Jodi Hotra, Camp Co-Director
Jodi’s camp career began when she was just four years old; she has never missed a summer in camp. From being a camper to a Camp Director, camping is a part of who she is. Jodi especially loves working at Camp Yachad because she has watched her former campers grow up and become counselors, graduate from college and join the work force. Jodi has two daughters who attend camp and love being a part of the Yachad family. They especially love swimming and gaga and all of the special events during the summer. When Jodi is not working on camp you can find her spending time with her kids and husband at the zoo, movies or the playground. They also love to go to the beach and boardwalk on the weekends for fun in the sun!
Mallory Saks Zipkin, Camp Co-Director
Mallory has worked at the JCC full time for six years but has been part of the Camp Yachad staff since 2000. Mallory’s camp experience comes from years in many roles here at Yachad but also as the full-time Assistant Director at a JCC Resident Camp. Mallory is a graduate of the JCCA Merrin professional fellowship and the Foundation for Jewish Camp Yitro fellowship. Being a Camp Director has always been a lifelong career goal for Mallory, and she feels lucky every day to do this important work. Mallory’s favorite thing about her job is hiring and training our awesome camp staff every year to ensure fantastic, exciting and fun experiences for our campers. Mallory also looks forward to leading Boker Tov each morning and helping our campers and staff start their days with enthusiasm and fun! Mallory and her husband Mitch live in Fanwood with their adorable future camper, Shane, and their dog, Dexter.
Cathy Pizzella, Camp Administrator
Cathy has been at Camp Yachad for 17 years. She started as a counselor, became an Assistant Unit Head in travel camp and is now the Camp Administrator. Cathy has spent a lot of time working with children at the JCC, and as a result, she is a familiar face and beloved personality among Camp Yachad and JCC children.