Lynn YMCA Hires Senior Branch Executive for Growing Campus

The YMCA of Metro North Lynn Campus is excited to announce that Andrea Baez will be joining the team as the Senior Executive Director.  Baez succeeds Audrey Jimenez who has accepted the position of Executive Director of Mission Advancement for the organization.  Both will begin their new role on April 1, 2019.

Mrs. Baez comes to the Lynn YMCA after serving as the Executive Director of the Dorchester YMCA for the past 4 years.  President and CEO of the YMCA of Metro North, Kathleen Walsh, notes, “Andrea has been an exceptional performer in the Dorchester community where the Y is thriving, we look forward to her energy, creativity and passion for the organization as she joins our team.”   Baez also served as Director of Operations at the Roxbury YMCA as well as an Association Childcare Director.  Baez graduated with a degree from Salem State University as well completed the YUSA Executive Director Learning Institute in 2015.  Baez is part of the National YMCA Women’s Leadership Network, a member of the Boston Police Department Task Force on Race and Social Justice, a member of the Dorchester Board of Trade Board of Directors as all as co-President of the Codman Square Neighborhood Council.

Baez adds “I look forward to expanding the work that is already happening…as well as growing our member and participant base, I truly believe the Y has something for everyone, they may just not know it yet”.  Andrea will serve as the Senior Executive Director for the Lynn Y Campus.  This includes the existing YMCA as well as the new 70,000 square foot YMCA that is now underway. The new Y will sit directly in front of the existing Y and will include a Y Early Learning Academy, a natatorium featuring a lap pool, a teaching pool and a splash pad, a café and teaching kitchen, three community rooms, a 11-lap per mile indoor track, a 14,000 square foot health & wellness space, a gymnasium and an indoor playspace for children!  The current Lynn YMCA will serve as a youth development center and will host the Out of School time Y Academy, the youth center drop in program, the music studio and an amazing menu of youth focused activities.  The campus including the new Lynn Y is anticipated to be open by the late spring of 2020.

The YMCA will be scheduling a series of receptions to welcome Andrea Baez.  Please check the Lynn YMCA facebook page details.  Baez is a lifelong resident of Winthrop where she lives with her husband and two children.

If you would like to reach out to Andrea and welcome her to Lynn YMCA you can email her at

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