JCC Staff Members


The New Orleans Jewish Community Center is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the Greater New Orleans Jewish community, their friends, and families. Each time you walk through our doors we strive to provide you with the warmest and most caring staff possible. You are welcome to call the J at 504.897.0143 to speak with any one of our staff listed below or click on their name or email address to send them a message.

Leslie Fischman Executive Director leslie@nojcc.org
Wendy D. Goldberg, MSW Associate Director wendy@nojcc.org
Rachel Zoller Assistant Executive Director rachelz@nojcc.org
Jill Incaprera Director of Finance jill@nojcc.org
Corinne Hebert Account Manager/ Payroll and Benefits Coordinator corinne@nojcc.org
Emily Schwartz Accounts Receivable / Accounting Associate emily@nojcc.org
Hannah Schwartz Accounts Payable / Accounting Associate hannah@nojcc.org
Leigh S. Goodman Director of Administrative Operations leigh@nojcc.org
Ashley Kirschman Development Director ashley@nojcc.org
JJ Jensen Kornman Director of Marketing and Communications  jj@nojcc.org
Julie Ward Membership and Social Media Director
Julia Greenberg Membership Associate julia@nojcc.org
Beth A. Orgeron Program Secretary beth@nojcc.org
Kristin Pacris Fitness Desk Supervisor kristin@nojcc.org
Taylor Cooke Children's Desk Receptionist taylor@nojcc.org
Rachel Ruth, MSW Director of Senior Services
Allison Freeman, LCSW ACE Program Director allison@nojcc.org
Early Childhood Education   
Adrienne Shulman, M.Ed. Early Childhood Director adrienne@nojcc.org
Marciann Marks Early Childhood Assistant Director marciann@nojcc.org
Eli Woods Early Childhood Camp Director / Enrichment Class Coordinator eli@nojcc.org
Dennis Ranson Building Services Engineer dennis@nojcc.org
  Building Services Manager  
Jewish Enrichment    
Judy Yaillen Director of Jewish Family Life judy@nojcc.org
Andrew Sensi
General Manager of Sports and Wellness andrew@nojcc.org
Katie Tillery, MA Kinesiology Wellness Director
Neal Alsop Sports Director
Kathleen Kehoe Kennair Aquatics Director
Carolyn Shillinglaw Director of Youth and Camping
Garrett Moore Teen/BBYO Director garrett@nojcc.org
Brigid MacArthur-Thompson Children's Program Manager brigid@nojcc.org


Are you interested in joining the JCC staff? Click here to see employment opportunities.





National Coloring Book Day

We love to celebrate here at the JCC, and we also look for any opportunity to be creative. Join us for a coloring break in The Nosh of the Uptown JCC for National Coloring Book Day on August 2. We’ll have a table with crayons and JCC-themed coloring sheets. Can’t make it to the JCC? Download and print our coloring sheets. We’d love to see your artwork, so be sure to tag us and use hashtag #nojcc on social media!


Finding Your Fit Foods

Creating a lifestyle, rather than a diet, will give you the flexibility to make healthy choices while still enjoying what you eat. Sometimes the hardest part about eating healthfully is simply knowing what will taste good without packing on the pounds. Check out some of the healthy recipes recommended by Metairie Wellness Director Alexis Boudreau to get started and get cooking!


Alon Shaya Lead 2018 Kindness March

New Orleans JCC campers kicked off summer 2018 by spreading kindness at the second annual Kindness March, held June 7 at the Uptown JCC. Famed chef Alon Shaya and his wife Emily, along with the New Creations Brass Band, led the march around the JCC’s historic building on St. Charles Avenue.


JCC Dedicates New Expansion

It was "A Sweet Celebration in Song" on May 24 as the JCC dedicated its new $9 million dollar expansion.  Featuring a performance by Azi Schwartz, the internationally recognized cantor from the Park Avenue Synagogue in New York City, the event brought the community together to celebrate the new addition to the Uptown JCC and recognized and honored the lead donors who made the expansion possible. 


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