Josephina Reyes, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Jerry Salerno, North Shore Bank, will add depth to the association’s governance to advance its financial health and diversity and inclusion initiatives.

June 29, 2021 – The YMCA of Metro North is pleased to announce that Josephina Reyes, Wells Fargo Private Bank, and Jerry Salerno, North Shore Bank, were added to its Board of Directors. Their appointments this month follow terms ending for three long-time Board Members including Maria McGee, The Mentor Network, Ted Ball, Rite Aid Pharmacy, and Mike Brown, Senior Vice President of North Shore Bank, who retired from the bank recently. Brown served on the YMCA of Metro North Board of Directors for more than a decade.

“I am so excited to welcome Josephina and Jerry to our dedicated team of directors who volunteer their time and resources to advance the mission of the Y,” says Kathleen Walsh, President and CEO of the YMCA of Metro North. “As we look forward to reviving our strategic plan post-Covid, expanding and diversifying our board members’ collective capabilities is a key part of our goals. In addition, their skills and experiences will strengthen leadership and governance throughout our association.”

Josephina Reyes is Senior Client Associate at Wells Fargo Private Bank. Reyes has a decade of involvement in the banking industry, including five years at Wells Fargo, four years as an executive assistant at Enterprise Wealth Management in Lowell, and two years at TD Bank. In addition, Reyes also serves as a Diversity and Inclusion Advocacy Outcomes Chair for Well Fargo, where she is involved in the Hispanic and Latino Connection Employee Resource Network. Reyes previously served as a member of the Board of Advisors for the YMCA of Metro North’s Lynn Branch, where she was instrumental in the launch of its newly opened Demakes Family YMCA.

Reyes, a life-long Lynn resident, is an active volunteer in her hometown and works with nonprofit and community-based organizations that focus on improving access and equity in the region.

“Serving on the board of the YMCA of the Metro North and being able to help make a difference in and around the community I call home fills me with great pleasure both personally and professionally,” says Reyes.

Jerry Salerno is Senior Vice President at North Shore Bank in Peabody, where he has worked for 22 years. Salerno’s banking career spans 36 years, beginning with the former Peabody-based Warren Bank before his tenure at the North Shore Bank. Salerno previously served on the Peabody Chamber of Commerce board, Northeastern Mass Economic Development Company, and is past treasurer at Partners for Georgetown Football.

A lifelong resident of the North Shore, Salerno grew up in Salem, pursued a business degree at Salem State University, and currently lives in Georgetown with his wife of 30 years.

“North Shore Bank is committed to community involvement. I have been fortunate to participate, volunteer, and work with countless civic and charitable organizations in the region, and I’m thrilled to continue this work with the YMCA of Metro North,” says Salerno.

The YMCA of Metro North association currently operates with a 14-member Board of Directors that provides governance for the $24 million nonprofit organization. The association branches in Lynn, Melrose, Peabody, Saugus, and Stoneham serve more than 69,000 people annually and provide $1.2 million in financial assistance to access YMCA health programming, child care, and summer camps.

“On behalf of the Board, I’m pleased to welcome two very experienced members to our team,” says Chuck Holden, President of Holden Station and Chairman of the YMCA of Metro North Board of Directors. “Their insights will be invaluable as we look to the future of our association and how we can continue to better serve our members and the community at large.”

Learn more about the YMCA of Metro North’s strategic plan and access their annual reports: