystal Carrillo, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool Director, 510.388.3455

Khelsey Pellum, Kids Club-Cleveland Afterschool 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 


Natalie Garcia, Facilities Manager, 510.848.0237, ext. 110