The small pool in the Peck Aquatic Center will be closed for the remainder of the day (6/21). The large pool will remain open. Check the My J App for the Pool Schedules.

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Areas of Supervision:

  • Human Resources

Kaitlyn Essman

Chief Talent Officer


Kaitlyn Essman is the Chief Talent Officer for the Harry & Rose Samson Family Jewish Community Center. In this role she oversees the JCC’s Total Talent Rewards strategy and the implementation of its employer brand. Kaitlyn is not just about policies and procedures; she’s all about fostering a culture of trust, respect, and mutual support. From innovative onboarding processes to personalized development plans, she ensures that each team member feels like an integral part of our JCC staff family.

Kaitlyn holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Human Resource Management from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Prior to joining our family of staff in 2016, she held Human Resource roles in a variety of industries which include staffing, RPO (recruitment process outsourcing), Consumer Good Manufacturing, and Utility Services.

Kaitlyn, her husband, Thomas, and their two young boys are active participants in JCC programs, including Gan Ami Early Childhood Education, aquatics, recreation, family programs, and JCC Rainbow Day Camp.

Whether you’re a seasoned professional or just starting your career journey, Kaitlyn and the entire HR team are committed to helping you grow, succeed, and make a difference in the lives of the community we serve.