Lead Staff

Y Academy – Lynn

Jacklyn Damiano

Director of Early Education

Education: Associate’s Degree, Early Learning; Bachelor’s Degree, Psychology; Master’s Degree, Education Curriculum and Instruction; Department of Early Education and Care Lead Teacher and Director II Certification.

Jackyln has been with the YMCA for since 2015.  She enjoys competing in 5k road races (especially the YMCA road race series) and spending time with friends and family.  She says she “has a passion for working with children and enjoy meeting new families and helping them gain as much knowledge as they can, but also make their time at the YMCA stimulating and exciting.”

Crystal Urena

Out-of-School-Time Director

Education: Associate’s Degree in Early Childhood Education, Bachelor’s Degree in Early Childhood Education

Crystal has been with the YMCA since 2018.  She is passionate about working in the early childhood education field and working towards getting a better education for all. She describes herself as very outgoing and down to earth. “I’m always ready to face any challenges, ” Crystal says.