Hi, my name is Amanda Coolbaugh I joined the JCA as a Member Service Coordinator/Camp Administrator in 2022. I have several years’ experience in the office administration, customer service and job placement field. I reside in Wilkes-Barre with my 3 children Timmy, Tyler and Julian. I am so excited to be a part of the…

Gary Bernstein CEO As a highly accomplished entrepreneurial leader, Gary Bernstein has earned an impressive reputation for organizational leadership, fundraising and executive management. He has spent nearly forty years working in the nonprofit sector as an Executive Director, Fundraiser & Consultant. His current activities include his role as the Chief Executive Officer of the Jewish…

Annemarie Carl Early Learning Center Director Illumination Early Learning Center My name is Annemarie Carl and I am the Center Director of Illumination Early Learning Center. I knew at a young age that I was highly interested in the education of children. Upon graduation of high school I attended Bloomsburg University and earned the Bachelor…

Mary Clarke | Friedman JCC | The Center For Everyone

Mary Clarke Assistant Director Illumination Early Learning Center My journey in Early Childhood Education has been a long and winding road. It all started in 1985 when I took a position as a Preschool Teacher in a local private preschool. This was my first venture into early childhood education, but it did not take me…

Kevin Harcarik | Friedman JCC | The Center For Everyone

Kevin Harcarik Athletic Director/Membership Director My name is Kevin Harcarik and I’m the Athletic Director at Friedman JCC. I wanted to take a moment to introduce myself. I graduated from Wyoming Valley West in 2005 where I played football, basketball and track/field. In 2010, I received my bachelor’s degree in business management from Penn State…

Bob Hunt | Friedman JCC | The Center For Everyone

Bob Hunt Facility Director Worked 14 years in plastics manufacturing, developing and producing backsheet and topsheet film at Tredegar Film Products for Proctor & Gamble. Opened up several new plants in Tacoma, Washington and Lagrange, Georgia. Worked 16 years at Benco Dental, both in warehousing and in facilities management which included construction and fit out…

Tracey Johnson Bookkeeper Tracey joined the JCA as a bookkeeper in 2017. She comes with a diverse background which includes the Non-profit and Food & Beverage industries with experience in management, office administration, financial reporting, payroll, and bookkeeping. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from King’s College and resides in Duryea with her…

Doug Miller Camp Director Doug joined the Friedman JCC and the JCC Camp in November 2019 after being Director of The Rock Rec Sports Complex for the past 17 years. Along with being Camp Director, Doug is also heavily involved with the basketball programs at the JCC. Doug and his wife Natalie have been residents…

Barbara Sugarman Director for Adult & Cultural Services Barb has worked at the JCC for many years starting with camp and Senate in the 1960’s working with Julia Lieberman and Evie Gurbst. Years later when the Camp Davidowitz camp site closed in Hazleton and Hazleton merged with Wilkes-Barre I began working at camp as a…

Lynn M. Bachstein,CPA Chief Financial Officer Lynn brings to the JCA a diverse background of professional development including strategic planning, cultural lean transformation, acquisitions, operations, financial management, human resources, and technology systems implementation. Lynn is a passionate leader of people with a unique ability to understand complex business problems and communicate them to all levels…