MEET THE STAFF

 

Randy “Grizz” Comensky

 

Senior Managing Director

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Randy has over 25 years of camping staff experience, including 20 years as JCC Camp Director in Houston, Buffalo and St. Louis. He is a graduate of the AVI CHAI/Mandel Lekhu Lakhem Senior Fellowship program for JCC Resident Camp Directors, as well as the Jewish Experiential Leadership Institute (JELI) Fellowship for JCC Management staff.

Melissa Mesa

 

Assistant Director

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Melissa is originally from Florida and has taught 14 years of K-10 grade in Ft. Lauderdale, St. Louis and in Metro Detroit.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Judaic Studies and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction.

Sam Pellett

 

Assistant Director

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Sam began at camp as our Chaverim Unit Head in 2018. Prior to joining the JCC, she served two years in AmeriCorps’ Michigan Education Corps program as a literacy interventionist for children in Kindergarten through third grade. Sam holds a Bachelor’s degree in Social Science from Central Michigan University.

Stephanie Zoltowski, PsyD

 

Director, JCC Special Needs Department

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Stephanie oversees all of our JCCs special needs programming. She has a Doctorate degree in Psychology from the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. Stephanie specializes in mental health, and behavior therapy for children with autism and other developmental and learning disabilities.

Dave Sexton

 

Program Coordinator, JCC Special Needs Department

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After spending the past two summers as one of our Unit Heads, Dave’s focus is developing quality programming for our campers with special needs. Dave has a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Oakland University, where he is currently a Masters degree candidate in Public Administration.

Terrie Miller

 

Office Manager

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Terrie brings to the JCC over twenty years of experience in office management. Since 2014, Terrie has also focused on administration and oversight of our financial assistance program.