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 in action.

Association Leadership

Kathleen Walsh, President and CEO
Bruce Macdonald, President of Lynn Y Support Inc.
Lisa Ferraro, Chief Financial Officer
Paul Mantell, Vice President of Human Resources
Sandy St. Louis, Senior Director of Marketing & Membership
Laura Chadwell, Director of Grants & Mission Advancement
Julie Gerraughty, Director of Development
Branden Lamarre, Regional Facilities Director
Danielle LeBlanc, Development & Marketing Specialist
Ashley O’Donnell, Manager of Digital Audiences
Mario Pasco, Marketing Specialist / Graphic Designer
Phil Oesterlin, Regional Facilities Director

Association Administration
Laura Cavicchi, Business Manager
Emma Puglisi, Controller

Branch Leadership

Melrose Family YMCA: Katelyn Papadopoulos, Branch Executive Director
Melrose Family YMCA Child Care Center: Karen Tringale, Center Director
Stoneham YMCA Child Care and Program Center: Patti Bradley, Child Care Director
Saugus Family YMCA & Gymnastics Center: Jen Conway, Branch Executive Director
Lynn YMCA: Andrea Baez, Senior Branch Executive 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 Executive Committee

Chuck Holden, Holden Oil, Chairman of the Board
Charles Whipple, Hallmark Health, Vice Chair
Steve Valenti, F.M. Valenti, Inc., Vice Chair
Mike Brown, North Shore Bank, Treasurer
Jaclyn Kugell, Morgan, Brown & Joy, LLP, Clerk
Jay Smolinsky, Immediate Past Chair
Elizabeth O’Hara, Eastern Bank, Member At Large
Andrew Demakes, Old Neighborhood Foods, Member At Large


Board of Directors

Ted Ball, Rite Aid Pharmacy
Dave Gravel, GraVoc Associates, Inc.
Gil Macdonald
Maria McGee, The Mentor Network
Kevin Noyes, First Ipswich Bank
Jacqueline Torigian
Carolina Trujillo, Essex Media Group