Fitness & Wellness Department
Mary Pat Hawkins — Health & Wellness Director
Mary Pat has 30+ Years Experience. She attended Merrimack College and achieved the following certifications: AFAA CPT, Group Exercise, ISCA CPT, Master Trainer/Presenter.
MP specializes in working with all age groups and levels and injury prevention and rehabilitation.
Ashley Vieira — Aquatics Director
Ashley started the JCC Sea Serpents in 2012 with just 10 swimmers and has grown the team to more than 100 swimmers in just four years. In that time, the team has had multiple athletes place in the Top 10 in New England Swimming for their age group as well as the teams first Zone Qualifier. Ashley swam competitively starting at the age of six. She swam for Ocean State Squids out of Brown University as well as for her high school, Coyle and Cassidy, where she was a State Qualifier. Ashley graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design with a Bachelors of Fine Arts in photography. She coaches primarily USA Senior and Junior groups of the swim team. Ashley is an ASCA Level 3 and USA Certified Swim Coach.
Christopher Havens — Associate Aquatics Manager
Christopher Havens has been with the JCC Sea Serpents since 2013 as an Assistant Coach Level II Coaching Certified. He is also the Head Coach of Swampscott High School Swim and Dive team. During his time with Swampscott, he has lead the team to two Team Sportsmanship League Awards and won the 2017-2018 Northeast Conference Coach of the Year. Christopher is currently pursuing a BS degree in Exercise Science at Salem State University where he is expected to graduate May 2019.
Brandon O'Donnell — Swim Lessons Manager / Swim Inclusion Specialist
Brandon O’Donnell has been a lead swim instructor at the JCCNS since 2013 and is currently our Swim Lessons Manager. During his time at the JCCNS, he has started Olympic Way, our Special Olympic swim team and is the lead coach for the JCC Lil Lochs, our junior swim team. Brandon is passionate about the sport of swimming and spreading and sharing his love of the sport with the youth of our community.