Youth and Family Department
Heather Gravelese — Youth & Family Director,
J Adventure/Camp Simchah Director
Heather has served as the the Youth and Family Director at the JCCNS since Fall 2020. She is also the Summer at the J Camp Simchah Director, and is one of those people who just LIVES for camp! Heather is a lifer at the JCCNS: The J has been her second home since she was 5 years old when she joined the swim team, then called The North Shore Piranhas. She spent her summers attending Camp Simchah as a camper, and later worked in both the Aquatics Department and the Business Office as an administrative assistant before moving into her current positions.
Rachel Dicker — Youth and Family Administrative Assistant
Rachel has been at the JCCNS since 2015. She is an invaluable office assistant in both the J Adventure After-School Program and the Business Office and always has a smile on her face.
Rachel lives in Swampscott with her husband Adam, children Judy and James, and dog Rosie.