National Board of Directors

YMCA of the USA's National Board of Directors brings a diverse set of skills and experience to support the Y's mission and work to strengthen communities. Their commitment and unique talents help guide the Y and ensure its continued success.

National Board of Directors

The Important Work of our Board

Our National Board of Directors provides critical guidance to ensure our vision and strategy align with our mission. These dedicated individuals are critical to the success of YMCA of the USA and to Ys across the country.

National Board

Carlos Ayala
Vice President and Chief Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Officer

John Baird, Ph.D
Principal Partner
ExecutiveEdge of Silicon Valley

David A. Barahona
Finance Director
PepsiCo, Inc.

Jed Bernstein
Above the Title Entertainment

Kevin Bolding
Central Florida YMCA

Sarah Brayton
Monitor Institute by Deloitte

Jimmy Chow
Director, Community Relations

Hon. J. Michelle Childs
U.S. District Court Judge, South Carolina

John G. Conley
Partner & Co-Founder
Gillam Capital

Pamela Davies, Ph.D.
President Emerita and Professor of Strategy
Queens University of Charlotte

Diane Dewbrey
MBIA, Inc.

Janice Reals Ellig
The Ellig Group, LLC

Mathew Furman
Chief Communications and Public Affairs Officer
Best Buy Co., Inc.

Walter Glover
U.S. Olympic Endowment 

Valarie Gomez
YMCA of West San Gabriel Valley


Glen Gunderson
YMCA of the North

Matthew Hyde
Executive Chairman

Dan Kraemer
Co-Founder, Co-CEO
IA Collaborative

George Leis
Montecito Bank & Trust

Carla Moradi
Senior Vice President, Strategic & Executive Partnerships
Anaplan, Inc.

Patricia Pacheco de Baez
Director, Multinational Corporate Banker
Bank of America Merrill Lynch

Christopher Padilla
Vice President Government & Regulatory Affairs
IBM Corporation

CiCi Rojas
Partner & President
Tico Productions LLC - Tico Sports

Saskia Steinacker
Global Head of Digital Transformation
Bayer USA

Ruben Dario Taborda
Chief Commercial Officer

Chris Tointon
YMCA of Middle Tennessee 

Liliana Gil Valletta
CEO & Co-Founder

Julie Watkins
YMCA of the Rockies

George Wilson II
Head of Business Operations
NBA G League
National Basketball Association

Board Fellow 2021 - 2022
Vicky Luh
Kellogg School of Management
Northwestern University


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