We are open on Memorial Day from 7am to 12 noon.

Deann Forman

Chief Executive Officer

I am so grateful to be part of the Riverdale Y. Every day, when I walk through these doors, I get to witness moments of personal triumph and communal pride. Riverdale is a very special community and knowing that my job helps to enrich people’s lives and build community is incredibly humbling and rewarding.

I am proud to have spent the majority of my career in professional service to the Jewish community, locally in the New York metropolitan area, as well as throughout North America. Before becoming CEO of the Riverdale Y in 2014, I was the COO of the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades in Tenafly, NJ, which is one of the largest JCCs in the country. Prior to that, I served as the Director of JCC Excellence Benchmarking for the JCC Association of North America, where I provided strategic management consulting to more than 50 JCCs across the United States and Canada.

On a personal level, I am the luckiest wife and mom of the three greatest kids. In my spare time I love embarrassing my children by singing any song on the radio or demonstrating the sweet, sweet dance moves of the 80’s in public. I am also a proud, lifelong New England Patriots fan and will be happy to discuss the Ideal Gas Law with anyone.