Br: (914) 762-3444 | JV: (914) 245-4040


Club Fit Executive Team

Bill Beck | President | 914-250-2744


Hi and welcome to Club Fit.  I’ve worked at Club Fit since I was in High School in Yorktown over 35 years ago.  I love the work we do and the communities we serve.  The business has evolved and grown so much over the years thanks to the incredible staff we’ve been lucky to have on board.  We’re here to help inspire and guide you to becoming your best self.  Exercise, diet and sleep are vitally important to your journey.  Let us help you become the best version of yourself you can be.  As for me – I live locally and exercise most days of the week doing cardio and weight training.  When not in the club you can often find me hiking the beautiful trails of Westchester with my wife.

Ted Gilsinger | Briarcliff General Manager | 914-488-2168


Welcome, and thank you for joining us today at Club Fit. My name is Ted, and I am the General Manager here at Briarcliff. Being active has always been my best medicine. As a kid I always needed to be involved in sports and recreation. It gave me a refreshing feeling and settled my mind for better concentration when I needed it. Youth sports and college athletics are behind me now, but I still need that regular activity to keep me feeling good. I enjoy a good sunrise run and free weights when I am not chasing my daughter all around. Continuation of an active lifestyle is a success! Only 13% of the population in this country is active and you are one of them. Congratulations and thank you for doing it at Club Fit.

Lynne Welling | JV General Manager | 914-250-2746


Welcome to Club Fit! My name is Lynne, and I am the General Manager in Jefferson Valley. I joined the club as a member in 2002. Shortly thereafter, I began my journey in a handful of different roles at the club; from spin instructor to personal trainer and more. I have always been active and enjoy being outdoors year round. Club Fit has enabled me to do just that as my workouts and interests have evolved over the years. My newest passion is tennis, which I began playing a few years ago. I am grateful for having this club community of peers and members who inspire me daily. Please feel free to stop by and say hello. I would be happy to exchange stories, discuss fitness goals, and show you all that we have to offer!

Laura Crowe | Sales & Experience Director | 914-250-7723


I would like to personally welcome you to Club Fit! My name is Laura and I am the Executive Membership Sales and Experience Director. Staying active and healthy has always been such a big part of my life.  I have been with the Club for over 20 years and it has certainly been my home away from home.  My kids have also grown up at the club and have enjoyed so much of what we have to offer. Please feel free to stop by and say hello. I would be happy to help you experience the club and show you all that we have to offer!

James Stropoli | Director of Business Systems | 914-250-2747


Since 1992, I have worn many hats…a Receptionist, Sales Rep, Sales Director, AGM, General Manager & IT Director. Currently I serve as the Executive Director of Business Systems, committed to the ultimate member and staff experience. I proudly represent the Clubs in the community and chair the Annual Support Connection Golf Outing.  “Embrace our neighborhood”, a core value for Club Fit, is more important than ever post pandemic.  I am truly lucky and blessed to have a great country to live in, an amazing organization that values my contributions and most treasured… a loving and supportive family to share life’s journey!  My tagline is “Onward!!!”, constantly moving forward to do great things!  Let’s make it happen together!

Glenn Van Heemst | Controller | 914-250-2720


I was born in Northern New Jersey and moved to the beautiful Hudson Valley in 1986. I am a graduate of Rutgers University where I earned a degree in Accounting/Economics with a minor in Mathematics. I have been working here at Club Fit since December 2002; completing my 20th year at the end of 2022. My family and I have always been interested in exercise and sports. It has been a privilege to be a part of Club Fit for these many years working for an organization that emphasizes health and fitness.

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Matt Lowy | Marketing Director | 914-250-2138


Matt grew up in Mahopac and graduated from SUNY Oneonta in 2016 with degrees in Computer Art and Design, and Communication Studies and Media, with a minor in Advertising. Matt grew up playing tennis at Club Fit and landed the job of Marketing Designer in November of 2016 and become the Marketing Director in September 2021. Matt has a passion for marketing and design and loves putting that together with his passion for fitness to help people live healthier and more active lives.

