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Meet Our Staff

Our staff is ready to help with any questions you may have. Whether it is health and fitness related, program related or just a general comment or question.

Below are just some of the many staff people who help the Westfield Area Y strengthen the foundations of our community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. Feel free to contact us with any questions about the Y!.

Click on any staff member’s photo for their brief bio.

 

Executive Team

  • Mark Elsasser

    Mark Elsasser

    Chief Executive Officer

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 224
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  • Clark Lagemann

    Clark Lagemann

    Senior Vice President of Operations

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 242
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  • Susan Morton

    Susan Morton

    Vice President of Operations

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 228
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  • Greg Puchalski

    Greg Puchalski

    Chief Financial Officer

    (908) 223-8820 ext. 540
    E-Mail


Management Team

  • Amanda Aguirre

    Amanda Aguirre

    Director of Physical Programs

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 258
    E-Mail
  • Janice Carthens

    Janice A Carthens

    Senior Director, Membership/Quality Management

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 227
    E-Mail
  • Bonnie Cohen

    Bonnie Cohen

    Communications/Development Director

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 240
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  • Marty Collett

    Marty Collett

    Camp and Youth/Teen Director

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 405
    E-Mail
  • Kathy Dawson

    Kathy Dawson

    Director of Administrative Services

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 225
    E-Mail
  • Ashley Ellis

    Ashley Ellis

    Assistant Director of Competitive Aquatics

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 276
    E-Mail
  • Rob Faggiano

    Rob Faggiano

    Aquatics Director

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 276
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  • Brian Guidera

    Brian Guidera

    Competitive Aquatics Director

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 263
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  • Greg Hatzisavvas

    Greg Hatzisavvas

    Senior Director Member and Wellness Engagement

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 251
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  • Marla Itzkin

    Marla Itzkin

    Director Communications and Marketing

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 264
    E-Mail
  • Sharon London

    Sharon London

    Assistant Aquatics Director

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 253
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  • Maureen Martin

    Maureen Martin

    Human Resources Director

    (908) 223-8820 ext. 550
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  • Shannon Mcgillis

    Shannon McGillis Jackson

    Garwood Family Center Y Director

    (908) 301-1616
    E-Mail
  • Melinda Mchale

    Melinda McHale

    Associate Director of School Age Child Care & Camp

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 273
    E-Mail
  • Eileen Rooney

    Eileen Rooney

    Director of Early Childhood

    (908) 654-8460
    E-Mail
  • Michelle

    Michelle Serafin

    Assistant Human Resources Director

    (908) 223-8820 ext. 530
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  • Jean White

    Jean White

    Health & Wellness Director

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 246
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  • Carolyn White

    Carolyn White Bartolick

    School Age Child Care Director

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 248
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Administrative / Program Staff

  • Jill Koerber

    Jill Koerber

    Dragonfly: Special Needs Coordinator/Recreational Therapist

    (908) 301-9622 ext. 417
    E-Mail
  • Lauren Luthman

    Lauren Luthman

    Human Resources Administrator

    (908) 223-8820 ext. 520
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  • Maria Nierstedt

    Maria Nierstedt

    Child Care Site Director

    (908) 317-9622 ext. 423
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