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Kings Bay Y


Leonard Petlakh

Executive Director

(718) 648-7703

Leonard Petlakh has served as the Executive Director of the Kings Bay Y since December 2006. The Y also has branches in Windsor Terrace, North Williamsburg and Clinton Hill under…

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Daniel Zeltser

Chief Operating Officer

Daniel Zeltser’s journey with the JCC Brooklyn/Kings Bay Y began more than seventeen years ago when he first stepped in as a volunteer. Daniel has been the driving force behind…

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Andrew Brodsky

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew Brodsky, Chief Financial Officer of Kings Bay Y/JCC Brooklyn, has held several key Controller/Financial management positions within private and non-for-profit entities during his 20+ year career. Most of his…

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Jason Vasquez

Chief Program Officer

In October 2019, Jason Vasquez joined the Kings Bay Y as the Senior Director of Programs. His career trajectory within the organization saw him rise to the position of Chief…

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Eugene Prokhin

Director of Aquatics

Marina Rojavski

Director of Family and Social Services

Susan Kaminsky

Early Childhood

Oxana Petrov

Educational Director

Christine Belykh

Director of Youth Programs

Isabel Braun

Israel Fellow

Diellza Lahu

Human Resources Coordinator

Roni Nehmad

Israel Fellow

Daniel Rozenfeld

Human Resources Assistant Coordinator

Accounting Team

Yuliya Shnayderman

Senior Accountant

Yuliya Shnayderman is our Senior Accountant. She has been an asset to our managers and employees since 2017. Yuliya has extensive experience in payroll, tax compliance, and financial reporting in both private and…

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Paula Batist

Accounting Associate

Paula Batist has been with us since 2013. She started her Kings Bay Y career with our administrative team but has branched her talents to our accounting team as an…

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Faina Fishman


Faina Fishman became an Accountant with us in 2021. We are fortunate to add her to our team after her six years with the Jewish Federation of North America. Faina…

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Milla Vance

Accounting Associate

Milla Vance joined our team in 2021 as an Accounting Associate. She always appreciates a good spreadsheet. When she is not super busy ensuring we are getting paid on time,…

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Afterschool Team:

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Alexandra Narinskiy

Youth Program Coordinator

Alexandra Narinskiy is the Youth Programs Coordinator. Alexandra has been with the Kings Bay Y since 2018, throughout the school year and summer sessions. Alexandra graduated from Hunter College with…

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Danayka Johnson

Assistant Annex Site and SONYC Supervisor

Danayka Johnson is our Assistant Annex Site and SONYC Supervisor at our Avenue W After School Academy. She handles supplies for all projects and activities and supports her team. She…

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Kaitlyn McCord

Special Needs Coordinator

Kaitlyn McCord has been with the Kings Bay Y for over seven years, starting as an assistant counselor in 2015 and rising to division leader and after-school site supervisor in…

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Marcella Marcelin

After School Academy Site Supervisor

Marcella Marcelin started working with us in the Summer of 2021. She was a lead counselor for camp, and she enjoyed our team so much that she continued with us…

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Samantha Kalwa

DYCD Coordinator

As Operations Coordinator, Samantha Kalwa is one of our main team players in planning our awesome camp trips and activities. She has been with the Kings Bay Y since 2018,…

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Pura Stridiron

Annex Site Director

Pura Stridiron has been with us since 2005. She has grown from being a UPK assistant teacher to our  Annex Site Director. Pura is very dedicated to the families and…

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Administrative Team:

Raquel Ostrovsky

Administrative Supervisor

As our Administrative Supervisor, Raquel Ostrovsky handles the daily operations of the main office, customer inquiries, and addressing members’ concerns. Raquel has been keeping the office running smoothly with her…

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Aneysa Calero

Customer Experience Center Representative

Aneysa Calero has been one of our Customer Service Representatives since 2021! She handles our social media postings, maintains customer inquiries and main office interactions with our members. She currently…

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Daniella Franceschi

Marketing Coordinator

Daniella joined the Kings Bay Y team in 2022. She started as a Customer Experience Center Representative and has since assumed the role of Marketing Coordinator. She is currently studying…

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Katrina Gonzalez

CRM/Data Specialist

Katrina Gonzalez is our Administrative Assistant for our Program Manager. She joined our organization in 2020 starting as a summer camp head counselor and has since grown to assist with…

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Preschool Team:

Oxana Petrova

Director of the Early Childhood Program

Oxana Petrova has been with us since 2017 and is the Director of the Early Childhood Program. She brings more than 15 years of expertise in early childhood and special…

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Donna Gatto

Preschool Teacher

Donna Gatto has been a Kings Bay Y preschool teacher since 2003. She loves being challenged daily and strives to make each year an amazing experience for the children and…

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Emily Dulka

Pre-K Teacher

Emily Dulka grew up in Brooklyn and attended P.S. 52 in Sheepshead Bay. Her family moved to Long Island while she was in high school, but she couldn’t stay away…

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Shari Eisenstadt

Assistant Teacher

Shari Eisenstadt has been an assistant teacher with our Preschool since 1999. She considers our community center to be her second home since was a member of our teen group…

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Social Adult Day Care Team:

Raya Korbin

Raya Korbin has been part of our Senior Social Day Care group for Russian speakers since 2012. She is dedicated to the team and participants. We could not imagine this…

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Jenny Su

Jenny Su has been part of our Senior Social Day Group and a Parent Liasion with our afterschool program located at PS206 since 2008. She is truly an asset to both of…

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Aleksandra Mayman

Aleksandra Mayman has been part of our Senior Social Day Care group for Russian speakers since 2015. She is dedicated to the team and participants. We could not imagine this program…

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Ping Li

Ping Li has been part of our Senior Social Day Care group for Chinese speakers since 2019. She is dedicated to the team and participants.  

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Liana Meleshkin

Liana Meleshkin has been our social worker for our Senior Social Day Care group for Russian speakers since 2017. She is dedicated to the team and participants.  

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