Contacts for Health, Fitness, and Aquatics

HFA Director
Paula Cole

Aquatics Director and HFA Associate Director
Teodora Albu

Fitness Director
Matthew Alvin

Sports and Wellness Director
Allison Colman

Exercise and Wellness Coordinator
Keri Drugan

Wellness Assistant
Petya Ivanova

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Trainer Bios

Matt Alvin, Fitness Director

Matt Alvin has been in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and has been working in the JCCNV Sports, Fitness and Aquatics department since 1996. He is a certified personal trainer through AFPA, certified kickboxing/boxing coach, and holds a 3rd Degree Blackbelt from the American Karate/Kickboxing Institute. What Matt most enjoys about working at the JCCNV are the friendly members and being able to share his love of fitness. In his spare time, Matt enjoys riding his Harley with his motorcycle crew, competing in mixed martial arts, and playing with his two Boston Terriers. Matt specializes in fitness boxing training, kickboxing, strength and conditioning and injury rehabilitation. His training philosophy is “fitness is forever.”  
  • Certified Personal Trainer (AFPA)
  • 3rd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate Institute, Virginia)
  • 2nd Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
  • 1st Degree Blackbelt; (American Karate System, Michigan)
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Fitness Boxing Training
  • Kickboxing Training
  • Strength and Conditioning
  • Injury Rehabilitation/ post Physical Therapy

David Astrow, Personal Trainer

David has been a personal trainer at the JCCNV for three years.  He is a second degree brown belt in Karate, a purple belt and certified instructor in Level 2 Brazilian Jujitsu, and reached the second level in Krav Maga.  David is from the Northern Virginia area and wrestled all four years at Annandale high school where he is now the assistant varsity wrestling coach and has coached 2 state champions.  His favorite thing about working at the JCCNV is the atmosphere of the Center and being able to help people of all ages reach their goals.  In his spare time, David enjoys being active, completing the Crossfit WOD (workout of the day), and playing paintball with his friends.  


  • Certified Level 2 Brazilian Jujitsu
  • 2nd degree Brown Belt Karate
  • Level 2 Krav Maga (an IDF martial art)
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Completing ACE Personal Trainer certification


  • Youth Fitness & Sports Conditioning
  • Circuit Training
  • Core Training
  • Weight Loss


Allison Colman, Sports & Wellness Director

Allison has been working in the Sports, Fitness and Aquatics department at the JCCNV since 2008. She is a certified Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach through ACE, and has a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science from James Madison University. She has coached high school field hockey and basketball, and preschool and youth sports, as well as trained swimmers, dancers, teens, and adults. What Allison enjoys most about working at the JCCNV is having the opportunity to share her passion for health and fitness with a diverse group of members each day. In her spare time, Allison enjoys being outdoors, training for her next running event, and crafting!
  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (JMU)
  • Minor in Coaching Education  (JMU)
  • Lifestyle and Weight Management Coach (ACE)
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Youth Fitness (general and sports conditioning)
  • Weight Loss & Maintenance
  • Injury Rehabilitation/ Post Physical Therapy
  • General Health and Fitness



Keri Drugan, Exercise and Wellness Coordinator

Keri has been teaching various styles of dance and fitness since 2002. Originally from New Jersey, Keri came to Virginia to pursue her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance from George Mason University. She is a certified personal trainer through ACE and a certified group exercise instructor through AFAA. Keri’s favorite thing about working at the JCCNV is being able to help get our member’s mind and body healthy and fit. Outside of work, she enjoys spending time with her husband, dancing, and visiting family in New Jersey.
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance (GMU)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (ACE)
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor (AFAA)
  • CPR/AED Certified
  • Alignment  and Flexibility Training
  • Core Training
  • Working with Beginner Exercisers
  • General Health and Fitness

Jane Hansen, Personal Trainer

Jane Hansen has enjoyed exercise and fitness through years of jogging and being a group instructor teaching Jazzercise classes. Jane has been with the JCCNV since 1992 as a certified Jazzercise Instructor and Personal Trainer, and she recently completed her degree in Exercise Science from George Mason University. What Jane enjoys most about working at the JCCNV is getting to know the members and learning more about the Jewish heritage and traditions. When Jane is not at the JCCNV, she loves yard and garden work, catching up with her four children, and obedience training her two Pomeranians. Jane specializes in core training, weight training, adults/senior fitness and working with clients with osteopenia.


  • Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science (GMU)
  • Certified Personal Trainer/Biggest Loser Pro (AFAA)
  • Certified Jazzercise, Piloxing, SilverSneakers Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Motivation
  • Core Training
  • Adult Strength and Conditioning
  • Osteopenia

 Rachelle Kaufman, Personal Trainer

Rachelle has been a personal trainer since 2007. She attended the University of Virginia where she completed her undergraduate degree, and attended the University of Denver to complete her graduate degree. Rachelle enjoys working with a variety of clientele including individuals recovering from injuries or medical issues and training clients with physical limitations. Rachelle is a certified Personal Trainer and Corrective Exercise Specialist through NASM. She teaches and trains throughout the Northern Virginia area, but loves working at the JCCNV because it is a place where you can form new friendships, socialize, and workout. Outside of work, she enjoys running, yoga, triathlon training, knitting and trivia. 


  • Certified Personal Trainer (NASM)
  • Certified Correct Exercise Specialist (NASM)
  • Bodyflow Instructor
  • SilverSneakers® Certified
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Weight Loss
  • Injury Rehabilitation
  • Race Preparation (running, triathlon)
  • General Health and Fitness

Cindy Rosen, Personal Trainer

Cindy has been a member of the JCCNV community for several years, but recently joined our Personal Training staff.  She has a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education from Penn State University and was in the United States Marine Corps for 24 years before becoming a certified Personal Trainer through the National Personal Training Institute.  She has taught aerobics classes as well as swimming lessons, and has a wide range of fitness knowledge and certifications- including kettle bells, TRX & more making her a very well-rounded trainer.   Cindy enjoys working with people and helping them reach their personal fitness goals- she loves it when her clients say “I never thought I could do this but now I can!”   In her free time Cindy enjoys cooking (healthy food!), working out, and spending time with her family!


  • Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education (Penn State University)
  • Certified Personal Trainer (NPTI)
  • Kettle Bell Certification
  • TRX Certification


  • Weight Loss & Maintenance
  • Flexibility Training
  • General Health  & Fitness

Kasha Williamson, Personal Trainer

Kasha has been a competitive athlete since attending high school in the Northern Virginia area.  She has competed in downhill skiing, road cycling, and collegiate cross country at Virginia Tech. As an adult juggling work, kids, and training, she now primarily trains for triathlons, running, and cycling events. She has competed full and half Ironman’s and is a USAT age-group finisher (top 3 within age group) at the Olympic distance. Kasha was recently named a 2012 USA Triathlon All American (top 5% in the USA).  Her favorite thing about working at the JCCNV is seeing all of the friendly faces and not having to wait for exercise equipment! Outside of work, Kasha enjoys training for her next triathlon or cycling event, vegetarian cooking, travelling, and knitting.


  • Certified Spin Instructor
  • Certified Aqua Instructor
  • Certified Group Exercise Instructor
  • CPR/AED Certified


  • Weight Loss; Postpartum and Beyond
  • Race Preparation (marathon, century, triathlon)
  • Boot Camp
  • Swimming Basics and Endurance