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Meryl Rindsberg - Director, MJCCA Day Camps
Meryl RindsbergAs a camper, Meryl spent many summers at Camp Judaea and views her summer overnight camping experiences as the most influential in her life. She attended the University of Georgia and graduated with a BS in business administration. Meryl began her tenure at the MJCCA in 2005 as the Camp Central Registrar. Since then, she has been an instrumental part of the MJCCA Day Camps team, serving as Director of Operations and Director of Day Camps. She and her husband, Lenny, have three wonderful children, Nathan, Zachary, and Emily, and a dog named Murphy.
Tiffany Porter - Director of Operations, MJCCA Day Camps
Tiffany PorterTiffany joined the MJCCA Day Camps team in 2021. She is a graduate of The School of Theatre and Dance at East Carolina University and an award-winning, classically trained actor, director, and producer in Atlanta’s live theater scene. She has worked as an education associate for the largest regional theater in the Southeast, as co-founder and board member of a female- centric theater company, and as a consultant. She lives in the historic district of Poncey-Highland with her turtle named Tuck.
Abbe Roth - Director, Camp Isidore Alterman
Abbe RothAbbe holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and studio art from Indiana University. She has worked in Jewish nonprofits for over 12 years, including four years as a Camp Director at JCC Chicago. Her favorite camp activity is color war/Maccabi Games, as she loves any excuse to dress up in a tutu! Abbe began her JCC journey as a preschooler at The Sunshine School at Shirley Blumenthal Park. Today, she lives in Dunwoody with her family. Her son, Landon, attends The Weinstein School, bringing her connection to the JCC full circle!

Taylor Bashuk - Assistant Director, Camp Isidore Alterman
Taylor BashukTaylor Bashuk is native to Macon, GA. She spent her summers at Camp Barney Medintz from 2013-2021 as a camper, counselor, and unit head. She attended Mercer University and graduated with a bachelor’s in business administration in 2020. After relocating to Atlanta in August of 2020, Taylor joined the MJCCA Day Camps team as a counselor at Club J, where she was the assistant director. As Assistant Director of CIA, Taylor loves creating opportunities for campers to get out of their comfort zones and try something new!

Stephanie Alterman - Director, The Lynne & Howard Halpern Drama Camp
Stephanie AltermanStephanie has worked with The Lynne & Howard Halpern Drama Camp since 2012. She has a BFA in theater arts from Boston University and studied at the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art. As a performer, director, and educator, she has worked professionally in theaters in Atlanta, Boston, Edinburgh, New York, and London. She is dedicated to theater education and tirelessly seeks to challenge, enlighten, and inspire children through the arts.

Erin Lesure - Director, Dance Camp
Erin LesureErin graduated from the University of Buffalo with a BFA in dance. Erin has danced with Zodiaque Dance Company and Buffalo Contemporary Dance Company. She was on the United States tap team in 1999 and 2000, and traveled to Germany to compete in the Tap Dance World Championships. Both years she placed in the World Medals. Erin was assistant director of administration for the New York Education Department’s Summer School of Dance before moving to Georgia, where she worked as the artistic director at a performing arts facility and owned Empire School of the Arts dance studio. Erin has been the MJCCA’s Director of Dance since 2007.

MK Alford - Director, Creative Programming and Teen Camps
MK AlfordMK Alford, born and raised in Columbus, GA, returns for her third summer as a camp director. Her extensive experience is dedicated to sparking children’s creativity, nurturing their imaginations, and fostering a culture of kindness. In 2019, MK achieved her bachelor’s degree in acting from Pace University in New York. After moving to Atlanta, she became a valuable member of the MJCCA’s Club J After-School Program and Kid Zone teams. She also contributed her skills to curating children’s birthday parties, where her dedication and expertise were devoted to crafting memorable experiences. When she’s not leading summer camp adventures, MK enjoys teaching and taking acting classes, watching classic movies, expressing her artistic side through painting and crafts, and spending time in the great outdoors!

Lisa Long - Director of Culinary Camps
Lisa LongLisa has been leading cooking theme camps for MJCCA Day Camps since 2019. She has worked at educational nonprofits with culinary arts programs to develop opportunities for culinary outreach and workforce development. She attended the University of West Georgia, where she studied international business and French and The Art Institute of Atlanta, where she studied culinary arts management. Lisa loves sharing her passion for cooking with new campers each year!

