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

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

Jed Bernstein
Above the Title Entertainment

Sarah Brayton
Monitor Institute by Deloitte

Sharon Cates-Williams
Executive Deputy Commissioner
New York State Education Department

Hon. J. Michelle Childs
U.S. District Court Judge

Jimmy Chow
Director, Community Relations

John G. Conley
Partner & Co-Founder
Gilliam Capital

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

Diane Dewbrey
MBIA, Inc.

Joe Dudy
CEO & President
Wilson Sporting Goods

Frank Gumienny
SVP/Chief Financial Officer
Philadelphia Eagles, NFL

Glen Gunderson
President & CEO
YMCA of the North

Dan Kraemer
Co-Founder, Co-CEO
IA Collaborative

George Leis
President & COO
Montecito Bank & Trust


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

Lucria Ortiz, J.D.
President & CEO
YMCA of Yonkers

Patricia Pacheco de Baez
Managing Director, Metro NY Private Bank Market Leader-Chief Operating Officer
Bank of America

CiCi Rojas
Partner & President
TICO Productions LLC – TICO Sports

Joanna Diaz Soffer
Principal External Affairs Manager, Strategic Alliances & External Affairs

Saskia Steinacker
Global Head Strategy & Digital Transformation

Ruben Dario Taborda
Executive Operating Partner
Altura Capital Management

Chris Tointon
President & CEO
YMCA of Middle Tennessee

Anthony Walters
President & CEO
YMCA of South Hampton Roads

Julie Watkins
President & CEO
YMCA of the Rockies

Jeremy Welland, Ph.D.
Global Head, Data Science & Analytics

George Wilson II
Head of Partnerships
NBA G League
National Basketball Association

2022-2023 Golub Capital Board Fellow Margaret Connelly
Northwestern University
Kellogg School of Management


Executive Leadership

  • Executive Leadership

    YMCA of the USA, the national resource office for the 2,600 Ys in the U.S., is led by a dedicated group of skilled professionals.