Leadership & Governance

The YMCA of Metro North serves more than 60,000 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 into action.

Association Leadership

Kathleen Walsh, President and Chief Executive Officer
Paul Mantell, Vice President of Human Resources and Chief Administrative Officer
Lisa Ferraro, Chief Financial Officer
Jen Conway, Senior Finance Director
Sandy St. Louis, Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Laura Chadwell, Director of Grants and Mission Advancement
Julie Gerraughty, Director of Development

Facilities Leadership
Branden Lamarre, Regional Facilities Director
Phil Oesterlin, Regional Facilities Director

Association Administration and Support
Ashley O’Donnell, Manager of Membership and Digital Audiences
Mario Pasco, Marketing Specialist and Graphic Designer
Laura Cavicchi, Business Manager

Branch Leadership

Lynn YMCA: Andrea Baez, Senior Branch Executive Director
Melrose YMCA:
Katelyn Papadopoulos, Senior Branch Executive Director
Melrose YMCA Child Care Center: Karen Tringale, Center Director
Saugus YMCA & Gymnastics Center: Amy Looney, Branch Director
Stoneham YMCA Child Care and Program Center: Patti Bradley, Child Care Director
Torigian YMCA: Rob Lowell, Executive Director

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

Chuck Holden, Holden Oil, Chairman of the Board
Charles Whipple, Hallmark Health, Vice Chair
Jaclyn Kugell, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Clerk
Mike Brown, North Shore Bank, Treasurer
Elizabeth O’Hara, Eastern Bank, Member At Large
Ted Ball, Rite Aid Pharmacy, Ex Officio Member
Kevin Colcord, Director
Andrew Demakes, Old Neighborhood Foods, Executive Committee
Dave Gravel, GraVoc Associates, Inc., Director
Gil Macdonald, Director
Maria McGee, The Mentor Network, Director
Kevin Noyes, Brookline Bank, Director
Gary Romano, Civitas Strategies, Executive Committee
Carolina Trujillo, Essex Media Group, Director
Steve Valenti, F.M. Valenti, Inc., Executive Committee