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Kings Bay Y

Staff

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 joined the Kings Bay Y as a volunteer over 12 years ago and rose within the agency to his current role as Associate Executive Director. He has led…

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Bella Karas

Chief Financial Officer

Bella Karas is Chief Financial Officer at the Kings Bay Y. Prior to joining the Y in 2010, Bella held several key CFO/Controller positions. As Chief Financial Officer of the…

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Jason Vasquez
Jason Vasquez

Jason Vasquez

Chief Program Officer

Jason Vasquez joined the Kings Bay Y as Senior Director of Programs in October of 2019.  His most recent appointment to Chief Program Officer in August of 2020 holds Jason…

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Eugene Prokhin

Director of Aquatics

Laura Mezhiborsky

Director of Social Services

Marina Rojavski

Director of Family and Social Services

Susan Kaminsky

Director of Early Childhood Education

Oxana Petrov

Educational Director

Eran Hakak

Teen Program Coordinator – Israeli Shliach

Patrik Tepman

Teen Program Coordinator – Israeli Shliach

Kaitlyn McCord

Special Needs Coordinator

Afterschool Team:

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Samantha Kalwa

Operations Coordinator

Meet Samantha Kalwa, our camp Operations Coordinator! Samantha is one of our main team players behind planning our awesome camp trips and activities. She has been with the Kings Bay…

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Danayka Johnson

Assistant Supervisor

Danayka Johnson is an Assistant Supervisor at our Ave.W After School Academy. She handles supplies for all projects and activities as well as supports her team. She also loves to…

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Zachary Gitlin

After School Academy Director

Zachary Gitlin is our After School Academy Director for School-Aged Child Care in the afternoons. Even though he is part-time, he is able to coordinate all four of our after-school…

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Pura Stridiron

Site Supervisor

Pura Stridiron has been with us since 2005. She has grown from being a UPK assistant teacher to our Site Supervisor of the Ave.W After School Academy. Pura is very…

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Alexandra Narinskiy

After School Academy Site Supervisor

Alexandra Narinskiy is an After School Academy Site Supervisor located at Main Site, she is responsible for managing staff and overseeing projects, maintaining safety protocols, and implementing site procedures. Alexandra…

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Marcella Marcelin

Assistant Site Supervisor

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

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Tajah Dunkley

Assistant SONYC Site Supervisor

Tajah Dunkley is our Assistant SONYC Site Supervisor located at Ave.W. Tajah has been with us since 2020. He has been vital to the success of our summer camp and…

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Zumen Javed

SONYC Assistant Site Supervisor

Zumen Javed is our SONYC Assistant Site Supervisor located at P.S. 206 whose primary goal is to ensure proper implementation of programming, including activities, student participation, supervision of youth and…

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Administrative Team:

Raquel Ostrovsky

Administrative Supervisor

Raquel Ostrovsky is our Administrative Supervisor that handles the daily operations of the main office, customer inquiries, and addresses all our members’ concerns. Raquel has been keeping the office running…

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Diana Sokolova

Customer Experience Center Representative

Diana Sokolova is an experienced Customer Experience Center Representative who handles customer inquiries, coordinating building scheduling/events, and maintaining solid relationships with clients and other organizations. Diana strives for organization and…

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Jessica Ward

Customer Experience Center Representative

Jessica Ward is one of our Customer Experience Center representatives. She has been handling customer inquiries, processes memberships, and main office interactions since 2019. She currently attends Stony Brook University…

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Aneysa Calero

Customer Experience Center Representative

Aneysa Calero is one of our Customer Experience Center representatives since 2021 who handles our Social Media posting, maintains customer inquiries and main office interactions with our members. She currently…

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Vicktoria Kubicka

Customer Service Experience Representative

Vicktoria Kubicka has been a Customer Service Experience Representative since 2021. She handles the day-to-day main office tasks and uses her creative mind to create amazing flyers and marketing images…

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Lucy Kassel

Marketing Specialist

Lucy Kassel has happily been with our organization since 2018. She worked as our wonderful Office Manager at our Clinton Hill site for her first three years. Lucy has shifted…

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Allison Randazzo

Customer Experience Center Representative

Allison Randazzo joined our team in 2022 as a Customer Experience Center Representative who handles customer inquiries and helps with administrative tasks in regard to our summer camp programs. Allison…

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Christine Belykh

Kings Bay Y Camp Director

Christine Belykh has been with us since 2019. She has worn many hats with us! During the school year she is our Programs Manager, and during the summer she is…

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Katrina Gonzalez

Administrative Assistant for our Program Manager

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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HR Team:

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Kirmina Khalil

HR Administrative Aide

Kirmina Khalil, one of our newest HR Administrative Aides, assists in summer camp staff recruitment and onboarding of our new camp team. Kirmina has joined the organization at the start…

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Victoria Grant

Human Resources Administrative Aide

Victoria Grant is a Human Resources Administrative Aide that is assisting with daily office clerical and logistical needs. Along with collecting and managing data pertaining to seasonal staff and summer…

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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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Rimma Rozenberg

Associate Pre-K Teacher

Rimma Rozenberg was born in Kiev, Ukraine. She graduated from Kiev State Teachers College with a Bachelor’s in Art and Music and has worked as a Music and an Early…

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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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Jasmenda Delaney

Teaching Assistant

Jasmenda Delaney has worked with us as a substitute teacher and teaching assistant since 2020. Jasmenda has her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Education from Borough of Manhattan Community College…

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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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Kathy Marley

Preschool Teacher

Kathy Marley has been with our preschool program since 1989. She continues learning from her colleagues, students, and families every day as a preschool teacher. Kathy has taught many of…

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