Support Groups & Services

Sara Shapiro, LMSW
Adult Center Director

(516) 822-3535, x335  |  sshapiro@miyjcc.org

Sara received her Master of Social Work degree from the University of Pennsylvania. Her professional experience includes work with seniors, adults, children, families and individuals with special needs. She also has extensive involvement in community organizing and volunteerism. When she’s not working, Sara loves to cook, bake and spend time with her family. Sara has a special place in her heart for the senior population and is thrilled to be a part of the Mid-Island Y JCC family.

Hillary Cook_.Adult & Social Services So
Hillary Cook, LCSW
Adult and Social Services Social Worker
(516) 822-3535, x328  |  hcook@miyjcc.org

Hillary is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who obtained her Master’s degree from Columbia University in 2007. Her professional experience includes social work in a medical setting as well as in the community, working with patients and families with life limiting illnesses. Hillary is excited to continue her direct practice work with adults in the community and expand her skill set with new opportunities as part of the Adult and Social Services team.

Alana Rosenstein, LMSW
Supervising NNORC Director
POB Cares / Project PACE

(516) 822-3535, x385  |  arosenstein@miyjcc.org

Alana comes to the JCC with 11 years of geriatric experience with the Long Island Alzheimer's Foundation, where she served as Director of Early-Stage Programs. Alana's goals for the NNORC programs include growing the number of seniors in Plainview and Old-Bethpage receiving the NNORC's free supportive services, and expanding the NNORC's vital volunteer program.

Shanee Kirschenbaum, LCSW
Partners In Caring Social Worker

(516) 822-3535, x384  |  skirschenbaum@miyjcc.org

Shanee is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, who obtained her Master’s Degree from Wurzweiler School of Social Work in 2012. Her professional experience includes working with seniors, adults, and teens and their families; medical social work; and doing outreach and programming within the Jewish community. Shanee is excited to be a part of the Mid-Island Y family where she will be able to combine her passions for working directly with clients and connecting with the broader community.

More Photos and bios coming soon!


Janet Golon, RN  |  (516) 822-3535, x381  |  jgolon@northwell.edu


Ann Jaffe, RN |  (516) 822-3535, x381  |  ajaffe@northwell.edu


Christina Howell, LMSW, Group Facilitator

Additional Adult Center Staff

For the following staff photos & bios, please Click Here to go to the Adult Center

Meagan McBride, LMSW  |  (516) 822-3535, x383  |  mmcbride@miyjcc.org


Debra Hearst, Respite Program Coordinator  |  (516) 822-3535, x359


Beverly Gilbert, Program Coordinator  |  (516) 822-3535, x359