Jammie Harrison - Director, Sherry & Harry Maziar Sports Camps
Jammie HarrisonJammie is a native of Snellville, GA. He has been with the MJCCA since 2004, holding various roles throughout that time including Membership Manager and Registration Team Leader. His love of sports brought him to the world of travel baseball at a young age and he continued to play competitively through high school. In his free time, he enjoys playing and coaching pickleball, hiking, and dominating the MJCCA staff Fantasy Football league!

Daniel Quigley - Assistant Director, Sherry & Harry Maziar Sports Camps
Daniel QuigleyDaniel grew up in California but has lived in Georgia for the last 18 years. When he’s not a camp director, he works as the Assistant Director of the MJCCA Athletics Department. He has worked for the MJCCA for over three years, has coached soccer for close to 20 years, and holds a National D Soccer License. He is a Florida Gators fan, a Jar Jar Binks enthusiast, and occasional author. He loves spending his free time with his wife, two kids, and far too many animals.

Misha Powell- Assistant Director, Sherry & Harry Maziar Sports Camps
Misha Powell
Misha was born in Iowa and grew up in Virginia Beach, VA. Her admiration and passion for sports started when she was only 7 years old. Since then, Misha’s knowledge and experience has allowed her to travel across the world playing basketball, coaching, and training. She also adds Personal Fitness Training to her list of skills. In her free time, she enjoys working out, drawing/painting, shopping, and watching movies. Misha recently joined the MJCCA staff as a Sports Coordinator and Director of Basketball. She is thrilled about her first summer with MJCCA Day Camps, overjoyed about the culture she’s already begun to explore at the MJCCA, and excited to see the young athletes excel in all their endeavors

Karen Callen - Interim Director, Gymnastics Camp
Adam Silverstein - Director, Tennis Camp
Adam SilversteinAdam was born and raised in Charlotte, NC. He was a high ranking junior tennis player before winning the North Carolina State High School Doubles Championship. He played Division 1 Tennis at North Carolina State University. Adam began working at the MJCCA in 2013. He is USPTA and USPTR certified, a gold member of the Wilson Advisory Staff, and a member of the GPTA. He enjoys playing competitive tennis and going to the movies.

Rob Leventhal - Assistant Director, Tennis Camp
Rob LeventhalRob was born in Omaha, NE (he’s a big Husker fan), but spent many of his formative years in Maine. He moved to Georgia to attend North Georgia College, where he played soccer and tennis and earned a degree in physical education. Rob has been teaching tennis for over 35 years, is a member of USPTA and USRSA, and has been on the Volkl National Tennis Sponsorship Team. When not on the courts, Rob enjoys spending time with his two boys.

Zach Eagen - Director, Pickleball Camp
Zach EagenZach grew up in Marietta, GA, and attended the University of Alabama-Birmingham. He has participated in a variety of sports, including baseball, lacrosse, and swimming. He has coached as many sports as he’s played, most recently as a part of the Israeli Men’s National Lacrosse team that earned 7th in the world at the Men’s Lacrosse World Championship. Zach now leads all pickleball-related programs at the MJCCA.

Sarah Koenig - Director, Blonder Family Department for Special Needs
Sarah KoenigSarah is a native of Atlanta and even attended preschool at The Weinstein School. She graduated from the University of Georgia in 2016 with a degree in human development and disability studies. After graduation, she was a neurological development teacher for students with behavior challenges at Jacob’s Ladder School in Roswell. She began working at MJCCA Day Camps in 2014, holding several positions including Special Needs Teen Camp Coordinator and Inclusion Director. Now as the Director of the Blonder Family Department for Special Needs, she oversees the Camp Success & Inclusions Teams. Sarah currently lives in Dunwoody with her husband, Danny, daughter, Maddie, and her dog, Cocoa.
Leah Harty - Director, Inclusion
Leah HartyLeah holds a Bachelor of Science in psychology from Georgia College & State University and has worked for multiple nonprofits since college, mostly working with children of all ages and abilities. She’s worked to help build emotional awareness in preschoolers and guiding young adults with special needs through life skills, including vocational training and emotional regulation strategies. This is Leah’s second summer at MJCCA Day Camps and she can’t wait to see campers again this year!
Robyn Winnick - Director of Community Care, MJCCA Day Camps
Robyn WinnickRobyn returns for her third summer as a mental health resource to staff and campers, thanks to a grant from The Foundation for Jewish Camp and support from The Marcus Foundation. Robyn spent many summers at MJCCA Day Camps and Camp Barney Medintz and she brings a wealth of experience from 15 years as a school psychologist. Robyn is excited to continue helping campers have fun, build relationships, and create lasting memories!