Leadership & Governance

The YMCA of Metro North serves more than 63,000 individuals each year in a variety of programs focusing on Youth Development, Healthy Living and Social Responsibility. These programs are administered by a talented and diverse staff team committed to putting the YMCA’s mission in action.

Association Leadership

Bruce Macdonald, President and CEO
Kathleen Walsh, Chief Operating Officer
Betsy LaFontaine, Chief Financial Officer
Crystal Bates, Vice President, Communications
Olga Arnold, Regional Group Exercise Director
John Baldi, Director of Information Technology
Lesley Fawcett, Annual Campaign Director
Elaine Kurkul, Director of Human Resources
Branden Lamarre, Regional Facilities Director
Juliana McDonald, Marketing Director
Phil Oesterlin, Regional Facilities Director
Michelle Quinlan, Director of Childcare Services
Laurie Spindler, Director of Membership Operations

Association Administration
Brittany Ambrosino, Finance Specialist
Laura Cavicchi, Business Manager
Donna Moore, Accounts Payable
Kendra Owens, Association Child Care Billing & Intake Specialist
Emma Puglisi, Controller

Branch Leadership

Tyler Fleming, Torigian Family YMCA
Audrey Jimenez, Lynn YMCA
Katelyn Doherty, Melrose Family YMCA
Karen Tringale, Melrose Family YMCA Child Care Center
Jen Conway, Saugus Family YMCA, YMCA of Metro North Gymnastics Center

As a nonprofit, the YMCA of Metro North is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors made up of community leaders. Our Board donates their time and talent to provide direction and guidance to our leadership team and helps to shape the organization’s strategic plan.

Board of Directors Executive Committee

John Smolinsky, Chairman of the Board
Chuck Holden, Vice Chairman
Charles Whipple, Vice Chairman
Jaclyn Kugell, Clerk
Mike Brown, Treasurer
Rick Larkin, Financial Development Chair
Elizabeth O’Hara, Member At Large
Ted Ball, Ex-Officio Chairman


Board of Directors

Nicole DeVita
David Gravel
Peter J. Harmeling
Ethel Leonard
Gil Macdonald
Maria McGee
Peter Mortimer
Hong Net
Jacqueline Torigian
Steven Valenti
Robin Volante