These departments handle overall administrative activities that support the agency’s programs and services:
Responsible for development, research and cultivation of private philanthropy, including private foundations, fundraising events and activities. Plans and executes annual gala and year-end appeal. Also provides leadership and direction for marketing and communications.
Susan Lewen, chief development officer
914-761-0600 x219; [email protected]
Diana Eppolito, development officer
914-761-0600 x237; [email protected]
Charlotte Cobbs, administrative assistant
914-716-0600 x203; [email protected]
Volunteer and Corporate Resource Development
Recruitment and development of volunteers is an important resource for WJCS programs and departments. Group or individual projects on a one-time or on-going basis can be created. Referrals of potential volunteers or requests for volunteers to fill particular positions can be made to the coordinator. Our volunteers are recognized at an annual event. Connections to corporate neighbors create opportunities to involve volunteers and establish contacts for special projects and grant possibilities.
Rebecca Sigman, community engagement manager
914-761-0600 x222; [email protected]
Marketing & Communications
Responsible for enhancing WJCS' image in the community through public relations, marketing and social media programs. Also coordinates special events, creates brochures and other marketing materials.
Susan Lewen (acting), director, marketing & communications
914-761-0600 x219; [email protected]
Colleen R. Brathwaite, MSc., communications manager
914-761-0600 x204; [email protected]
Government, Foundation and Agency Relations
Responsible for fund development, research and cultivation of grant opportunities and legislative liaison. The staff works with program professionals to identify sources of public and private grants and responds to requests for proposals.
Jan Fisher, director, government, foundation and agency relations
914-761-0600 x343; [email protected]
Joanne Bernstein, grants manager
914-761-0600 x227; [email protected]
All leased and owned sites within WJCS are developed and overseen and facility equipment and phone services obtained and monitored through this department.
William Schollmeyer, director, facilities management
914-761-0600 x206; [email protected]
Responsible for all billing, payment of invoices, payroll and budgetary issues, the Finance Department handles the full range of the agency's financial matters.
Debra Feldman, chief financial officer
914-761-0600 x303; [email protected]
Chris Nacerino, administrative secretary
914-761-0600 x302; [email protected]
The Human Resources Department focuses its attention and services on the employees of Westchester Jewish Community Services. The multi-faceted role of the department includes:
- monitoring the employment process;
- implementing effective employment-related policies, procedures and programs;
- fostering a pleasant, safe and satisfying work environment;
- administering employee benefit plans;
- maintaining accurate and confidential records;
- ensuring compliance with state and federal employment laws and regulations;
- providing guidance and counsel on employee relations issues.
- identifying and implementing wellness related programs.
The Human Resources staff is customer-focused, user-friendly and available to assist with any employee and/or employment issue, benefits question and general policy interpretation.
Milagros Rivera, director, employee relations, policies & procedures
914-761-0600 x102; [email protected]
Sharon Wu, HR manager
914-761-0600 x103; [email protected]
Maite Wagstaff, employment process & payroll
914-761-0600 x119; [email protected]
Rose Honovich, time-off benefits
914-761-0600 x122; [email protected]
Diana DiGiacomo, HR assistant
914-761-0600 x171; [email protected]
This department handles acquisition, installation, maintenance and support of computer systems and services, including hardware, software programs, internet and e-mail. A Support Desk responds to reported problems and answers computer-related "Help" questions.
914-761-0600 x111; [email protected]
Kreestof Chandley, network administrator
Aaron Teplitsky, PC technician
Michael McCabe, PC technician