“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” —Maya Angelou


Deann Forman

Chief Executive Officer

Matt Abrams Gerber

Chief Operating Officer

Esther Cohen

Chief Financial Officer


Richard Lund

Development Director


Gil Amar

Director, Membership

Angelique Bonet

Membership Services

Aja Yamagata-Vance

Member Services, Membership

Emily Begin


Family & Youth Services

Emily Hausman

Director, Early Childhood

Felicha Bennett

Director, Aquatics

Dara Garcia

Director, Camp, Family & Youth Programs

Sam Sullivan

Associate Director, Family & Youth Services

Jhoan DeJesus

Coordinator, Athletics

Arienny DeJesus

Coordinator, Kid’s Space at the Y

Sherrise Figueroa

Director, Kid’s Space @ P.S. 24

Fitness & Wellness

Nadeem Kazi

Director, Fitness

Cultural Arts

Justin Fischer

Director, Music

Laurie Walton

Director, Performing Arts

Shawn Renfro

Managing Director, Performing Arts

Community Building

Joseph Robinson

Director, Community Engagement

Kelly McLane

Manager, The Riverdale Y Sunday Market

Wendy Levinson

Coordinator, Interfaith Teen Initiative

Senior Services

Sharon Asherman

Director, Senior Center

Vicki Matalon

Program Coordinator, Senior Center

Doris Toby Boisseau

Senior Center Coordinator

Pat O’Malley


Behind the Scenes

Marilyn Raider

Director, Human Resources

Miriam Maman

Accounts Receivable

Nigel Ryan

Director, Marketing & Communications

Jasmine Keitt

Marketing Creative Associate

Doris Kaufman

Volunteer Coordinator

William Reynoso

Director, Facilities

Summer Camps

Camp Twelve Trails – The best of specialty and day camp combined

Summer Stage – Perform in a full-scale musical

Camp Kulanu – All the joys of summer camp in a nursery school environment


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