Liz Lacko | Human Resources Director


After time spent as a Club Experience Advisor and our Aquatics Director, where she spent time building a strong team and successful swim programs, Liz has accepted the position of Human Resources Director. Liz has spent years studying various fields of human resources and management and is excited to fully immerse herself into the Human Resources role. 

Club Fit Briarcliff Managers

Marc Quintillani | Aquatics Director | 914-250-2796


Coach Marc Quintiliani has a passion for swimming. He loves his swimmers and wants to push them as much as possible to exceed expectations. Instilling a lifelong love of swimming and being honest and respectful are the cornerstones to his approach. Coach Marc swam competitively for 10 years. As a swimmer he competed in the Junior Olympics, County Championships and State meets. Coach Marc has trained swimmers to compete in the Junior Olympics and place in the top 20 and trained 8 & under swimmers to place in the top 10.

Coach Marc is a graduate of Hackley School and was recruited for soccer to Allegheny College on a scholarship. He received accolades from Westchester Magazine for being a “…patient and caring instructor…” in their August 2010 edition. Coach Marc has been teaching swimming for over 10 years and coaching for five. He enjoys watching his swimmers compete and helping them learn how to treat their peers with respect.

Rodrigo Schtscherbyna | Tennis Director | 914-250-2786


Rodrigo Schtscherbyna was born and raised in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and started his athletic career as a swimmer. Thanks to his dad, an avid tennis player, Rodrigo became so passionate for tennis he decided to jump out the water even after achieving a few national titles.

His passion for tennis led him to some major accomplishments. Rodrigo held the #1 position in Brazil in the 14’s, 16’s and 18’s junior rankings. In ‘98, he received a full tennis scholarship at Florida International University, a NCAA Division I school, where he graduated with a double major in Finance and International Business. After college, he dedicated himself completely to becoming a professional tennis player. During those years, he trained hard, traveled to many countries, and won a few titles.

In ‘02, Rodrigo was offered a position at Winthrop University in South Carolina to coach the NCAA Division I Woman’s Tennis Team and, at the same time, to get a MBA degree. After getting his degree he decided to take on a bigger challenge. Once he heard: If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere!!!

Rodrigo arrived in New York in ‘03 and has worked in the area since. Prior to Club Fit, he was part of some of the most well attended racquet clubs in Westchester County. Rodrigo is a certified USPTA and PPTA professional.

Rodrigo, who lives in White Plains with his wife Kristie and their children Matteos and Nicolás, is a big sports fan and loves tennis, platform tennis and soccer. He is also interested in Finance and the world’s socio-economy.

Donna Berta | Fitness Director | 914-250-2769


• BS Business Administration, The University of Rhode Island
• ACE Personal Trainer
• Schwinn Cycling Instructor
• CRP/AED Certified
• First Aid Certified
• Matrix SPRINT 8 certified

Strength Training, HIIT, Balance, Core, and Functional Fitness.

Running, Traveling, Hiking, and Reading.

Philosophy of Exercise:
Hard work pays off! Fitness is not easy…it requires dedication, patience, and a positive attitude. Commit to your goals and you can do it!

Annie Calandrucci | Group Fit. Manager | 914-250-2762


I believe that constantly changing your workout and pushing yourself to the best of your own ability will give you the results you are looking for. Annie uses today’s hottest music along with old favorites and motivates throughout. Come prepared to sweat and have fun!

