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
Laurie Kennedy, Vice President of Development
Sandy St. Louis, Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Jen Conway, Senior Finance Director
Laura Chadwell, Director of Grants and Mission Advancement
Julie Gerraughty, Director of Development
Ashley Lotterhand, Manager of Membership and Digital Audiences
Mario Pasco, Digital and Creative Content Manager

Branch Leadership

Demakes Family YMCA: Andrea Baez, Senior Branch Executive Director
Melrose Family YMCA:
Katelyn Papadopoulos, Senior Branch Executive Director
Melrose YMCA Child Care Center: Karen Tringale, Center Director
Saugus Family YMCA and Gymnastics Center: Amy Looney, Branch Director
Stoneham YMCA Child Care Center: Patti Bradley, Child Care Director
Torigian Family 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
Elizabeth O’Hara, Eastern Bank, Member At Large
Steve Valenti, F.M. Valenti, Inc., Executive Committee
Andrew Demakes, Old Neighborhood Foods, Executive Committee
Gary Romano, Civitas Strategies, Executive Committee
Kevin Colcord, Director
Dave Gravel, GraVoc Associates, Inc., Director
Gil Macdonald, Director
Kevin Noyes, Brookline Bank, Director
Jerome Salerno, North Shore Bank, Director
Josephina Reyes, Wells Fargo Private Bank, Director
Carolina Trujillo, Eastern Bank, Director

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