The YMCA of Metro North is pleased to announce the election of four new members to the nonprofit’s board of directors at their Annual Meeting on Wednesday, May 24th. These four community leaders join the current 15 member board to set strategic direction and policy, guiding the Y’s work of strengthening community through youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

“Strong volunteer leadership has always been a driving force behind our success in supporting the needs of our local communities,” said Bruce Macdonald, president and CEO, YMCA of Metro North. “I look forward to working with these four new members, all of whom are leaders in their respective fields.”

Pictured from left to right: Andrew Demakes, Lisa McBride, Keith Thomasset, Carolina Trujillo, Board Chairman John Smolinksy.

Read more about the new board members below.

Andrew Demakes, Old Neighborhood Foods
Andrew Demakes is the Director of Foodservice Sales at Old Neighborhood Foods. He is responsible for distribution sales to college, health care, hotel and restaurant facilities and the operations of the warehousing team which ships Old Neighborhood Food products all over the country. Andrew is part of the fourth generation in the proud family business which has been committed to quality and taste in over one hundred meat products since 1914.

Lisa McBride, Salem State University
Dr. Lisa McBride has an extensive and distinguished background serving as the Chief Diversity Officer (CDO) in various higher education institutions. In her current role, she serves as the inaugural Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion at Salem State University (SSU) where she is a member of the President’s Executive Cabinet.

Keith Thomasset, Lahey Medical Center Peabody
Dr. Thomasset is the Interim Senior VP of Operations at Lahey Medical Center, Peabody. He is responsible for the overall operations of the facility as well as the continued growth of primary care, medical and surgical specialties and overall presence within the North Shore market. 

Carolina Trujillo, Essex Media Group
Carolina Trujilo currently serves as the Community Relations Manager and Director of La Voz Newspaper, the North Shore’s newest Spanish-language publication. She is in charge of developing and implementing culturally sensitive media interventions that capture the specific needs of Latinos residing in the North Shore.