President & CEO
For Gordon and his wife Mary there is no better Y moment than watching their 6 grandchildren in swim lessons and dance classes at the Y.
Chief Financial Officer
Chief Administrative Officer
Louis' Favorite Y Moments: Working directly with children at the Y and being able to include his own daughters in YMCA programs.
Development Director & YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program Director
Why Erica loves the Y: "I feel good knowing that we build lasting partnerships to respond to our community's needs."
Why Travis loves the Y: "Getting to know all the ways that the Y is dedicated to making an impact on people's lives, beyond its gyms, through its health and human services projects in the community."
Marketing & Branding Specialist
Amanda's Favorite Y Moments: "Visiting the Adult Literacy students for their annual Thanksgiving potluck, the students put a lot of effort into their dish and it's amazing to see the supportive community they've built."
Assistant to President & CEO
Kristin's Favorite Y Moment: "Working with a hundred other volunteers to assemble a playground at the Belle Chasse Y in one day with Kaboom! It was uplifting to see so many people working together to provide a safe, beautiful space for the kids at Belle Chasse."
Favorite Y moment: "I love when people flash me a huge smile when they stop by my office and seeing people enjoy their time at the Y."
Bell Chasse YMCA
Robert "Bob" Becnel
District Vice President of Plaquemines Parish
Why Bob loves the Y: "When I walk around the facility and I can see the influence that the Y is having in the local community. We're really making a difference."
Why Jodi loves the Y: "Without the Y, I would have been lost. The Y is a great place to work because it really is a family. I have met so many people and built so many relationships at the Y. It is a place I call home. It has given me a chance to have a safe, healthy and positive place for my daughter to grow up in. She absolutely loves the Y and never wants to leave.
Association Aquatics Director
Why Rachael love the Y: "I love being able to teach people of all ages the lifelong skill of swimming."
East Jefferson YMCA
Executive Director, East Jefferson YMCA
Wellness and Aquatics Director
Haley's Favorite Y moment: "The evening of the Annual Gala because it was the realization of months of hard work by dedicated volunteers raising money for a place they love, and a time of celebration of the community we have with each other at the Y."
Membership and Marketing Director
Why Stacie Loves The Y: " I love the Y because it's a resource that helps strengthen family and community relationships."
Youth Program Director
Why Candace Loves The Y: "I love that the Y puts me in a position to actively affect change in my community. The Y movement promotes relationship building and cause-driven leadership, two things I'm truly passionate about."
West St. Tammany YMCA
Executive Director, West St. Tammany YMCA
Why Joey Loves The Y: "The Y provided opportunity and guidance in my early years. Now, I love helping, supporting, and guiding others."
Why Kakki loves the Y: "I love my extended family. I love how they pull together to make things happen during the good and bad times. I love seeing the community building around us knowing that we helped make it a stronger community. I love being part of something so real and meaningful that gives me a sense of purpose. I go home every night (sometimes, really late) knowing that I made a difference in someone's life!"
Youth and Family Programs Coordinator
Why Krissy loves the Y: "I love Summer Camp. I enjoy watching the campers grow and learn throughout the summer. I truly believe in the Y's Core Values and enjoy teaching the children in our programs how to incorporate them into their daily lives."
Will's Favorite Y Moment: "Having a dance off competition with an awesome group of kids from our Dive in Movie Night (I totally won by the way). I love the Y because it affords me the opportunity to help those in need in our community."
Why Patrick Loves the Y: "I love to work out and it's great to help others reach their health and wellness goals."
Castle Kids Child Development Center
Jennifer's Favorite Y Moment: "When the employees at one of our branches commented about how they feel appreciated and empowered after I took over direct management." Why Jennifer Love's The Y: "I love the Y because we can offer so much to communities that have so little."
Facility Director, Buras
Why Ashley loves the Y: "Of all the places I've worked, the Y has been by far the most rewarding. What I love most about the Y is the passion it creates in our community; getting to be a part of the positive effect it has on people of all ages is an edifying feeling. Our Y allows everyone to reach their full potential through our mission that focuses on a healthy spirit, mind, and body. Last but not least, I love our Y family which is made up of volunteers, donors, members and staff, who make this place a home, rather than a job."
Shannan's Favorite Y Moment: "Having a student call to tell me that our help changed the course of his life."
Coordinator of Instruction
Andrea's Favorite Y moment: "Seeing our HISET graduates walk across the stage at the citywide adult education graduation."