Health & Wellness

Home to one of the cornerstone programs at the JCC of Greater New Haven, the health & wellness center serves 600 people daily. The center features an open space for cardio and weights, an enlarged group exercise studio, a yoga/small group studio, spinning room, therapy room for private corrective exercise services, TRX/Cross Core Suspension Training Wall and new equipment to provide the most innovative and functional training.

Health & Wellness Directors

Susan Donovan 

Director of Fitness Services

(203) 387-2424, ext. 265

A seasoned, accomplished fitness professional working in the field of health and wellness since 1980, Susan takes pride in working with her staff of Trainers, Coaches and Instructors to provide the best, safest and most effective programs available today.


ACE Certified Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer, Lifestyle & Weight Management Counselor, Holistic Health, Indoor Cycling, Pilates Method and Core Specialist, Back Pain Specialist, Trigger Point & Flexibility and CPR/AED Certified

Nicolle Camara

Health & P.E. Associate Director

(203) 387-2424, ext. 237

Nicolle has over 25 years of experience creating and instructing programs for all ages. She loves working as a team to create programs that the community can enjoy. 


B.S. in Business with a concentration in Sports Management from UNH. Played soccer, basketball, and softball at the college level and was inducted into the West Haven Sports Hall of Fame. CPR/AED Certified and Concussion Management Certified.