Sarah Schum | Sports & Camp Director | 914-250-2137


Sarah Schum is the Sports Director and Camp Director at Club Fit Briarcliff, a certified personal trainer, co-owner of Player Development Hoops, LLC and is currently in her third year as the Horace Greeley High School Girls’ Varsity Coach. Prior to coaching at Horace Greeley, Sarah coached four years of varsity basketball and volleyball at Somers High School. Before coaching high school ball, she coached Collegiate Women’s Basketball at Manhattanville College, in Purchase, NY. In her playing career, Sarah was a 4-year starter and 2-year captain at Merrimack College, as well as a Strength and Conditioning All-American. Before graduating from college, she was an All-Section, All-State athlete at Lakeland High School, playing volleyball, basketball and softball. In her senior season at Lakeland, Sarah led the Hornets to a 27-0 season, winning the New York State championship.

Melissa Lawrence | Energy Manager | 914-250-2764


Hi and welcome to Club Fit! My name is Melissa Lawrence, and I am the Energy Center Manager and Party Coordinator. My journey started in the Sports Department over 22 years ago. I have also worked in the Café, Camp and as a Party Host. If I am not working you can find me in the fitness center taking a boxing class or just working out. I also enjoy driving around in my purple Jeep named Grape Ape and spending time with family and friends. Feel free to stop by and say hello!

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Cassie Burke| Reception Manager | 914-250-2139


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Barbara Chiola | Massage Manager


Barbara is joining the Club Fit team as a licensed massage therapist. She has been a massage therapist for 35 years. Barbara took some time off to raise her two amazing and successful children and is now excited to start her new chapter as part of the Club Fit team member. In her free time, Barbara enjoys a variety of outdoor activities along with creative artwork, and practicing a healthy lifestyle.

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Kyle Legato | Cafe Manager | 914-250-2872


Kyle holds a degree in Culinary Hospitality Management and is an alumni staffer who worked at the Jefferson Valley location as a Café counterperson and Hospitality Supervisor from 2015 until March of 2020. Kyle also previously worked at DeCicco’s in Katonah as the Front-end Supervisor and Office Manager. Kyle’s experience in working with vendors, scheduling staff, and managing monthly bills and invoicing for DeCicco’s along with being a Line Cook at Glen Arbor Golf Club will certainly come in handy in his new role. When not at work, Kyle’s hobbies include hiking, cooking and travel.

Barbara Zellner | Hospitality Supervisor | 914-762-3444 ext. 2261


Hi, I’m Barbara and I am the Hospitality Manager at Club Fit Briarcliff. I am a recovering attorney and a Philly girl at heart, having lived and worked there until moving to New York in 2000. I became a member at Club Fit about four years ago in order to take care of myself — finally! I liked the culture so much I began working here. My husband Ted and I have two sons who are also lawyers, and we are advocates for border collie rescue.

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Rachel Mackay | Aquatics Director | 914-250-2727



  • ARC Lifeguard
  • ARC Lifeguard Management
  • BA – University of Massachusetts Amherst
Rachel had her first taste of competitive swimming at the age of 8 years old. Since then she has been a part of three USA swim teams, as well as her high school team. Rachel’s favorite part about teaching is helping children get over their fear of the water. In her free time, Rachel enjoys going to the beach, reading and doing Pilates.

Michael Bratt | Tennis Director | 914-250-2739


Michael joined Club Fit Briarcliff in March of 2013 as a Tennis Professional. He quickly built up a large following of all ages and levels. Michael has coached nationally and sectionally ranked juniors, collegiate players and both men and women professional circuit players. He is known for his ability to motivate players and bring out their unique individual talents.

Michael’s skills at maximizing a player’s potential, his work ethic, and his attitude have led his players to succeed at levels they never thought possible. He is recognized as a top developer of junior talent. Many of his students have gone on to attend and play on tennis teams at colleges around the country. Michael has been a huge proponent of increasing junior, adult and senior tennis. He shows his dedication to all players, from the beginner to the top ranked competitors.

Michael had a major influence in growing the tennis program at Club Fit in Briarcliff and now we’ve been able to steal him away to be our Program Director here at Club Fit Jefferson Valley.

