The YMCA of Niagara is a partnership of staff and volunteers. As a leading charity, the YMCA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors comprised of 14 individuals from across the community.
YMCA of Niagara Board of Directors
In the above photo, the 2013 - 2014 Board of Directors are:
(Back: L to R) Mike Watt; Georgia Groat; Ian Brown (Vice Chair); Doug Howe; Jay Hamilton; Patrick Robson (Past Chair); David DiFelice; and Janet St. Amand, CEO.
(Front: L to R) Debbie Zimmerman; Kithio Mwanzia; Leanne Standryk (Chair); Terry Suess (Vice Chair); and Teresa Quinlin.
Absent from photo: Sandra Murre and Coby Hawkins.
At our 2013 Annual General Meeting, we honoured retiring Board Members Betty-Lou Souter and Joanna Mataya and welcomed new Board Members Georgia Groat and Coby Hawkins.
In addition, a motion was passed to elect the following as Officers of the Board for 2013-2014:
Leanne Standryk Chair
Patrick Robson Past Chair
Terry Suess First Vice Chair
Ian Brown Second Vice Chair
If you would like more information regarding Board opportunities, or to put your name forward for consideration, please contact Nancy Brown, Executive Assistant at 905 646 9622 x 330.
YMCA Voting Member
The YMCA of Niagara strives to provide relevant, transparent and accountable governance that positions the YMCA to advance its Mission, Vision and Values while meeting all regulatory requirements of a charitable organization. Periodically, the YMCA seeks to fill vacancies for YMCA Voting Member positions.
Individuals who are interested in becoming a YMCA Voting Member are invited to review the Voting Member criteria outlined in the YMCA Voting Member Application Form based on the YMCA By-Law. The application form is available below in PDF form. The Voting Member criteria generally include those who have demonstrated their alignment with the YMCA’s Mission, Vision and Values through their contribution of time, talent and treasure to the YMCA. Interested individuals who meet the criteria, are welcome to submit a completed and signed YMCA Voting Member Application Form to the YMCA Governance Committee. After a review of all applicants which generally occurs each spring, the Governance Committee will bring forward recommended candidates to the YMCA Board of Directors for final selection. The term for a Voting Member is a three year period. Please contact the YMCA CEO by calling 905-646-9622 if you wish to discuss the YMCA Voting Member role further.
YMCA of Niagara Senior Leadership
Janet St. Amand - CEO
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 345
Heather Adams - Vice President Human Resources, IT and Administration
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 370
Lisa DeGasperis - Vice President Child/Youth and Employment/Newcomer Services
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 336
Kyla Kumar - Vice President Marketing and Communications
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 343
Joe McLaughlin - Vice President Asset Management
Phone: 905 934 9622 ext.254
Tiffany Turner - Vice President Finance
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 351
Julie Cruickshank - General Manager Human Resources
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 331
Mai Eltom - General Manager Finance
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 365
Jackie Kerry - General Manager Child Care
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 335
Debbie Luciani - General Manager IT and Administration
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 358
Erin McBride - General Manager Youth Outreach and Day Camp
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 329
Kristy McKitrick - Campaign Director / Director of Media Relations
Phone: 905 684 3500 ext. 349
David Wyllie - General Manager Employment & Newcomer Services and Compliance
Phone: 905 684 3500 ext. 423
Denise Yoreff - General Manager Membership
Phone: 905 646 9622 ext. 333