Tyler Hamberg | Fitness Director | 914-250-2732


• B.S. In Kinesiology & Exercise Science from SUNY Cortland
• AFAA Personal Training Certification
• NASM Certified Personal Trainer
• Former Collegiate Athlete
• AED/CPR Certified

Sport Specific Training, High Intensity Circuit Training,
Strength Training, Functional Training and Injury Prevention.

Fitness, playing all sports, improving my athletic abilities, camping, traveling and watching professional and college sports.

Philosophy of Exercise:
“Your life, your health, and your time, are far too important to settle for just any training method, program or modality. All you have to do is show up and accept nothing less than the best every day.”

Ann Palmadesso | Group Fitness Manager | (914) 250-2733


Ann Palmadesso has been teaching kickboxing since 1998 and has been ACE certified since 1999. She also has multiple specialty certifications. Her athletic style comes from her background as a player and coach. She likes to keep her classes high energy, time efficient workouts that can be modified for multiple levels. “Hard work pays off but have some fun along the way.”

Mary Ann Helf | Sports & Camp Director | (914) 250-2731


Hi, I’m Mary Ann Helf, Sports and Camp Director here at Club Fit Jefferson Valley. I’ve had the pleasure of being part of a few different departments and experiencing many facets of the club throughout my 20 plus years of working here. I enjoy putting together many of the children’s program we offer at Club Fit. I feel it is so important to instill the joy of being involved in sports and activities in our youth. My three children grew up participating in many of the programs here and are still active in sports today.

Mary Ferreira | Reception Manager


Mary was born in Georgetown, Guyana. Mary migrated to the United States with her husband, Nigel, and her two sons, Nigel Dominic and Adrian Ferreira in 1984.  She is the proud grandmother of two girls, Riley and Skyler Ferreira and mother-in-law to Christine Grafer Ferreira. 

 In Guyana, Mary attended St. Rose’s High School.  When she came to the US, she enrolled in college and received a Bachelor’s degree in Communications & Media Arts and a Masters in International Affairs from New York University. Mary has worked as an Information Officer and Film Producer at the United Nations in New York City.  During her more than 30 years of service with the UN, Mary travelled to dozens of countries producing films for UN Television on themes such as Health, Poverty, Drug Trafficking, Wildlife, Food Insecurity and many other social issues prevalent in the world today.  In 2012, one of her productions, “Africa: Digital Graveyard”, won first place in the Ekotop Film Festival in Slovakia.  The film highlighted the growing problem of electronic waste as developed nations ship obsolete and second-hand electronics to countries in Africa.

 Mary enjoys swimming in her spare time, following the stock market, travelling for leisure, and eating healthy coupled with a dedicated exercise routine to stay fit and in good health, especially during times of rare illnesses and disease.

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Kyle Legato
Cafe Manager | 914-250-2741


Kyle holds a degree in Culinary Hospitality Management and is an alumni staffer who worked at the Jefferson Valley location as a Café counterperson and Hospitality Supervisor from 2015 until March of 2020. Kyle also previously worked at DeCicco’s in Katonah as the Front-end Supervisor and Office Manager. Kyle’s experience in working with vendors, scheduling staff, and managing monthly bills and invoicing for DeCicco’s along with being a Line Cook at Glen Arbor Golf Club will certainly come in handy in his new role. When not at work, Kyle’s hobbies include hiking, cooking and travel.

Marie McCann
Manager of Spa & Hospitality Services | 914-250-2722


Hello! My name is Marie and I am the Manager of Hospitality Services at Club Fit Jefferson Valley. My passion is for kayaking, and I like to get out on the Hudson River year-round. If I can’t be on the water, I enjoy cycling the beautiful trails of the Hudson Valley.  Being physically active — and having fun while doing it — is so important to the overall quality of life. Staying connected to community is just as important. I love how Club Fit provides opportunities to do both. Look for me if you have any suggestions for improving the Club Fit experience — I welcome your ideas!